We had nearly 5 million for the pilot and now more like 2.16million.
Te he the die hards stick it out and the once in a blue mooner or non up to date viewer will flick away as we are 5 season in and you need to watch the whole thing. as long as CW happy to make it I will watch.
I think the writing is weaker then it used to be and the show has changed so much. It doesn't really feel the same. I'm currently rewatching the series and right away I found myself loving and drawn into the story at the beginning. I'm in season 2 right now, but it is significantly different. The characters have all lost some of their edge as well.
Definitely agree with the writing comment. Discussing it with others and it's like season 4 was when the shift started, and then there were weeks in season 5 where you just aren't riveted to your seats and gasping at the end or during an episode while a sound or word in exclamation escapes your lips. Some said they would just skip an episode or so as it sounded boring.
I will watch it (although if the don't bring you know who back I won't be) it but here's hoping the big reset/clear out from season 5 finale means they are looking at the census from the viewers and going to tackle it.
why the show's not as good as it should be: a) it lost the sexy factor of horny teens waiting for any oppurtunity to get it on ; Caroline and Matt/Tyler, the whole love triangle thing between Stefan, Damon and Elena that ruined friendships and made you feel all sorts of emotions b) like 90% of the cast is missing: Elena's in a fucking coffin because Nina Dobrev was too selfish to ride it out till the end of the show "always knew I wanted this to be a six season journey"= utter bull, Tyler's lame and secondary, Matt's just annoying, the originals left, Kaherine's dead- it's not exactly a wonder of science what's going on with the ratings here. To top it all of, I get the show is trying to become more adult, but where's the hot sex? Where's the drama, the drinking? Caroline has fucking kids, which aren't even hers, but of course she's attached to them. Never mind she's engaged into her catatonic frenemy turned bff's guardian/history teacher/occult professor and she didn't even get to have sex. c) wtf is going on with mystic falls even? Why has Damon, the sexiest being in the history of the planet who first made me feel things, sparked the teenage lust in me, gone celibate? Why are the villains not as heart ripping, bloodthirsty, psycopathic as they used to be?
What do you think?