'A Million Little Things' Season 2 showing consistent degradation in quality; fans warn they won't return for Season 3
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When 'A Million Little Things' first aired on ABC, it gained a fan following for its relatable characters tackling life and its trials and tribulations one day at a time. Audiences not only felt empathy for the characters on the show, but their flaws seemed humane to an audience that is otherwise chasing stardom.
But going into Season 2, this has changed. Several character arcs on the show have been plummeting since the season premiered. Consider Eddie (David Giuntoli) and Katherine (Grace Park) or Maggie (Allison Miller) and Gary (James Roday). Actually, these are the only two plotlines that are upsetting fans to an extent that they almost don't see a reason to return for the next episode.
"I just finish episodes this season, not having a reason to tune in next week. I remember last season being excited to see what happens next week. All this season, it’s just like I don’t care anymore. The story isn’t as captivating as last year," pointed out a fan.
Season 1 took Jon's (Ron Livingston) suicide and expanded from there, showing how the death of a person affects those around him, those he leaves behind. But not just death, Season 1 also showed the gravity of suicide.
But Season 2 digresses. It takes the byproducts of Season 1, adds in an unhealthy mix of bad decisions and selfish, privileged attitudes to present 'A Million Little Things' as it airs today.
Fans are sure they won't tune in next year for a third season, provided the show gets a third season. "The only reason I’m still watching is because it’s between Greys and How to Get Away with Murder. Once HTGAWM goes off the air this year I’m done."
One of the biggest flaws of this season is its portrayal of Maggie and her storyline. After discovering that her brother's heart was donated to Eric (Jason Ritter), she forms a bond with him - the same way her mother had done except she berated her mother for doing so. It wasn't just her hypocrisy that pissed off fans but the treatment of the story. "I find this whole storyline really disturbing. My dad died suddenly 4 years ago and we were only able to donate his corneas. It sounds totally insane for us to track down the cornea recipients and develop an intimate relationship with them as a way to connect t with our dad. What. The. Fuck. It’s just weird and inappropriate and I hate that the show decided to normalize it. This poor guy got a second chance at life and now he’s saddled with the guilt of the dead brother/son. Ugh gross."
It has come to a point that its loyal audience is turned to a hate-watching crowd. "It just makes me mad every time I watch it, and it’s gone past hate-watching. I'll still read the recaps and hate with y’all though, cause I feel like the majority of these posts feel the same way I do."
'A Million Little Things' airs on Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC.