They've already written a song about me, well J did, in fact I am named after a song so all is good.
After reading everyone's responses, I feel like I should be more saddened by this news but I'm not. I expected it. Plus I'm not particularly attached to Bret McClegnie and Jemaine Clemaine. I know the characters are based on themselves (10 years ago!) but I still see them as characters and not as them!
Ditto that in triplicate. I love the characters but it was those characters that introduced me to the real B&J who I adore much
more. The more I've grown to love the men behind the characters the less attached I've become to those characters. They are just a small element of what B&J are capable of and that's what they've been telling us all along. They've always said that FOTC wasnâ€™t a full time gig and implied that they never wanted it to become one. It became a full time gig because of the show which has run its course. Iâ€™d much rather have them go out on top with their integrity and their friendship in tact. I prefer to always think of the FOTC as the guys who made a great show and knew when to stop. Itâ€™s lovely that nonch has confidence that they could keep at it indefinitely but I trust that B&J know better than we do what they are capable of and, more importantly, where there hearts are.
The series opened a lot of doors for them and they could do just about whatever they want now.
Ditto that in quadruplicate. They are in an enviable position now. None of us are privy to what they want but the world is their oyster and Iâ€™m proud that they have earned that position honestly.
I totally agree with all this, and yet I'm still sad there won't be a third season. I don't want them to do anything they aren't into doing, I don't want them to feel pressured or become HBO's male prostitutes - I want them to WANT to do a third season, I want them to feel like they COULD, at least some day. So while I am proud of them for their artistic integrity and that's one of the things I have always admired most about them - I wish their artistic integrity was leading them in the direction of a third season. It's the finality of it that is making me sad. Not, "We're going on hiatus" or "We're not making a third season at this time" - it's "We're not making a third season." Period. FOREVER, is how they made it sound. So yeah I'm kind of bummed about that. I know the show is only a small part of who they are as creative people, but it was a very high profile and accessible part of it. It was a *dependable* part. My fear is that they will disappear into the New Zealand sunset, never to be seen by the rest of the world again. I can totally see this happening. They get involved in all kinds of delightful and funny and offbeat Kiwi projects with all their delightful and funny and offbeat Kiwi friends, and it's all wonderful but nobody outside of NZ ever gets to see it. So yeah I'm sure they will continue on, I'm just paranoid that I'll have to move to NZ to enjoy it.