Okay, so before I get into the meat and potatoes of this topic, you should know that most of my knowledge on the Teen Wolf Blackout is best laid out in this post, which I’ve come to think of as the call-to-arms of sort for this thing. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea but interested in my opinion of it, I suggest you start there and come back here.
That being said.
I avoid wank, really I do. And I know a lot of people are going “this is just the obsessed Sterek fans being pissed” and… Well, it’s not. It’s about not giving Allison a funeral. It’s about not giving Cora a back story at all, or an exit. It’s about not killing male characters because they love the actors, but killing female characters willy nilly. It’s about shoving het ‘ship after het ‘ship down our throats with no build up. It’s about cookie cutter characters to replace the characters Jeff Davis has dismissed. It’s about how they think giving us shirtless guys makes up for everything. It’s about the constant PR fails.
And breenwolf is right, ratings are how fans convey their displeasure. Yes, with social media, there’s other ways to do it now, but ratings are at the heart of it all.
It’s… If you dislike a politician’s voting record, you might call or write their office to tell them about it, but in the end, if you vote for them again, then you’re basically saying that you agree after all. Ratings are votes in the TV world.
I bolded the last paragraph because I was extremely surprised to see people claiming that writing letters is the more “mature” approach. TV is a business. They won’t care if people complain about their product as long as they keep consuming it.