Okay. So I just finished watching the Lucifer finale and after emitting a very vocal reaction to the final scene, I started thinking about cliffhangers. On one hand… damn do they make me want more.. so much more. To the point where my heart is pounding and I desperately crave the knowledge of what happens next. BUT that is also combined with the misery of knowing I have to wait until the beginning of season three before I get to learn all about those wonderful goings on. So my conclusion is that cliffhanger endings are a double-edged sword, must like the flaming sword on the aforementioned show.
On one hand, you get to inspire those delicious feelings deep within another person’s soul, and on the other, if you don’t deliver in a timely manner… Well, you may get some grumpy people knocking on your twitter demanding answers. This is also a conundrum that I’m facing in my WIP Hybrid. I have two endings. One cliffhanger and one minor HEA (happily ever after), and I am left to decide between them- which, let me tell you, is not easy. My editor is in favour of the cliffhanger, while I am leaning more towards the longer ending. I think I will let my betas swing the vote either way on this one….
There is a time and a place for all things, and I’m not sure all the books out there who possess cliffhangers, SHOULD possess them. Ya know? I also think that these types of endings are much beter suited towards serials and tv shows. Where for a movie or a full-length novel, a more rounded ending is more appropriate… Agree? Disagree? If you’re so inclined drop me a line in the comments below =)
Now I thought I’d shove in a quick review on Lucifer here because I’m more than slightly obsessed and think that anyone with an interest in supernatural urban shows should also share this obsession. Here is the synopsis for those of you not in the know:
Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favourite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.
It’s a little on the nose, but Tom Ellis is fantastic in his role and happily, the show has been renewed for a 3rd season! So this finale I have experienced joy, frustration, confusion, a tiny bit of anger, slivers of fear, and more than a little heart-pounding excitement! Isn’t that all anyone ever wants in a show? For those of you who love binge watching excellent shows, and think this is within your area of potential obsession. Seriously, try it out!
That’s all from me today, go binge something!