'Wayward Pines' Spoilers: 5 Reasons Fox Series Should Not Be Renewed For Season 3 [POLL]
When "Wayward Pines" aired its series premiere on Fox in 2015, audiences were intrigued by its mystery and the actors' excellent acting skills. Matt Dillon expertly portrayed a Secret Service Agent trapped in a seemingly idyllic Idaho town where nobody discusses the past.
In contrast, save for the discovery that Abbies are intelligent, season 2 was downright boring. The characters and the dialogue didn't hold fans' attention. Worse still was the fact that there was no major mystery to solve in "Wayward Pines" season 2.
Renewing the show for a third season would be a mistake. Here's why:
5. Ratings are low
Even if you don't look at the plot and just the numbers, it is obvious that the second season fared worse than the show's freshman run. The season 2 finale drew only 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating, TVLine reports. On the whole, season 2 averaged 2.4 million only and garnered a 0.7 rating, 36 percent less than the average total viewers of season 1.
The sophomore run of "Wayward Pines" also recorded its lowest audiences ever — only 2.1 million viewers, another TVLine article cited.
4. There's no new mystery
The series has already dealt with the mystery surrounding Wayward Pines and the Abbies, so what more could the show explore in season 3? Even if the creative team decides to explore the world after the humans wake up from cryogenic sleep, it won't hold people's attention for long.
3. All our favorite characters are dead
All season 1 characters, except Adam Hassler, died in season 2. Kate, Ethan, Ben and Nurse Pam were, arguably, the most beloved characters of the whole show. Now that they are dead, no season 2 character seems to be exciting enough to watch in season 3.
2. It's hard to recreate season 1's success
For any show, especially one such as "Wayward Pines," it is hard to recreate the magic and success of season 1. Every week the show increased its audience in its freshman run because every episode seamlessly and gradually built towards the Abbie invasion in the season finale.
1. Most fans were disappointed with season 2
Forget the numbers, comments from social media sites such as Facebook make it apparent that season 2 didn't receive the same reception as season 1.
Here are some of them:
As a standalone season, this season scores well. But when you compare it to Season 1, this came as a downer may be because there weren't too many thrills and the actors weren't too bright! As a standalone season, this season scores well. But when you compare it to Season 1, this came as a downer may be because there weren't too many thrills and the actors weren't too bright!
the worst season. ever!
Started out good, Went south with pointless side stories and flash backs...
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