My younger daughter just whined, "Puss n' Boots" is fat, Mommy!"
I looked up from my laptop. "Huh? Where'd you see Puss N'Boots? What are you talking about?"
Then my older daughter said, "It's in another yucky Shrek movie."
That gave me pause. Whereas, we didn't enjoy the third Shrek movie, we loved the first two.
Can a series go on too long?
Can one bad movie or book, kill a series?
Personally, I'm willing to give Shrek another try. Just like I'll usually give a restaurant a couple tries if one meal wasn't so good. And I'll give an author a second try if I didn't enjoy their first book.
If I liked previous books (meals or movies), even though I didn't enjoy the most recent, I'll definitely give something another try.
How many people do that?
I just asked my daughters if they want to see the next Shrek movie (to test my theory).
My older daughter said, "I'm not so sure."
My younger daughter thought for a few moments then said, "I'll wait for the dollar theater."
When it's a book, the reader may wait to borrow the book from the library or buy it at a used bookstore, but not new.
Maybe it would be better to end a series on a high note, book or movie? Instead of running it into the ground.
The old show business addage still holds true - "Leave them wanting more."
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