Rather than being cut down in its prime, Farscape should have been put out of its misery way sooner than it was. Sure, it was science-fiction, and sometimes it was amazingly good, but I think more often than not, it veered into the not so good.
Ever watch a science-fiction series like Star Trek: Enterprise? Notice how you get these bizarre non-storyline episodes where some writer was given an even more bizarre chance to rewrite Beauty and the Beast? And I mean rewrite in the loosest sense, perhaps a chance to integrate it directly as an episode would be a closer description. Well, Farscape wasn’t that bad, I don’t remember sitting there as appalled as I was when I saw that Enterprise episode (man I hated non-storyline episodes in Enterprise, they consistently sucked). But they were either boring or weird.
In fact, near the end, it just went too weird. It was like they decided to pump the main character full of americhismo in order to appeal to the more patriotic American science-fiction fan. Ever seen one of those cartoons where someone gets hit on the head and then they go nuts for a while, striking poses and shouting garbage? The main character, John, went like that permanently past a point.
But even stranger, in the last season, it started getting really good every episode. I guess it was related to the big finale and there being no non-storyline episodes present. If that left me wanting more, then the two parter special that finished off Farscape took that away, it was like the network thought the “keep farscape alive” petitioning was as lame as I did and decided to make the biggest pile of crap that they could in order to shut everyone up for good. And it worked, it was ridiculously bad.