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Here's my 2 cents on the validity of the success or failure of this new series: you cannot write it off after just one episode. If Studios did that for every series they made, then half the Channels would be airing more re-runs of older shows or just not be live for hours at a time.
It takes time for a new series to establish it's presence and audience and to adjust to the format that it's using.
Sure. There will be some aspects that need fine tuning. Every show is like that.
But to discredit and write TAG off after one episode is incredibly harsh and unfair.
If there were no signs of improvement after 10 episodes, then fine. Peoples' grounds for concerns are valid.
But with Ring of Fire, I saw only "minor" flaws that needed ironing out; particularly Peter Dynley's countdown used for each launch. That just seemed unnecessary.
The biggest problem, and this is just my perception, is that fans are comparing it far too much to the original series and not allowing this new Generation to have it's own identity with the audience of this Generation, of which it's aimed at.
The original series is a beloved and iconic classic. No disagreement there.
But, a xerox of the original, in my view at least, would not work with a kids demographic of today. Puppet shows are not in the in-thing now. (team America was an exception because that was satirical, which added to the appeal of it, and aimed at adults)
So, to those that are praising the original over the new generation, that's fine. You have the original series that you can watch to your heart's content. If you don't like the New series, then don't watch it.
It's that simple.
Here are some more Positive reactions below to the first episode
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