So was this a special election event thing, or a “we’re yanking this completely” thing?
Dying of the Light gave me somewhat of a renewed hope that they might still pull something worthwhile out of the hat this season. I’d be disappointed to see it go now.
I think S2’s failure was primarily the decision to change direction once they realized the writers’ strike would force an early end to the season. Their original idea was a lot more interesting and I, for one, wouldn’t have minded a long cliffhanger (ie. incomplete season) as long as it served the better story.
I think they did the best they could in terms of trying to finish the season with 10 fewer episodes than they planned on. I just wish they’d decided to finish the season/storyline-as-originally-planned post-strike instead of figuring the fanbase to have such a short attention span that they’d prefer a hurried resolution over finishing the story a few months later.
S3… they seem to be directionally confused. I dunno if it’s just fallout from S2’s abrupt change in direction or what.