You know what I mean. The shows that have some great goal or premise that the protagonists are constantly trying for, but which they can NEVER attain or else the premise and purpose for the show is over. Like on Gilligan's Island -- they could never get off the island, but every week they tried to. There's really not that many shows that fully meet this definition, and in my opinion none that can really carry it off. Star Trek: Voyager could never get home. V's humans can never defeat the invading aliens. There's even a few romantic shows out there where the 'lovers' can never get together, though that's obviously a much more variable and debatable topic. Why do I bring this up? Because I don't watch much TV and I just decided not to follow V. I just can't stand the fruitlessness of it. What do you think about it? Are there any 'Gilligan's Island' shows that you've found redeemable? Why?