I watched the first season of The Fall and was captivated. It stars Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (he stars in 50 Shades of Grey). I started watching season two and found my interest waning. I haven’t finished it. He’s absolutely brilliant in it, however, as a serial killer.
I think I’m trending.
I watched the first season of The Killing as well as the second. When the first crime was solved, I reluctantly went on to the second, but couldn’t keep up with it. I still have about five episodes to watch to finish the series and I know I’m never going to watch those.
The same thing occurred when I started watching Longmire. I LOVE that show. I’m on season three and I’m watching the shows only every week or so. Maybe I’m pacing myself so I don’t finish. The fourth season is being produced by Netflix, but it will probably be awhile until it’s posted to watch.
The trend is happening with three other series and the same thing happens in book series. I must have a short attention span. After five books I’m bored, but I’m more than willing to read the first five. If the series is ultra long, I just can’t keep up. For example, I haven’t read any of the Stephanie Plum series after book ten, and I can’t remember the last J. D. Robb book I’ve read.
When I started writing The Highland Lords series, I knew it wouldn’t be more than five books. I doubt that The Montgomery Chronicles will go past five books, too. More than that, it’s just too much for me.
What’s your limit in TV series? Is it different from books? Do you follow long series?