Sometimes, It Really Does Have to Stop

Movies, books, television shows should all know the right time to end

By Rashi Saxena

All good things come to an end. I think it is high time everyone understands this and moves on. Lately, books, movies, and televisions shows have been going on, and on, and on. Book series have too many novels, movies are broken into too many parts, and televisions shows are extended into too many seasons.

While some authors can manage to write a beautiful series with many books and then pull off reopening the series and writing more, most cannot. For example, the Mortal Instrument’s series started off as a trilogy. However, the author then decided to add a prequel series, more books in the original series, and a sequel series. At this point, the author has written many more books than required for a series at a lower quality. Most of these new books have not been able to match up to the charm of the original books. The series has just been taken too far to be enjoyed.

Ever since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was split into two parts, it seems as if every book-turned-movie has a need to split it into two or even three parts, as in the case of The Hobbit. Sometimes, in order to include most of the book’s events, this separating can be acceptable. However, three movies are too excessive.

Ending a series is honestly the best option in most cases. Things just lose the magic when they are dragged out too long.