Reunion Solved **MAJOR SPOILER**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Sparty99, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI


    This was posted in today's USA Today (the same article also indicates that offers have been submitted for Arrested Development by ABC and Showtime):

    For fans of Reunion, which was canceled before the central mystery was solved, it can now be revealed: Samantha's murderer was the illegitimate daughter she fathered with Will (Will Estes).

    Still not real satisfied, but at least we've got a conclusion.
  2. KRS

    KRS Mmm...invisible cola

    Jan 30, 2002
    Franklin, MA
    I didn't highlight to read yet since I still have the last episode saved. But I am glad to hear that there is some closure for the fans.
  3. coolpenguin

    coolpenguin New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Glen Burnie, MD
    I just read that. Very disappointed-they need to elaborate! I was just getting over it and now it's brought back up again. Thanks FOX.
  4. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    I read this yesterday and it was a huge let down. Since you marked spoilers in the title I am not going to bracket anything.

    They said all along "it was a character we have known since the 1st episode" I guess since Sam was pregnant with her that is there reasoning. Kind of stupid.

    BTW - Kristin Veitch from E! online is going to reveal all the details in her column Friday or chat Monday. We will know all about Jenna hating Craig and how Craig ended up in the wheelchair.
  5. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI


    I'll have to keep an eye out for that chat.

    I agree with you about the copout. The entire premise was that one of the 6 friends killed Samantha, and that's not the case. Total crap.
  6. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    If that is the answer... I am glad they cancelled the show, and didn't actually waste our time with the full season.

    I agree that the promotion of the show and the premise was that one of the 6 friends killed one of their own.

    And not knowing "why" the daughter would flip out on her mom enough to kill her...

    Sure her start to life wasn't that "traditional"... but dang, it isn't THAT bad...
  7. Havana Brown

    Havana Brown Ring Turner

    Feb 3, 2005
    Sons of beaches!
  8. TiVoKate

    TiVoKate Cue the circus music

    Nov 14, 2003
    Natick, MA

    I hope Fox at least will put the last of the episodes online, like they did with Big Fat Obnoxious Boss... (yes, we watched that.)... another good Fox show was "Skin", that got the boot after about 4 episodes... but then SoapNet aired them all last year so we could finally see everything.

    I hate Fox.
  9. AstroDad

    AstroDad Like Death & Taxes

    Jan 21, 2003
    So now my question is why are the others covering it up?
  10. Test

    Test Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    I knew fox wouldnt give this show a chance, so i didnt...

    cant devote anymore time into a fox show that will just be canceled way before its time...

    was the whole thing filmed just waiting to be aired? DVD
  11. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    not the entire series. heck, not even a full series was ordered. However, there were a few episodes shot and completed that didn't air.
  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Yet another argument in favor of abortion.

  13. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    The problem is... this is an attitude that ALL the networks are starting to share...

    If the show simply doesn't pull in RECORD raitings during it's premier or with in like 2 or three week... and hole cow if just ONE publication writer doesn't like the show...

    Bye Bye....

    I mean if this was the case 10,15,20 years ago...

    We would not have had Raymond (as it was vote the best show no one is watching)
    We would not have had Seinfield (Season 1 got crap ratings)
    We would not have had Cosby
    We would not have had Friends (Season 1 didn't get blockbuster raitings)

    Shows like 7th Heaven (not that it is for me... but heck what it is on it's 10 year now, and had to be "re-born" playing new episodes along with re-packaged re-runs)

    Even 24, it had to be "marathonded" 6 weeks into the series, so that people could "catchup" as they where just now finding out how good of a show it was.

    Nothing is given a chance any more.

    With all the big 4 networks, having no less then 2 "daughter" networks (such as NBC->Bravo, USA; Fox-> F/X, Fox Family; ABC -> ABC Family, any Disney Network; CBS-> Crap the entire Viacom universe)

    If it don't cut it for the PRIME 4 networks, move it to a Cable network and let it get some feet.. leave it there or bring it back to the PRIME 4 after all the characters are developed and the writers have sunk their teeth into and got a good grip on what the show should be..

    Also.. Neislen has to pony up and get with the times....

    DVRs are growing in big numbers, and they have to adjust the raiting system accordingly.
    Also with 200+ channels, numbers that where big in the 60's (when there where what 3 channels), simply don't translate to today...

    If you look at the Cable Co, you have basically 10 channels or so with "primetime" programming now adays.. .some are not the full 3 hours, but there are "series" shows ever not.
  14. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Ha, I had totally guessed that! I knew it!

    What a letdown, though. :)
  15. timr_42

    timr_42 Active Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    st louis, MO
    That may be true somewhat, but there are some show that are rebranded on cable, NBC shows Surface on Sci-fi, it has had some of its reality shows(Apprentice, Biggest Loser...) on CNBC. They even reversed it and had BSG shown on NBC a couple of times. ABC has shown some reality shows on ABC Family.

    I think that some shows could be used to get a larger following, maybe in the future networks will do a little more of this.
  16. jb007

    jb007 Secret Member

    Mar 17, 2001
    San Diego,...
    Didn't I read somewhere that there were characters that had not been introduced yet that played a role in the murder?
  17. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Agree with everything you say. Except I think Cosby was a huge hit from day one, and was the show that started NBC on that 20 year run of Thursday "Must See TV"

    As for the Nielson's they are finally getting on board with the times. I believe they will be taking DVRs into accounts in the not too distant future, and hopefully they will be adjusting their sample as well.

    That said, a show like Reunion is one of those shows that if it isn't a hit right away, it will NEVER really develop an audience because if you miss what's going on before, it's hard to catch up, at least that is the perception. And low ratings doesn't justify them rerunning the older episodes (although, I think they did in this case). I would agree, that a show like this should be repurposed on F/X, giving the audience another shot at watching it...and if the show fails on network TV, it should be ported over to F/X permanently, heck, even at 2AM when no one is watching :)
  18. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    That was one of my guesses in the other thread (the guessing thread)!!! :up:
  19. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets TCF Bookie

    Jul 12, 2005
    East Hell
    Why can't Nielsen's take DVR's into account now??? I mean, you are actively tuned into the show to record it...that's more "watching a show" than just leaving the TV on while I'm vacuuming the carpet and not recording it...
    It's kind of funny that Fox repeatedly gets stomped in the ratings, with its only legitimate hit show being glorified karaoke (24 really doesn't get huge hype like say Lost, CSI, Survivor, etc...The Simpsons are running on empty, The Family Guy had to be brought back after Fox made another piss poor decision), while their cable channel F/X has truly great buzz (at least at times) TV like The Shield and Nip/Tuck...
    But hey Fox...keep cranking out quality programming like Skating With Celebrities, Stacked and The War At Home...and maybe bring back When Animals Attack and Celebrity Boxing...that's what brings in the masses...
  20. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Just a nit-pick. CBS is no longer part of Viacom, as of 1/1/06. CBS and UPN (and the radio stations, theme parks and some other stuff) are one company, called CBS, and the "new" Viacom owns the cable channels (other than Showtime, which CBS got), and Paramount Pictures.

    Of course, they both still have Sumner Redstone as Chairman of the Board, and his privately held National Amusements still owns most of the stock. But they're two separate companies now.

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