'V' has been cancelled

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tonestert, May 13, 2011.

  1. tonestert

    tonestert Member

    Nov 15, 2007


    Along with 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'Mr. Sunshine,' 'Detroit 187,' 'Off The Map,' 'No Ordinary Family'

    Is it worth watching the the rest 'V' episodes I have saved on my Tivo ? I think I have around 8 left to watch.
  2. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    Not V!!!!

    Meh, who didn't see it coming.. It was in the territory of "so bad, its good". Kind of hoped for a season 3 of laughable plot lines.
  3. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Bummer! At first, I was going to ask you for sources, but I found some myself.


    At least it seems official this time. :( Right after the finale aired, some (weird) random posters in others forums were stating the cancellation as though it were fact yet they provided 0 sources, when pressed. I never found any confirmation of it back then either.

    That sucks that the left the showing hanging like this. I'm not terribly surprised though since it was never doing very well in the ratings. :(
  4. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Not remotely surprised.

    Mr. Sunshine was good for a few laughs and wish it got a 2nd season, but I knew it was too offbeat for most folks.

    The rest of the shows didn't interest us at all.
  5. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001


    Not going to miss any of those.
  6. Videodrome

    Videodrome tivo - please wait..

    Jun 20, 2008
    V was about freedom and liberty, how hollywood even produced it was surprising from the beginning.
  7. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What are you talking about?
    We got an ending.

    The aliens won.
    Or that's how I see it if this is the end of the story.
  8. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Probably because Aliens have taken over the bodies of ABC programming suits and they want to make sure that their plans of global domination aren't leaked to the human populace.

  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    ....meh.....watched it, but it was never before many other better shows....won't be missed....
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Watched the first season, still have the whole second season saved up, but was never sure if I'd get around to watching it. Now I'm pretty sure I won't. I was only mildly interested after S1 (and mostly because of Laura Vandervoort).
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I kinda liked Off the Map. :eek:

    Brothers & Sisters I watched for a number of years but last season they piled up on me, and I lost some when the Tivo filled up, and I just never got watching again.

    V was so-so, and I never picked it back up after the original 4 episodes the first season and then the really long hiatus. Detroit 187 and No Ordinary Family I was recording, but I ended up deleting the former without watching any after about 8 or 9 episodes, and my SO just deleted all of the latter because he thought we'd agreed we weren't going to bother to watch it. I was actually still on the fence... we'd watched the first 2-3 episodes and it was ok, but nothing great. :) I meant to try out Mr. Sunshine but forgot to record it at the start.
  12. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    not surprised at all. I can totally respect how hard it must be to put together a good TV show, but this show wasn't even trying sometimes. I liked the dynamic between Erica and Anna and they way their story unfolded, but so much of the show was just riddled with either cliches, bad acting, or "safe" resolutions. I remember an incident in season one
    where the freedom fighters blew up a V ship only to learn it was full of humans--I thought that was a great twist that could have had incredible rammifications, but instead, a few scenes later we learn they were just already-dead human bodies. it just made no sense that Anna would go through the trouble of staging something like that instead of just actually loading it with humans.
    To me, that's a cornerstone example of why the show didn't work--it was too watered down and too familiar. Meh, can't say I care if it goes away. You'd think a show that ended with such a big question mark would make people want to know what happens next. I really couldn't care less, which sucks. It could have been good if they went balls out with it.
  13. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Ok. I see what you mean.

    I was still expecting some sort of continuation to the series and the "Fifth Column" to still be able to do something due to some plot twist/device (e.g. wear tinfoil hat, everybody going underground, etc.)
  14. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

    Sep 4, 2004
    The only one I will miss is 'Detroit 187'. I really enjoyed it.
  15. Sacrilegium

    Sacrilegium that weird guy

    Dec 14, 2006

    It was indeed "so bad it's good" at times, but to me it was almost always entertaining.
  16. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    To be honest,
    I don't see a reasonable way they could get out of that hole they had written themselves. Anna had gained total mental control over almost all of the human population and their fleet had surrounded the planet.
    It was pretty much a win for the aliens all around.
  17. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I quit watching V and No Ordinary Family about halfway thru the season. I liked Mr Sunshine and will miss it I guess. The other 3 shows weren't on my radar at all.
  18. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    I wouldn't say that. The Bliss affected the Visitors, yet some of them still resisted Anna.
  19. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    There is 2 1/2 hours of my TV schedule I now have back.
  20. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Some possible scenarios:
    - something could happen to the child
    - her blissing humans could be less effective over time
    - some means could've been found to resist it (besides going underground) or some folks might be resistant
    - the blissing might be turn out to be fatal to the child
    and so on...

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