Shows you're still pissed were canceled....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by lodica1967, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Crash_Corrigan

    Crash_Corrigan New Member

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    In no particular order:

    MST3K (there are still plenty of bad movies that could and should be made fun of)
    Odyssey 5 (the show had a lot of potential and was just starting to get real interesting)
    Firefly (goofy cowboys meet chinese in space premise but it had a fun spirit)
    B5, B5-Crusade and B5-Legend of the Rangers (I would like more stories from the Babylon Five Universe)
    Andy Richter Controls the Universe (one of the best comedies to ever air on network tv)
    Greg the Bunny (one of the weirdest comedies to ever air on network tv)
    Action (one of the dirtiest comedies to ever air on network tv)
    Wonder Years (My Tivo can't even find any old episodes in syndication)
    Hotlines (Pretty girls in bikinis sport fishing and having fun in gorgeous tropical resort destinations in stunning HD)
    Dead Like Me (one of my all time favorites))
    Six Feet Under (I liked the way they ended the series, but I would have liked more episodes)
    Deadwood (I'm afraid the planned TV movies will only leave me wanting more)
    Out of Order (Justine Bateman all grown up in a supporting role and topless)
    Cheap Seats (I'm hoping the Sklar Brothers lied on the season finale that it was their last show, but I have a feeling it might have been the end)
    St. Elsewhere (I felt so cheated when NBC cancelled the show and the producers came up with that lame idea for the last episode that made the entire series an autistic boy's daydream of a world in his snow globe)
     
  2. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Freezinmyass...
    See, I thought that was a creative way to close it off, simple clean cut way to tie up any loose ends.
     
  3. gardibolt

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    TWIN PEAKS. Even in the more disappointing 2nd season it was way better than anything else on television.
     
  4. bengalfreak

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    Firefly
    Joan of Arcadia
    Firefly
    Deadwood
    Firefly
    Carnivale
    Firefly
    Dead Like Me
    Firefly

    I predicted the demise of Enterprise as soon as I heard Scott Bakula announced as the captain. What a horrible miscasting job that was. How stupid was it that no one was ever disciplined for anything. The captain of a starship cannot be your big buddy.
     
  5. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    That image at the end with Mr. Westphall walking through the door in his maintenance coveralls was so jarring, it lingers with me today. I thought it was a great way to end the series, with Tommy just staring at the snow globe, and Mr. Westphall likely wondering "what if ..."
     
  6. Crash_Corrigan

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    I didn't even watch Dallas, but the St. Elsewhere finale reminded me too much of the surprise reveal that a particularly bad season had only been a dream dreamed by Patrick Duffy's character. Of course, I also didn't like the episodes of Star Trek: TNG when fictional characters from the holodeck would run-a-muck and endanger the ship and crew. It's like the writers saying, "We don't know where to go next or what to do or how to get the characters out of the corner we've painted them into...let's use magic and fantasy to fix the problem (or at least give us a script for the next episode we have to shoot)!"

    Then again, as Don Sutherland's professor character in Animal House was explaining to his students was he was getting high with them, this entire universe could be nothing more than an atom in the fingernail of a giant...whoa that just blow's my mind. :)
     
  7. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    As much as the year of Dallas that was all just a dream might've annoyed some, at least it was a way to get rid of a particularly bad season without having to live with the consequences of everything that happened during it. I wouldn't want that sort of thing to happen often, but if someone gives the reins of an otherwise good show to the wrong person, it is nice to find a way to rewind and try again without killing the franchise.
     
  8. Ryk

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    Northern Exposure - hands down. At least they've finally released all 5 seasons on DVD. The most moving, positive TV I've ever seen!
     
  9. thwart

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    Daybreak! That's probably already been mentioned, but I think it deserves to be mentioned again. At least we can see the remaining episodes (actually all of the episodes) via ABC's website.
     
  10. Havana Brown

    Havana Brown Ring Turner

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    Is that the show that was based in Alaska? What was it that you liked so much?
     
  11. robinreale

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    For starters, Reunion. It's bad enough when a show you like is cancelled, but when a story is unresolved, that's even worse. Ugh.
     
  12. Crash_Corrigan

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    I didn't see many episodes of Northern Exposure when it originally aired in the early 90s, but I liked it. I'm not sure how long it ran or whether it had run out of gas when they cancelled it. That's why it wasn't on my list of cancelled shows.

    It's being aired in HD on Universal HD (in OAR 4:3 HD) since the beginning of January. I've been enjoying it. I like the ensemble cast and the dialog and stories involving the quirky towns folk and native tribes living nearby. I like the "fish out of water" situation of the young New York doctor forced to work in a small town in rural Alaska as part of a sweet student loan/grant he had gotten. Rob Morrow as Dr. Joel Fleishman is a little annoying, but I think they intended him to be that way. The least likeable part of the show for me is the love-hate romantic tension between Dr. Fleishman and bush pilot Maggie O'Connell played by Janine Turner. It's very forced IMO.

    Last night's episode dealt with Holling (the bar owner) and Maurice (the wealthiest man in town and former astronaut) fufilling a promise to an old trapper friend to bury him out in the middle of no where when he died in a spot so remote it was only reachable on horse on a 5+ day journey. The episode was shot mostly outdoors in the mountains. The scenery was beautiful. It had some humor and action and surprises as these two men in their late 50s and early 60s relived their youth out in the bush.

    Great show. Two thumbs up.
     
  13. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    It was great until the final season, when Rob Morrow left and was replaced by Anthony Edwards. Despite that, I highly recommend watching the series. You'll feel good afterwards! :)

    (BTW, IMDB shows there were six seasons of Northern Exposure, not five.)
     
  14. Church AV Guy

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    Does anyone remember M.A.N.T.I.S. or The Burning Zone? Those were two shows that were retooled to death by the studios. I really liked The burning Zone until they "fixed" it. The biggest gripe I had was the concept that diseases were intelligent, and coherent, in English!
     
  15. ERooker

    ERooker Uhhhhh....

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    I almost forgot:
    Due South, one of my favorites.
     
  16. WVgirl

    WVgirl New Member

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    Freaks and Geeks and Everwood. :mad:
     
  17. PacMan3000

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    When it pops into my mind, the cancellation of Freaks and Geeks still bothers me. That would've been the next Wonder Years, no question.
     
  18. domino

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    The late night comedy "SOAP" with a young Billy Crystal.
     
  19. domino

    domino New Member

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    But you have ABC's verson - "Men in Trees" ;)
     
  20. bullitt

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    You just reminded me I have to watch the Box Set. One of my all time faves! :up:
     

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