In Episode 04 of the B3 Podcast, I expressed my distaste for Season Two of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" due in part to its "Endless Eight" arc. Turns out I wasn't the only one who felt this way.
In a recent radio appearance, singer/seiyuu Aya Hirano (who voices Haruhi Suzumiya) expressed remorse for the fans who had to put up with eight non-stop episodes of the same material over and over again. "For us seiyuu the pressure was intense," said Ms. Hirano. "We didn’t really get it when we were told we were doing the same story eight times with just differences in delivery...I think this was more awful for the people watching than the ones performing it...It doesn’t matter how many times I’m told to do it. I don’t want to do it anymore. Enough already, enough!"
Thankfully the "Endless Eight" arc has finished, and the new one "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya" just started, which follows the making of the Mikuru-chan movie. However, the real question is whether or not the Haruhi franchise has already been trashed.