Friday, 4 March 2011

Gone but Not Forgotten

Cancelled TV shows that you still pine for? I had to play along with this one (click on the image above to view other entries for the blogfest or participcate)
Popular shows that are cancelled because they didn't make big enough figures for the producers is a big beef, what happened to catering for all tastes? One of the greatest things about epublishing is the wider variety available to readers who want to read outside the block-busters...maybe in the future we'll start seeing smaller channels happy to continue giving us shows even when the ratings are uber phenomenal

My top 5...

#1 Friends:  Yes, cheating slightly because at 10 seasons, this wasn't cancelled prematurely, but oh, how I do miss laughing alongside you.
#2 FireFly: I actually only heard about this series after it had been cancelled. For a long while, I resisted, refusing to be drawn in when I knew the story would end abruptly, but then a friend mentioned the movie Serenity to wrap up the loose ends and what the hell, one season is better than none, right? I'm sorry I wasn't there to help you along in the beginning when it mattered, but I just didn't know

#3 Dollhouse: Sensing a Josh Whedon theme here? I love this guy's work, Buffy was my all time favourite, although I did think that it ended at the right time.

#4 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: This cancellation was a huge suprise for me. The movies were such hits, I couldn't believe the series didn't pull in enough viewers, it was fantastic with just the right balance of action and emotion

#5 Battlestar Galactica: And, I've just realised that all but one of my fav cancelled shows are SyFy. I do actually watch across the board, but it seems like it's only the SyFy ones that cancel.


  1. That's funny, Friends is one of my most missed shows as well, but I've NEVER watched a SyFy show! My husband is the SyFy guy around here. I do love me some Joss Whedon, ala Buffy though!

  2. Ah, yes. FRIENDS...I remember Thursday nights of long ago, when I'd race home from work to catch FRIENDS, followed by SEINFELD. Thursday nights were perfect then.

    Great list, Claire!

    P.S. Um, when am I going to be reading a BETRAYED #2?!

  3. What a great list! Friends was a great series; I looked forward to Thursday nights. It's on my list today, too!

  4. Friends was wonderful. I loved it. All the repeats are on in the UK but it's not the same.

    I loved Seinfeld too and would happily watch those over and over.

  5. I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't love Friends, wish they'd bring out a new version.

    Liz, holding my breathe that my recent submission gets accepted :)

  6. Battlestar has my ALL time FAVORITE moment on TV ever! (When the galtica breaks through the atmosphere to save the humans.) AWESOME

    EXCELLENT list

  7. Funny observation there with the sci-fi. I am also a Joss Whedon fan, though I never saw Dollhouse.

  8. Whedon Rules!
    Terminator just needed better writers.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Friends and TSCC! I have them on my list too! Great choices!

  10. Friends was good. Can't go wrong with firefly.

  11. Poor SyFy shows. :( I do need to watch the Doll House!

  12. Joss Whedon is my TV god. I love everything he has produced.

    I need to do a BSG rewatch soon. Love that show.

  13. Clearly I am missing something big in not knowing any Joss Whedon. I am hanging my head in shame. I will get my stuff together!

  14. um, i havent seen any of these shows...yet. but they do sound pretty awesome. im just abysmally underfed in my tv education, ha :D