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my Rant: Why TV Series need a Movie Ending

In recent years, the world of entertainment has witnessed a significant shift towards TV series, captivating audiences with their compelling story lines and complex characters. Viewers would invest their time and emotions into these shows including me. So, here is my Rant, why TV show SERIES need a Movie Ending!

The conclusion of a tv series becomes an important and crucial part of the experience. However, many TV show endings have left fans feeling unsatisfied or even disappointed. This article delves into the problem with TV show endings and presents an alternative approach: concluding a beloved series with a Movie!

I go into exploring the potential benefits and addressing concerns, we propose a new way to provide a more fulfilling finale to our favorite TV shows. Wouldn’t that be better?

The Popularity of TV Series

In recent years, TV show series have become the ruling champs of the entertainment world. From captivating dramas to hilarious comedies, these series have taken over our screens and our lives.

Whether alone or with family, and or friends. We plop ourselves down and tune into our favorite shows at the specified hour. Some of my family call them ‘soaps‘ but after a day with the children, and work, time alone is chill time. Right?

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It’s hard to resist the temptation of binge-watching our favorite shows, consuming episode after episode like there’s no tomorrow. Enjoying a marathon binge usually comes after the TV show is available on disks as a DVD or Blu-Ray package. It’s a ‘re-living’ of the magic‘ found in the show.

The surge in TV show popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by the entertainment industry. Movies, once the reigning kings and queens of storytelling, are now sharing the spotlight.

TV shows have revolutionized the way we consume content, offering serialized narratives that keep us hooked for weeks on end. But with this dominance comes a challenge: how do TV shows properly conclude their stories and leave viewers satisfied?

On a side note – Isn’t it awesome we have Free TV, and streaming platforms now? We can access our favorite shows with not just our TV but also on our tech gadgets such as our cellular phones, tablets, iPads, computer, and laptop! We are a tad spoiled, yeah? Shh! I didn’t say anything. 🙂

using connected tech to watch movies

The Problem with TV Series Endings

TV series endings can be a tricky business. With multiple seasons and numerous story lines to wrap up, creators face the daunting task of tying loose ends and providing closure.

It’s no wonder that many shows stumble at the finish line, leaving fans scratching their heads and feeling disappointed.

We’ve all experienced it – the frustration of investing hours into a show, only to be met with an underwhelming finale. Too often, plots are rushed, characters quests or challenges are left unresolved, and fans are left feeling unsatisfied.

family watching TV together

It’s as if the writers forgot to consider perspectives of you, and me, the viewers, leaving us hanging, and leaving fans frustrated with disappointment. Maybe a forum about our favorite shows can help producers pinpoint key episodes that will or may need closure? Even use a hashtag # for fans to use for quick search, wherever a hashtag is allowed?

The Appeal of Offering a Movie as the Conclusion

But fear not, dear viewers, for there is a solution or two that could bring us the closure we crave. Imagine, if you will, a TV series that bids farewell not with a rushed episode, but with a grand cinematic movie.

Offering a movie as the conclusion to a beloved series could be the answer to find balance for our discontent and sweet solace. Would you pay to see the movie finale?

One of my own examples, Firefly was cancelled but then had a movie made called Serenity. It brought the answers to the mystery of they’re constant harassment from the government, and scientists. It brought closure to many story areas along with heartbreak, touch of humor, and even had you worried about further losses for our favorite characters.

It was an awesome ending, and very well put together. Yes, I have the series and the movie in my DVD/Blu-Ray collection too. I watch it whenever, and where ever I am in the mood for this show. I’m a Fan, what can I say? Don’t you have a library of favorite movies?

Enhanced Storytelling & Character Development in Movies

A movie finale would allow creators to take their time, providing a more satisfying resolution to complex story lines. With a longer runtime, they could delve deeper into the characters we’ve grown to love, giving them the closure they deserve.

Characters bring life to any story, and movies provide an excellent opportunity to give them the spotlight they deserve. With a cinematic finale, creators can dive into the personalities of their characters, allowing for further growth, self-discovery, and resolution. This deeper exploration can leave a lasting impact on viewers, and create a truly memorable conclusion.

Plus, the big screen treatment would elevate the production, giving fans the grand finale they’ve been waiting for.

Movies have a unique advantage when it comes to storytelling. Their longer format allows for a deeper exploration of plot lines, enabling creators to tie up loose ends and bring narrative threads together in a seamless and satisfying way. This extra time and space can result in a more cohesive and emotionally, impactful conclusion for us fans.

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TV series can bid farewell in style, and leave a lasting impression on their fans by offering a movie as the conclusion. With enhanced storytelling, character development, and a grand cinematic spectacle.

So, let’s raise our remotes and demand that our favorite shows go out with a bang! We should all stand outside, banging pots for attention, and signs demanding a movie finale, maybe stomp our feet too? A bit much? ok, a little dramatic, I’m a Fan! 🙂

Increased Audience Engagement , Satisfaction, and Memory

Imagine this: you’re sitting on your couch, binge-watching your favorite TV series, and suddenly the season finale hits you like a freight train, and a message, ‘To Be Continued‘. You’re left there, wondering, where’s the closure? This is it? and you wait, and still waiting, five years later? Really? Being polite, what the hey is going on?

Fox Theatre building with arriving movie goers

We’ve all been there, right? Well, offering a movie as the grand finale could be the answer to our prayers. Not only that though – Season finales, and Premiers really should be TV movie length, yeah? Even running together as Part 1 and Part 2 are welcome, and would get my full attention. How about you?

By providing a movie to wrap up the loose ends and tie up the story lines, TV show creators can ensure that their audiences feel fulfilled. No more questions wondering what happened to your favorite character? With a movie, everything can be neatly wrapped up with a pretty bow, leaving audiences satisfied and eager for more.

As a Fan, I pay attention to names of the producers, and writers. If I see their name or mention of a favorite movie they had produced, I remember. I will get the schedule, and time of the new show, to check it out. I may find another favorite, so I am all in. How about you? do you remember or keep their names in mind?

Financial Possibilities & Potential Marketing Advantages

Let’s not forget about the financial aspect, because let’s face it, money talks. Offering a movie as an ending to a popular TV show can be a win-win for both the audience and the production companies.

From the audience’s perspective, it’s like getting a bonus feature-length film that continues the story they love, and addition to our home movie collection library. And for the production companies, it’s a clever way to capitalize on the existing fan base and generate additional revenue.

Plus, releasing a movie can create a buzz and generate excitement, leading to increased ticket sales and potential merchandising opportunities. Next to creating a name buzz for the producers, and writers. Actors and actresses don’t always take all the credit for a movie or TV show.

Challenges and Limitations

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But what about the potential drawbacks?” Fair point, my skeptical friend. There are some challenges and concerns that come with this approach.

One of the main concerns is the risk of diluting the essence of the TV series. Sometimes, creators try to stretch a story beyond its natural lifespan, resulting in a lackluster movie that tarnishes the legacy of the show. This is a worrisome concern, and it’s crucial for production companies to carefully consider maintaining the quality and integrity of the movie before green lighting it.

writers directors work with story scripts

However, where there’s a will, there’s a way! To ensure successful transitions from TV show to movie, collaboration and careful planning are key. It is important to be involving the original creators, writers, and actors in the movie-making process.

The production companies can harness the authenticity and magic that made the TV series so beloved in the first place.

Additionally, by maintaining a strong and dedicated fan base, production companies can gauge audience interest and demand before committing to a movie, and look towards a two hour Finale. This way, they can make informed decisions and mitigate the risk of disappointing fans.

As mentioned earlier, make it a two-hour finale (and premiere!) if necessary but please do give us fans, an epic ending (or introduction) befitting our favorite TV series, and our beloved characters. Please? thank you?

Proposing a New Approach for TV Show Endings

So, my fellow TV fans, it’s time for a revolution in how we approach TV series endings. Offering a movie as the grand finale can provide a satisfying conclusion for us fans, the audience. Yes?

It’s also an opportunity for the film director to explore the financial needs, and marketing advantages to offer the FULL series on DVD, Blu-ray, or whatever the next technological advance of delivering movies will be. Imagine Holographic movies? Wowsy!

pile of Blu-ray and DVD movies

Of course, there are financial challenges and concerns that will need to be addressed, but with careful planning and collaboration, these obstacles can be overcome. As a Fan, if a Call-out for Donations to help finance a favorite TV show was all over social media – would you Donate? I would. 🙂

For now, let’s embrace this new approach and bid farewell to those frustrating cliffhangers. It’s time to re-imagine the way we conclude our favorite weekly TV series and embrace the idea of a cinematic finale. Lights, camera, action – let’s end our favorite TV series with a bang!

( Shhh! one other thing, wouldn’t it be nice to return to eight weeks of shows rather than the current five shows? or maybe let’s INVEST in movies! hmm)

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Extra Reading Resources

Screenwriting Fundamentals – Chapman University PDF

Film Careers List: Job Descriptions & Salary Information

The Stages of Film Production: How Movies are Made

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10 Experimental Medical Treatment Discoveries

Medical research aka clinical research perform tests and procedures in the laboratory. Development of a drug or treatment is created, and eventually tests are done with animals. Shall we explore the 10 Experimental Medical treatment discoveries?

Once they are at a stage where there are no side effects or fatalities then choosing to move with the most promising experimental treatments into ‘clinical trials’ are planned. These are steps that are all conducted in ‘phases’, starting with research of molecules or elements, development of a drug then testing on animals.

Once testing is found safe with no harmful side effects, it then moves into the first phase with a small group of qualified people. Qualified people refers to those with specific health issues.

Begin with a Call – Out

The health team will continue delivering health care services, and the new treatments or tests ordered by the, or a team of Doctor(s) to measure and evaluate the outcome with help from qualified patients.

The team must first seek government ‘approval‘ to dispense the medications, and/or procedures. Volunteer patients safety is a mandatory priority.

A call-out for volunteers is made, usually for the latest promising medical drug or treatments. Would you volunteer or be willing to join a clinical trial with pay?

the 10 Experimental Medical Treatment Discoveries

  • Canadian study discovers way to make ‘universal’ organs for all transplant recipients, 2022

A new first-of-its-kind study out of Canada has discovered a way to make “universal” organs that could be used in all transplant recipients regardless of their blood type. The proof-of-concept study has demonstrated the possibility of safely converting blood type in donor organs for transplantation, which would make the wait shorter for patients, but also decrease mortality. Read more.

  • Experimental treatment helps patients hospitalized with COPD, 2021

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can no longer take in all the air they need. A research team investigated the use of hyaluronan a long-chain sugar that’s naturally secreted by many tissues, including within the lungs. Read more.

  • This experimental drug could change the field of cancer research,2022

A tiny group of people just experienced something of a scientific miracle: their cancer simply vanished after an experimental treatment.The trial resulted in every single one of their tumors disappearing. Read more.

  • Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment Is a Success, 2016

Using the immune system to beat cancer is quickly becoming a promising new strategy for battling tumors. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine say that the same immuneotherapy that is successful against blood cancers also helped a patient with advanced brain cancer. Read more.

  • How an experimental treatment beat a little girl’s cancer,2022

The first child ever to receive genetically-modified T cells. The experimental treatment cured her leukemia, and the success of her case has allowed all kinds of cellular therapies to be developed. Read more.

  • Experimental approach to treating pancreatic cancer heralded as a success,2022

A new gene therapy shrank the tumors of a woman with pancreatic cancer. Researchers think it has the potential to benefit millions more people. Read more.

  • Nasal cartilage relieves osteoarthritis in the knee, 2021

Cartilage cells from the nasal septum can help repair cartilage injuries in the knee — they can also withstand the chronic inflammatory tissue environment in osteoarthritis and even counteract the inflammation. Read more.

  • Electrical zaps can ‘reawaken’ lost neural connections, helping paralyzed people walk again, 2022

Scientists identified specific spinal nerve cells that people likely need to regain the ability to walk after paralyzing injuries. Read more.

  • Ebola vaccines in African countries successfully produced antibodies in kids and adults, 2022

The results of two randomized, placebo-controlled trials analyzing three Ebola vaccine administration strategies show promising results. Read more.

  • In a 1st, baby’s heart defect successfully treated with injected stem cells, 2022

A baby underwent heart surgeries for a heart defect, and was the first child on record to receive a stem cell injection to patch his heart after surgery. Read more.

End Phase of the Trial

Clinical trials are carried out in two groups, and four phases. Think of it as going from small to large numbers of people.

If the outcomes, evaluations and follow-up evaluations are positive, the new drug or treatment is nationally accepted then there is no further testing needed. The trials are closed.

A new medication is government approved for public dispensing. Paid volunteers are an important factor to the success of this new drug or treatment. I’m grateful for their courage in taking the trial to give us new medical discoveries.

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Learn to Explore your Interest

To start your own journey into entering a Cinical trial you can ask your doctor, or he may even ask if you’d be interested. Adults and children may qualify but it’s important to learn as much as possible about the trial.

Some clinical trials will Pay, and others may not. Do not be shy to ASK questions. The main goal is to test, and evaluate the outcomes of new medical treatments or medications.

I think the USA offers payment for clinical trials, and some may offer payment in Canada too. Again, don’t be shy to ask. It’s ok. No animals will be harmed. 🙂

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Extra Learning Resources

What is Biomedical Research?

U.S. National Library of Medicine – Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Ontario

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What is a Viral Infection?

Germs are microorganisms that can be a disease producing (pathogenic) agent, and we know they are part of our surrounding environment. They are living organisms (aka biologic agents) that are able to invade and multiply in body tissues that can cause local cellular injury.

Germs have a cellular structure similar to all living things. These infectious germs include bacteria, protozoa, rickettsia, and fungi next to Virus’s. Today, we will explore just what is a Viral infection?

Traits of a Virus

A virus is an infectious agent that has the following traits;

  • able to easily ‘filter‘ through ‘bacteria retaining filters‘ due to their small size
  • contain molecules of nucleic acids, either DNA or RNA (like all living things!)
  • a protein coating, or made of carbohydrates, and fatty materials
  • an inability to grow and replicate outside a living cell

Ok, anyone else thinking about that movie ‘Alien‘ ?

A virus can be particularly dangerous to humans with these traits. They can easily ‘camouflage‘ themselves, and lie ‘dormant‘ in the body’s cells without calling attention to themselves.

Initial Response to a Virus

The virus will invade and affect host cells to act in four ways as follows;

  • may allow the virus to ‘live‘ in it’s cytoplasm where the virus lies dormant
  • may die without reproducing itself
  • may divide and then die
  • is transformed to divide and begins abnormal growth patterns
covid 19 enters various cells in human body

The human body’s immune response system gets triggered once cellular damage begins, and can lead to harm of the body’s cells, or damage to cells in other ways.

A virus can change our cell’s membranes so they’re not recognized by our body causing our immune system to attack our body’s own cells, and get injured or destroyed by our own immune system.

Infectious Process

The process for an infectious virus to spread from person-to-person must be in place. Picture a chain, and the links needed to create it’s length. So must a virus have specific links readied in proper sequence to be passed on.

Covid 19 seeks New Hosts continuously

The infectious disease occurs if their needed links are present and set in proper sequence, as follows;

  • Link I, the germ must be the ‘causative organism‘. Removal of this link can only occur if the causitive organism is destroyed, or changed to be harmless, while in the host cell environment. Otherwise, it will grow into sufficient numbers, and virulence to destroy normal surrounding tissue.
  • Link II, infectious organisms thrive and reproduce in ‘reservoirs‘ in the human body such as body tissues, and wastes of human, (animals and insects) or in food and water that’s contaminated by the virus.
  • Link III, a ‘portal of exit‘ such as the respiratory tract, reproductive tract, and the intestinal tract. Injury to the skin, or mucous membranes also provide portals of entry and exit (Link V) through cuts, tears, infections, or damaged that organisms can enter or leave. Remember the virus is tiny.
  • Link IV, ‘mode of transfer‘ from the host via the hands, air currents, fomites (inanimate objects, cups, books, cupboards, etc.), vectors (insects can harbor germs, and transfer with a bite and sting), droplets from coughing and sneezing, and any means the pathogens can move from place or host to another.
  • Link V, a ‘portal of entry‘ which the pathogens can ENTER the body of a new host
  • Link VI, a ‘susceptible host‘, one who has no, or poor immunity, or lack protective resistance to overcome the invasion of pathogens for infection. Many are susceptible due to age, poor diet, immuno – compromised health, poor living conditions, poor health, exposure to weather elements, stress to the body.

Human Body Response

The human body responds with protective measures to invasive infections with the formation of ‘antibodies‘ and a series of responses from our immune systems starting with symptoms of localized ‘inflammation‘. A covid -19 infection is known to cause a ‘cytokine storm’.

definition – cytokine storm

Classic signs of the ‘inflammatory response‘ are heat, redness, swelling, pain, and/or loss of function. These are physical responses of the physiological changes occurring during the inflammatory response stage.

The location and severity of the inflammation can help identify the source of the response and monitor it’s progression or regression. A viral infection will induce a systemic (whole body) inflammatory response such as headaches, chills, muscle aches, sweating, loss of appetite, and depression.

body organs are ‘reservoirs’ for Covid virus to thrive – one organ goes down, rest will follow

The symptoms alone cannot tell us the difference between flu or Covid-19 since both share similar symptoms. It’s important to get tested for both flu and Covid-19. Check to see if family or close friend can pick up, and drop off a PCR test. Symptoms will begin anywhere 2 – 14 days after exposed to Covid-19, and can range from mild to severe.

Medical concerns with these symptoms are problems that arise such as poor fluid intake, nutrition imbalance, poor comfort, activity intolerance, loss of motion, decline in self-care, frequent urination or defecation, and increased need for rest.

Controlling Infectious Disease

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommended the use of ‘Universal Precautions‘ for healthcare teams in 1987. A directive for health care professionals to view all patient blood, and body fluids as potentially infectious, and to be handled as such.

medical teams use ‘barriers’ to prevent infection for patient and themselves

I think we have all seen health care staff with gloves, caps, masks and gowns, and maybe face shields. All this is similar to ‘personal protective equipment‘ (PPE) but for healthcare staff at medical facilities.This is all part of ‘Universal Precautions’ practice. Are you comfortable entering a hospital knowing, it’s been sanitized?

Major goals for healthcare teams who work with infectious diseases are as follows;

  • promote sanitary standards in communities
  • identify highly susceptible persons to infections
  • reduce the chances of getting or spread of infections
  • promote and deliver immunization programs against infectious diseases
medical team teach people to stay healthy

Unfortunately we have substandard housing, indoor and outdoor rodents, insects, dust, human waste, contaminated foods and water supplies that are all major sources of infections. Do you make efforts to sanitize your home?

Virus’s of Today

Today, we have the SARs-Covid, RSV, and the Flu virus’s going on around us aka the ‘tripledemic‘. Health professionals know that virus’s are continuously evolving, and adapting to their surrounding environment. This includes adapting to bypass the protections from vaccines for the SARS-Covid 19 virus.

prevent covid infection vaccine and tests thank Health teams

Health researchers have released near bi-monthly reports that the Covid virus gets more infectious with every adaptation (new generation), and new names are added to the list of this evolving virus. I don’t think I’m alone trying to remember the name of the latest, or the name of the last virus. 😐

Tiring of Stress Living with a Pandemic

Pandemic fatigue refers to people tiring of the safety precautions set in place by Health officers, and government officials plus worrying about keeping jobs to insure shelter, food and paying the bills. They are no longer ‘mandating‘ masks but tell us, ‘do your best’.

It will be your own responsibility whether you stay healthy or get infected. It will be your responsibility whether you wear a mask, wash your hands, and maintain a safe distance.

Covid Safety Reminder for Pandemic Prevention

I continue wearing my mask, washing my hands, and keeping my distance. I have family with immunocompromised health issues that these infections could seriously cause further damage or death.

definition of immunocompromised

I would rather do my best to Protect my family, friends, and neighbors plus You. So, if you see me with my mask, nod, and don’t mind me. We’re in this together, our scientists are working hard plus studying each new variant to find a cure or improve the vaccine. We can only do our best, to stay alive, stay healthy, have faith in our scientists, and each other.

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explanation of a virus

Extra Learning Resources

What is Virology?

What is a vaccine? Types, stages for approval

What to know about antiviral drugs and products

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