Don’t you hate it when you really get into a show and they cancel it! There is nothing worse than getting all attached to a character and making predictions about a plot only to find out you’ll never get the answer to those cliff hanger questions! There is positively nothing more infuriating or irritating!
Inspired by the cancellation of a few of my favorite shows, here is a list of 10 shows they really never should have cancelled, and at the very least deserve another season.
1. The Pretender. I loved that show! Every week it was an unexpected adventure mixed with conspiracy theory, parallel plots–nerd heaven! Add to the fact that Michael T. Weiss was a hottie, it made this show a winner!
2. Firefly. This show makes any go
od nerd’s list. The movie it is base on, Serenity, is a cult classic; the show, Firefly is also well loved! It has a 9.3 on the IMDB rating scale, yet it only had one season. Really guys? If this isn’t obviously one that needs to be brought back, I don’t know is!
3. Outcast. This is actually a recent show from Britain. It was aired in 2010, and is only 8 episodes long. After watching just one and a half episodes this show inspired me to write this list! So far, I’ve found it refreshingly creative. It does only have a rating of 6.3 on IMDB, so I suppose it might be all down hill in an episode or two.
4. Eureka. This show is really for the smarties of the world. Adventure, conspiracy, mystery, drama, humor AND science– it is almost too good to be true! I imagine that it could have gotten too complex at times, and it was probably an expensive production–but it was worth it.
5. Codename: Kids Next Door. No I’m not going to give this one up. This was a fabulous kids show that was creative and funny. I still watch it when it comes on TV. Kids need more shows that are funny and age appropriate. Who ever cancelled Number One is full of number two!
6. Jericho. This show did a lot better than many of the other shows on the list–it actually made it two season! Post apocalyptic worlds usually aren’t my thing, so I passed on watching this show when it was actually on TV between 2006 and 2008. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, based on its mediocre following. Though it has an IMDB rating of 8, completely deserved in my opinion, the show was cut at a cliffhanger that will never be solved.
7. Outsourced. Part of the NBC comedy lineup in 2010, this show was one husband’s favorites. It was truly unique; how many other shows do you know that take place in a call center in India? It was nice to see an almost completely ethnic cast, with some witty cultural jokes.
8. Girlfriends. While this show wasn’t exactly cancelled (it was one of the shows that never recovered after the writers strike a while ago) it did disappear unexpectantly. I loved seeing the divas strut their stuff across the stage in fabulous outfits. Drama, drama, drama! It was the black version on Sex In The City, and I miss it!
9. Human Target. This was a fly-under-the-radar DC action show that only had a two season lifespan. I used to watch it faithfully. What’s not to love? It was Chuck meets James Bond. Light-hearted fun that could kick you straight in your throat? Awesome!
10. Lie To Me. I positively love this show. I actual find myself trying “Lightman” people. As a matter of fact I did it earlier today. It was such a simple concept, but had endless possibilities. What genius at FOX thought that canceling this show was a good idea?
Well another year of TV is bound to bring another good show or two swept under the rug. So make sure you support the shows you can’t live without. And for those that don’t make the cut–thank god for Netflix!