Monday, April 27, 2009

Final Five Foster's Episodes This Sunday

Hey, Cartoon Network, thanks for the early notice... just saw an advertisement that the final five episodes of Craig McCraken's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends will beat airing all at once in a marathon this Sunday at 1 PM EST on Cartoon Network.

Pretty sad to see this show ending, especially considering it hasn't been part of Cartoon Network's schedule for some time now. And not to be grim, but I can't see the show airing on CN in the future, what with a whole mess of shows coming, including the dreaded CN Real series, which are essentially further dumbed down reality shows with kids instead of sad adults.

Not to mention, when Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack ended, Cartoon Network aired its final four episodes in a mini marathon, and then the episodes were never seen again until a DVD release about four years later. Certainly not the fate I wish upon Foster's, but with the McCracken run Cartoonstitute, and Genndy Tartakovsky's upcoming Symbiotic Titan, it shows the network at least knows to hold on to the right people. Then again, they do air Total Drama Island and 6Teen ... and I won't even begin to write out my hate for the studio that produces those piles of... I think you know where this is going.


Todd Kauffman said...

Well I never. You didn't mean me personally did you? You just hate the studio right?

JDW said...

Well, Todd, I don't want to sound rude, but you can't please everyone, right? And no matter what I say next will make things any better...

But in all honestly, I just can't stand shows that base everything around cliche stereotypes, and I'm not a fan of the characters' designs or the stiff Flash/ToonBoom animation. I also feel that by Cartoon Network airing outsourced shows like TDI or Johnny Test, etc. it greatly takes away from what made the channel so appealing in the first place, their original shows.

And that's my opinion right there. That work for you?