It’s been more than a year since [easyazon_link identifier=”1477808701″ locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Wayward Pines[/easyazon_link] ended its second season, and now it look’s like Fox is going to try and bring it back. At this point there’s really nothing known yet but talks have at least begun in an attempt to see if a third season can be made to happen. Fans of the series haven’t really chimed in yet, making it seem as though the show wasn’t quite as popular as one might think. It certainly had the M. Night Shyamalan feel to it but the following wasn’t that great leading into season 2 it seemed. Season 1 enjoyed a fairly good turnout largely because it was something new, potentially exciting, and of course was attached to [easyazon_link identifier=”B003QS9TX2″ locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]M. Night Shyamalan[/easyazon_link], who is renowned for his ability to add a very dark twist to an otherwise mysterious and fantastical plot.
Unfortunately it’s not know yet whether Fox really wants to reopen the series and see if they can risk creating a third season or if they will let it sit as it is and not bother. With so many shows out on Netflix and prime time TV there’s not a lot of people clamoring for the return of Wayward Pines to be quite honest.
There might be just a few detractors worth mentioning.
The use of the star actors seems a little irresponsible.
Actors the caliber of Carla Cugino, Matt Dillon, and Jason Patric aren’t exactly selling a record amount of DVD’s or anything else these days, but they are still proven actors that need to be given a little better dialogue and roles in which to develop. The lack of proper control over their characters at times leads one to believe that the directors are more likely to exert the kind of control that would make an actor quit the set rather than continue on with a fake smile plastered across their face. This might be a bit of personal bias but Wayward Pines could be a very popular show if the dialogue was a little more realistic and the characters allowed to be a little more personable.
The predictability factor needs to be removed.
This is a factor in many movies and TV shows that is currently and for some time has been dragging down one program after another. The set order of a series and/or film has been that there is a conflict, a climax, and a resolution. Everything that happens during the show or the movie is leading up to one of those three aspects, and is expected to hit the mark with unerring accuracy before moving on to the next. The problem with following the set order that so many people know is that it breeds laziness and eventually contempt from viewers. More directors need to break out of the mold and find ways to create their own balance within a show and discover a new model or a new way of presenting the old. If this could happen then Wayward Pines might have a solid chance of coming back.
So far it looks like the desire to bring the show back is still up in the air. Stay tuned for more insights as they come.
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