For those of you who haven’t been watching TRON: Uprising, let me just tell you that you’ve been missing out. Like, seriously missing out. Uprising is currently one of the best shows currently on the air right now, but sadly it may not be there forever.
It’s a tough thing, to love a show and want to see it succeed, but to essentially have no real power in stopping what may very well be its downfall. And this goes for the creators of that show just as much as it does for the fans. Take Edward Kitsis for example, who was quoted recently on the subject of Uprising by saying “I don’t know what the future [of Tron: Uprising] is now. I know at the present, I can say we need more viewers. I’m so proud of that show and I love that show and anyone who watches it loves that show. The problem is, not enough people are watching it. And so I would love to sound the alarm, because I love the characters and the world and it’s really… It’s a shame that more people aren’t watching it, because I think they’re missing out.”
More viewers. Sounds easy enough. I mean, how hard would it be to wrangle up a Facebook campaign or tell your friends to tell their friends about the show and get them all to watch it? Probably not all that hard. Unless of course the show you want them to watch is only shown Sunday nights at midnight, and even then only on Disney XD (a channel most people don’t even have).
I mean, I’d love to sit here and encourage you all to do what I do and purchase the episodes in HD off of iTunes every week. But most people aren’t really in the mood to saddle up that kind of cash for a show they aren’t even sure they’d like. So I can’t honestly endorse that strategy.
Which pretty much leave me, a fan of the show, with no real way to help save it. They want viewers, they need viewers. But since they’ve pretty much shot themselves in the foot as far as supporting viewers… there really isn’t much anyone can do.
It’s sad really.
I guess all that’s left is to pray to whatever digital god sits out there protecting to grid… Although I suppose that’d just be Kevin Flynn. And he’s just a geeky user.