TV Shows That Should Never Have Been Cancelled
1) Why is it that most TV shows today only revolve around unanswered questions? Well, just like “Lost”, ABC’s “Flashforward” is another serial that just abruptly ended in the middle without us ever knowing what ever happened to the main character? Well’ we know now that the show is destined to be in television limbo forever. Thanks ABC.
2) This sitcom “That’s My Bush”, brilliantly crafted by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, portrayed President George W. Bush and his life in the White House. But unlike other hackneyed attempts at Bush humor, That’s My Bush! didn’t attack the former president; it satirized TV tropes themselves. Intertwining classic sitcom situations with topical political issues like abortion and oil drilling, the show even had its own catchphrases and goofy takes on cliché characters, like the snarky White House housekeeper who always knew exactly what to say. The show cost too much for Comedy Central to reasonably produce, so That’s My Bush! went down the drain after eight episodes, but it will forever live on in the pantheon of excellent sitcoms.
3) Damn, I remember how pissed off I got when I found out that “Angel” had been cancelled. I thought that the idea of a lawfirm “Wolfram and Hart” having a whole double side at attacking and killing monsters and other vampires and demons was so cool. It suddenly ended with a big in season five with Angel and the in a huge battle to save Los Angeles.
4) “Veronica Mars”, it aired on WB and the CW. Yes, it had a spunky teenage female protagonist who solved mysteries. Yes, its cast members looked like rejected extras from the O.C. However, under all of its preppy trappings, Veronica Mars was one of the best television series of all time. Featuring brilliant writing that meticulously balanced comedy and drama, carefully structured mystery arcs that always managed to surprise, and one of the most poignant and realistic father-daughter relationships ever portrayed on screen, V-Mars never failed to impress. It was dark, hilarious, and clever; TV classes should be forced to use Veronica Mars as a textbook example of how to properly write a mystery. It’s a shame that it never found its audience and was subjected to network executives’ unnecessary middling. Do yourself a favor and buy this show on DVD—it’ll be the best purchase you ever make. Plus, Kristen Bell is just… wow.