Shows that you wish where still on...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tomm1079, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 #81 of 133

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL


    So many of my shows have already been mentioned. Technically I think this thread is shows I wanted to last longer. Shows like Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life would never last now that the charcters are all grown up.

    So using that criteria my list would probably include (trying not to duplicate the obvious choices like Firefly or all Joss Whedon shows)

    The Bronx Zoo - I wish I even knew where to get the existing episodes
    American Gothic
    Survivors (BBC)
    Veronica Mars (I know it was mentioned but I did so love it).

    I am sure I am forgetting others.
  2. May 18, 2011 #82 of 133

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

    Apr 3, 2003
    South Florida
    I've recently started getting a channel called RTV ( They actually show Ellery Queen along with alot of other old shows. I love it.

    As for shows I wish were still on the air, I really still miss Mad About You, Friends and the original 90210.
  3. May 18, 2011 #83 of 133

    Sadara huh?

    Sep 27, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    In no particular order

    The Unit
    Studio 60
    Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
    Dirty Sexy Money
  4. May 19, 2011 #84 of 133

    MegaHertz67 Registered Smart Ass

    Apr 18, 2005
    For me this falls into two categories:
    Shows that got canceled too early/didn't get a chance
    Shows that had a good run that I enjoyed so much I wish they were still on

    In the "gone too soon" category
    1. Sports Night
    2. Better Off Ted
    3. The Middlemen
    4. Pushing Daisies
    5. Studio 60

    Obviously I like quirky...

    In the "God I loved that show" category
    1. West Wing
    2. Lost
    3. Seinfeld

    And a couple of shows I never watched that have attained cult status that I wished I was in on...Firefly and Freaks & Geeks.
  5. May 20, 2011 #85 of 133
    Rob Dawn

    Rob Dawn Member

    Aug 16, 2002


    Hidden Hills
    Sarah Conner Chronicles
    Better Off Ted
    Studio 60
  6. May 20, 2011 #86 of 133

    cstelter Active Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Mankato, MN
    I have a horrible compulsion to watch a show until it is done out of sheer determination-- especially when I started watching from episode 1. Once I commit to a show after the initial 3-5 episodes, I'm in it for the long haul.

    This has led to some rather long commitments because I started watching Law & Order way back from day 1-- my wife got me watching CSI from the first seasion. NCIS, ER, NYPD Blue were all on my list. I am quite happy when these longer-running series expire (don't get me started on Smallville-- yay, it's dead).

    I think CSI Miami is the first one I could not allow my compulsion to override my better sense-- that's the only series I've voluntarily stopped watching in the past 10 years that I recall.

    I also haven't chosen to wacth very many short-lived series it seems so I haven't come up with much for this topic-- I've either watched the shows I like beyond their expected life, or never started the one that ended early.

    I did watch Veronic Mars, AD, and Firefly on netflix-- but they don't make this list for me. Maybe I was expecting more-- they are quite hyped on this forum. I enjoyed them for what they were, but I'm ok having them be done. I suppose I'd watch VM and Firefly if new episodes were available, but I wouldn't request them. Maybe not having watched them live each week changes how I view them? I watched each of those 3 series in a matter of weeks.

    So my list reprents shows I would like to watch new episodes of if they existed. Maybe the older series from the 70's and 80's are more nostalgic than anything because I haven't really seen any episodes of them recently. If I rewatched all the existing Remington Steele episodes, there's a good chance I wouldn't want it to be uncancelled. But if they did a credible reboot of the series I'd watch (*only* of course if they had Mancini music background). I'm *not* saying I need the original stars of these shows to come back though.. Just the show itslef (premise, whatever).

    I'm kind of surprised my list is so short (and goofy)

    Junkyard Wars
    Remington Steele
    Quantum Leap
    Beauty and the Geek
  7. May 20, 2011 #87 of 133

    avery New Member

    May 29, 2006
    New York
    No snarky comments here... I loved Ellery Queen and watched faithfully!!
  8. May 20, 2011 #88 of 133

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Science Fiction Theater (Quite good for its time)
    Man into Space (I had the space helmet)
    Steve Canyon
    Twilight Zone
    Shotgun Slade
    The Smothers Brothers
    Where The Action Is (First saw The Who here)
    Ben Casey
    Captain Video and his Video Rangers
    Amos and Andy
    Star Trek
  9. May 20, 2011 #89 of 133

    Scooter Mattress Tester

    Mar 15, 2000
    St. Louis
    I loved 24. Not knowing the dynamics of the situation, I have to wonder why they would cancel such a great show.
  10. May 20, 2011 #90 of 133

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I guess I can officially add Breaking In and The Defenders to that list of mine. So pissed these two didn't make it.
  11. May 20, 2011 #91 of 133

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Agree with a lot of the choices for dramas. Here's my old reality show wish list:

    I'd love to see a reunion show for Monster House. That was a great show. Monster Garage with Jesse James would be fun to see again. American Casino if we could bring Michael Tata back from the dead. Junkyard Wars with the original host. Battle Bots, although I think that one is coming back with Grant from Mythbusters as the host? Could be wrong though...

    That show where they took old Airplane Parts and made Conference Tables and other functional art with them? Can't recall that name, but that was pretty decent too. Again, really good before one of the main characters died... A lot of people on reality shows die early... Have you noticed this? :p
  12. May 20, 2011 #92 of 133

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Six Feet Under
    Freaks and Geeks
    Chicago Hope (with Mandy)
    Sports Night
    The Lost Room (a mini-series, but I wish it had gone to series)
    Dream On
  13. May 20, 2011 #93 of 133

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

    Jul 14, 2004
    Dream On

  14. May 20, 2011 #94 of 133

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA

    Oh, god yes! Dream On was awesome!
  15. May 20, 2011 #95 of 133

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I LOVED Monster House! I think Steve alienated a lot of viewers. Not sure why as I loved him but most people I know hated him.
  16. May 20, 2011 #96 of 133

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    I forgot about that one. It just kind of disappeared. I remember wondering why it went off the air at the time. Judging Amy was another we thought went away too soon.
  17. May 20, 2011 #97 of 133

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    I think it would be fun to go back and see how many of the folks actually kept their houses "Monsterized".
  18. May 21, 2011 #98 of 133

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Monster House was great.
  19. May 21, 2011 #99 of 133

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

    May 15, 2001
    I'm surprised at all of the people mentioning Star Trek. I'm glad the original met the fate that it did, because otherwise it probably would have just fizzled out of existence. TNG wasn't really cancelled--they decided to move on, and I'm very happy with that. I like it when a show decides to go out when it's still good.

    DS9 and Voyager did something similar, although I never liked either.

    Enterprise is probably the only one that got cancelled; while I would agree that it picked up near the end, I don't think it deserved to go on.

    When I think of a thread like this, there's really only one show that comes to mind...and it apparently came to everyone else's mind too: Firefly.

    I do have a show that, while it wasn't cancelled, it was drastically re-tooled after season 1. Earth:Final Conflict was great in season 1, and then they basically cancelled the intelligent, complex show and replaced it with a lousy imitation.
  20. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    I always wanted to see more episodes of Quark. That was a fun show.

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