So, in my quest to find shows I absolutely love, I go to the BBC shows that finally get around to being aired in America or sent to Netflix. I loved As Time Goes By, Keeping Up Appearances, and Are You Being Served. Currently, I enjoy watching Hardware and sometimes Spaced, kind of have to be in the mood for Spaced but when I'm in the mood it's hilarious.
I was surprised to find I absolutely loved Balleykissangel. The first three seasons were great. I couldn't wait to get the new disc! And the last two shows of season three, um, devastated me, as much as a show can. I couldn't believe it! And of course, no one I know even knows the show exists much less watches it, so I'm going to go on about it here, so if you WANT to watch it, which I doubt, because I'm the only person I know who gets addicted to these shows, don't read.
See, the show is a story about an English priest who goes to a small Irish village, and is just about the daily lives and tribulations of village life, viewed from an outsider who has a position of responsibility. I loved this show. I loved Fr. Peter Cliffard.
The problem is, he was the catalyst character, the one that the show needed to have perspective. He was also one of the strongest characters. I loooovvvved this character. He was a good priest minus his minor falling in love with women thing, and of course, you can't have a priest on television without having a crisis, and he did. He stort of fell in love with the pub owner chick, Assumpta. After three seaons, which would normally last three years, but for me, using Netflix, lasted more like three months, the attraction between the two and the deep, intense feeling, that stayed platonic the whole time (not a trashy show) finally culminated in a major decision. He was going to leave the priesthood and she and he were going to marry. It was real, it was wonderful and it was sweet.... until she gets electrocuted in the pub cellar fixing her fuse box... /boggle.
Never mind my opinions on the convenient death. How was I supposed to know the actual actors/actresses were leaving? The point is, her death I could take, how sad, it was riveting, the crisis, the misery, the anguish, it was well acted, I felt for him. Sad. It was really riveting. But I figured, I just figured that he would use this loss and become totally devoted to the priesthood.
Ummm nope. He left the show. ACK. How awful!
Like, what about me!
How can I watch the next three seasons? The whole show was based on these relationships between the townspeople and the priest and how he helped them, the young married couple he helped, the pub regulars, the local garda, it was great. I was totally involved with these relationships. I loved how he interacted with everyone. But no. He left.
So now, I'm bah'd. I'm just so bah.
This totally happened with Monarch of the Glen, too. The first three seasons were great. Archie MacDonald was key. Then he left.
I just dont have televsion show luck. I hope it doesn't affect BSG, because if, say, they killed off Helo or Apollo, or Adama turns out to be a cylon after all, I'm so done.
I mean, all my leading men just end up disappointing me.
So bah humbug to them all!