Sunday, August 05, 2007

Hex Series Finale

I know some of you have probably been wondering where in the world this post has been. The truth is that I had to let everything really settle. I mean, Hex is one of my favorite shows in recent years and I don’t want to say anything too bad about it, but then again, I wasn’t too pleased with this last season and I really don’t know what to think about the finale.


Just in case you missed it, they “cured” Leon, Roxanne never gave in to temptation, and the entire school went “manky-eyed.” So the whole thing ends with Malachi apparently sacrificing Roxy, and Leon, Thelma, and Emma high-tailing it off of the grounds as the school burns down behind them. At the very end, the three are sitting in a wood somewhere, and Thelma says something to the effect of, “So, I guess it’s the end of the world...” Leon and Emma kiss and they all laugh.

And that is pretty much it!

No kidding! Then the credits roll; fade to black! Something like the ending to every Superfriends ever made.

I mean... no denouement, no wrap-up, no explanations of any kind! Is Malachi dead? I dunno. Did all the school die with him? Beats me. David? Yeah, I remember him - dunno what happened to him, but I remember him. The Archangels? Well, one of them showed up at the bar all “manky-eyed” and told Leon he had to help Emma... but, uh, it was more of a cameo appearance out of the blue; don't know where they went, where they've been, why he came back, what happened to the devils.

You know, when Studio 60 took its bow, they did so pretty well: they were all standing around the theater and they had a brief discussion which basically said that these two did this, those two did that, and they’ll be back next week. That was a nice finale; it tied things up without rushing it and bowed-out quietly. Hex just up and ended.

In fact, have you ever read The Grapes of Wrath? Well, I don’t want to spoil things for you, but the ending has a lot in common with Hex’!

I will say this though: if you’ll remember, I mentioned that some of the promos they had noted that this was Hexseason finale. The Britons do shows by series, which means that it could be years between “seasons” and then they’ll pick the show back up and make another year’s worth of episodes (they did this with Absolutely Fabulous at least twice, for example). And during the marathon, they showed both Emma and Thelma doing BBCA spots...

Now, don’t get your hopes up, but there is the slimmest of possibilities - no matter how slight - that we could get another season of our favorite witchy show. I hate to say it because I don’t want to jinx it, but silly superstitions seem even sillier when you’re talking about a TV show involving witchcraft, don’t they? Besides, with all the major networks releasing shows with Occult and Supernatural themes this fall, it only seems logical that someone over to the BBCA would say, “Hey, we’ve already got a proven bad-ass Supernatural show full of sexy hotties and comedic overtones - what’s say we round-up that cast and give it another go, shan’t we? Pip-pip and wot-not!”

Or, you know, however they’d say it.

So just to be on the safe side:

Dear BBCA,

Hex rocks. Please make at least one more series/season to answer all the questions the last season did not. And with full-frontal nudity. Of everyone. And bring back Cassie. And have at least nine or ten full-frontal nudity scenes with her. Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, know wot I mean?

- MD
- Saphy, Saphy, Sweety, Sweety, Dahling, Dahling


sapheyerblu said...

Hey Babe,

Throw my name on the end of that letter to the BBC. I can't believe they ended it that way. That totally sucks.

Whatever happened to "Good wins of Evil". Hell, I'd have been happy if somebody would have won. I mean, I thought Malichi was totally hot, and would love to watch another season of him, but come on. That's not an ending, that's an "now what do we do" thing. Seems like the writers of the series got drunk and forgot to finish their jobs.

Manodogs said...

Done. With a little Ab Fab flare, to boot.

Good to see you back around The Rundown, too! Don't stay gone so long next time!

sapheyerblu said...

I've popped in from time to time. I knew what you were up to, cause someone's gotta keep an eye on you. LOL

Missed you too, hon

sapheyerblu said...


I totally dig Ab Fab. I love how the daughter is completely different from her mum and mum's drunken, friend Patsy.

The chic that plays Patsy was also in the film "James and the Giant Peach". She plays one of the aunts, and I think she did the voice of Miss Spider