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Shows worth watching that got cancelled during or after their first season ...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Oct 4, 2013 #41 of 119
    dylanemcgregor

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    I watched one episode of The Unusuals, but it didn't hook me. Can you tell me, without major spoilers, if there was actually anything unusual about them or the show? Based on the first episode the show seemed misnamed.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2013 #42 of 119
    lpwcomp

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    Neither "Reaper" nor "Memphis Beat" qualify as they both got 2 seasons.

    I wish to add:

    "Men Into Space"
    "John Doe"
    "The Middleman"
    "Tales of the Gold Monkey"
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 #43 of 119
    sharkster

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    I liked 'The Riches' too. I believe it lasted two seasons. I think it could have/should have gone further.

    I'm probably the only one on the planet, but I really liked 'Emily Owens, MD' with Mamie Gummer last year. Not the best tv of all time, by any stretch, but I enjoyed it a lot.

    There are so many shows come and gone, and my memory doesn't work very well anymore, so I'm sure there are a lot of shows that I was sorry to see go. I guess it's a good thing, not remembering anything. ha! It also comes in handy when re-watching shows/movies I like...I have little or no idea what is going to happen so I can enjoy them all over again.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2013 #44 of 119
    Zevida

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    Definitely Kings - Ian McShane is so great. The acting is really superb across the board.

    I'll also second:

    Kidnapped: Good actors, tension, wraps up the story, so you aren't left hanging.
    The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr: Just fun.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2013 #45 of 119
    gweempose

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    Yeah, the title almost makes it seem like it was sci-fi. This was not the case. They were just unusual and quirky compared to the typical cops you see on TV.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2013 #46 of 119
    Jonathan_S

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    Yeah, I remember liking that one.
    There are probably plenty more 1 season or less shows I liked, but at the moment I can't think of any others people haven't already mentioned. (But then I'd forgotten about The Unusuals until you mentioned it :eek:)
     
  7. Oct 4, 2013 #47 of 119
    gweempose

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    'The Riches' was a cool show. Whoever was in charge of casting did an amazing job. So many of the people on that show went on to have great success. Gregg Henry has been in a ton of high profile stuff. Shannon Woodward is in 'Raising Hope'. Margo Martindale won an Emmy for Justified, and was nominated for another Emmy for 'The Americans'. And Todd Stashwick has become one of THE go to character actors of his generation.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2013 #48 of 119
    gweempose

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    I just thought of another great show .... The Job. Denis Leary and Peter Tolan went on to have huge success with 'Rescue Me', but I liked 'The Job' more.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2013 #49 of 119
    Steveknj

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    I enjoyed The Riches too. Shame it doesn't qualify for this thread :)

    But what this goes to show, is that there's a lot of shows you might enjoy, even for a season or two, instead of just not watching because other people don't like it. For me, I'm more inclined to say I've wasted my time watching something I don't like, because it's popular (Breaking Bad, American Idol) than watching something for one season that I like, but is not generally popular and might get cancelled.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2013 #50 of 119
    philhu

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    THe one with Bob Denvers and Herb Edelman., You, great

    How about:
    The Partners (Don Adams 1972)
    The Good Life (Larry Hagman, 1972)


    I also just watched 'Persons Unknown'. The season / series cliffhanger was awesome.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2013 #51 of 119
    gweempose

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    LOL! The Riches did indeed have two seasons. There are some shows that I would be willing to let slide, though. Something like 'Tru Calling', which technically had two seasons, but got yanked from the schedule very early in its second season. In my opinion, a show like that fits the spirit of this thread, even if it doesn't meet the specific criteria. :)
     
  12. Oct 4, 2013 #52 of 119
    Steveknj

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    I agree. Just messing with you :)

    Really short run, low rated shows, qualify I think. If The Riches had been on Fox instead of FX, it probably gets five episodes tops!
     
  13. Oct 4, 2013 #53 of 119
    taronga

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    Keen Eddie (2002) - witty comedy about a NYC cop in London
    MVP (2008) - fun, if trashy, Canadian soap about hockey players
    Touching Evil (2004) - moody US remake of a British series, starring Jeffrey Donovan

    Unfortunately the last is hard to track down. It was never released in full on DVD (one episode turned up on a Brilliant But Cancelled compilation).
     
  14. Oct 4, 2013 #54 of 119
    Steveknj

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    Might have to look for that one. Sounds quirky enough that I might enjoy it.
     
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    Zevida

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    Ooohh, yes, that is a good one. I loved it! And Jeffrey Donovan and Vera Farmiga are more famous now and give great performances. I've always hoped it would show up on DVD.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    Just thought of another one.
    The Middleman.
    Loved that show.
     
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    cherry ghost

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    Andy Richter Controls the Universe
    The Honeymooners
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    Maui

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    A couple that I do not think has been mentioned yet..

    Miracles
    American Gothic
     
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    Steveknj

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    :up::up::up:
     

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