January Jones is one of those celebrities who rubs me the wrong way. That’s partly because I can’t stand her Mad Men character Betty, and partly because I have a sneaking suspicion she’s at last half cyborg. But regardless of all that, I can’t deny that she’s got a great attitude about the series ending this season. It’s what I’ve said time and time again about plenty of series, and it’s nice to know that even the stars of these shows understand that it’s better to end on a high note.
Here’s what January had to say about the final season in a new interview with Refinery 29.
“I do think it’s the right time. It’s going to be next year that it ends; we still have a little while. But, I do, because I think we all want to go out when everyone still likes it, and not when everyone’s sick of it. They might already be sick of it, I don’t know. I think our story is ready to be done being told in that way, but it will be sad, and I’ll miss everybody.”
Yep, that’s pretty much the perfect way to put it. Too many shows peter out over more and more seasons and lose fans. Seven seasons seems to be more than enough time for a show to make a great impact and go out with a bang. And if last night’s underwhelming season premiere is any indication, now’s the time to say goodbye. I’m certainly not sick of the show, because there’s no denying it’s brilliantly made and amazingly acted and gorgeous to look at, but the previous season and the start of this one haven’t had the same must-watch quality as earlier years. I also think it makes a huge difference if a show knows it’s coming to an end in order to provide some closure (although that doesn’t always happen).
Of course, as January adds, that doesn’t mean that she’s happy to say goodbye to what was undoubtedly a very important series for her career and life. Robots aren’t capable of emotion after all. (I’m sorry, I can’t help it. She just has to be a replicant, I’m sure of it.)