If I'm understanding you correctly, Jen (always a big if, I apologize if I misunderstand)...
I will say, first of all, that Destiel becoming canon WILL kill the show. Not for any reason than once the shippers get what they wanted, there will be no reason to watch any more and the ratings will tank. Just look at any other work with a long, very popular potential-relationship and how quickly it died once the relationship was "confirmed" and the two involved got together.
Thank you Nate - I did read the link that you supplied interesting. So in black & white if you give the fans what they won't 100% it may kill the show / correct ?
More or less and this is kind of what separates TV from movies. Movies are supposed to be a self contained story, so IDEALLY by the end credits you should have satisfied the audience and given them 100% what they wanted. Until a TV show ends, it wants to keep people coming back, so you have to avoid giving the audience 100% and satisfying them, otherwise they won't return.
If you want an easier, apples to apples comparison, look at a completely self-contained movie vs those planned to be a series from the start (an example would be some of Christopher Nolan's lone movies vs the bodega of superhero flicks we have now).
Introduce some of what the fandom wont's maybe ok if done within canon and story line / correct ?
Well certainly for me as I consider canon & internal consistency the most important thing about a fictional work.
So like everything in life if you really enjoy something have small amounts and you will always enjoy it.
Certainly. It helps one avoid the hedonistic treadmill
I am not knowledgable enough to have a decent conversation with you about this, but as a fan and a person who watches the show for entertainment I can see good and bad in this situation. I think I would prefer a show to run to the scripted story rather than introduce other ideas from outside influences ie Fandom
A little later I found this article that also seemed relevant:
This trust becomes really important when the audience is presented with something that doesn’t seem to follow naturally. Maybe it’s a plot hole. Maybe not. But something jumps out at the viewer. Hey! This character isn’t acting according to their stated goals, therefore…
A: …I must have missed something earlier. Or maybe this will be explained later. Maybe this will even pay off in a later reveal.
B: …THIS STORY IS STUPID.
Here’s the thing: It’s the job of the storyteller to create and maintain that trust. Talking about how to build trust is like talking about how to build creativity or enthusiasm. It’s not really something you can force. Let us agree that it’s a lot of work to get a stranger to trust you, and even harder if you’ve already proven untrustworthy in the past.
He calls it trust, i call it audience "credit" or 'goodwill' but regardless, it's an act that creators have to juggle. My instinct is that if you bind yourself too much to audience whims, you'll end up breaking that trust/goodwill (especially as often the audience will be split on what it does and doesn't want).