Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Graveyard of TV Shows

Entertainment Weekly has put together a list of 31 TV shows cancelled before their time. As someone who's really worried about Pushing Daisies, I can relate. It's so frustrating when a show you love is tossed mid-storyline. And then you turn on your TV to see that--oh golly!--another incarnation of Law and Order is on. It's heartbreaking.

My favorites on the list:

Angel: Basically, anything by Joss Whedon should be on the air for 500,000,000 years.

Veronica Mars: I actually haven't seen this one yet, but from what I've heard it's right up my alley. It died before I got cable!

My So-Called Life: When I was thirteen, I thought Angela was the coolest person alive. Since then, I've rewatched the first (and only) season and realized that she was way too good for Jordan. But we should have seen that play out.

Arrested Development: I want to be Lucille Bluth someday. Funniest show ever.

Of course, not everything deserves my pity. Here are the shows that garnered my question mark-face:

Popular: Loved the first season; then it just got stupid when they tried to swap couples too much. Can't blame this one on anyone but the writers.

Grosse Pointe: I remember seeing this one and it just wasn't funny. No surprise it died.

Skin: I remember the commercials for this one--a "Romeo and Juliet in the porn/drug industries." Any wonder no one watched?

Which show are you still pining for? (And, ahem, where's Firefly on this list?)


Morgan said...

FIREFLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The show that just never got a chance to breathe.

Can someone just start a fucking Joss Whedon cable channel already? It would pull all the geeks.