great shows going off the air too early?
Today I decided to write a fun and opinionated post about TV shows and how it seems (to me) that so many amazing shows don’t last as long as they should. Heck, I find that many shows that are cancelled early on are much better than some that last for many seasons. While there are some shows that I’ve loved (and love) that have lasted many years, there are some that I feel have had a lifespan that was cut far too short. Let me give you some examples! These are in no specific order.
Early Edition: A great show starring the talented Kyle Chandler. The show was about Gary Hobson (Chandler) who received tomorrow’s newspaper today. With the paper, he went about his life helping others in need. While the show lasted four years, it didn’t get an official ending. What’s up with that?!
Sirens: I discovered Sirens on Netflix so maybe I’m just as much to blame (though in my defense, I don’t have cable) and let me tell you, I found it hilarious. It has wonderful characters and is just really fun to watch. You know how many seasons it lasted? TWO! I’m sorry but a comedy that good should have had a longer shelf life.
The Finder: I just started watching The Finder on Netflix and man am I hooked! The show is super creative and once again, has talented and memorable characters. This show only lasted one year and for the life of me, I can’t understand why. I think that networks need to give shows more time to prove themselves.
Thieves: Another show I loved watching that only lasted a year! I remember thinking this show was SO good. Plus, it had Melissa George and John Stamos in it – two great actors!
These are just a few examples (trust me, there are A LOT more) of shows that have gone off the air, in my opinion, far too quickly. Meanwhile shows like Greys Anatomy, The Simpsons, and many others are still going on! I know that there is a huge fan base for some of these shows (not sure why, but that’s a different story altogether), but I think that there must be something wrong with the system. It’s not that shows I’m not interested in last so long – I understand that people have different tastes than me and plus, I like some shows that have been on a while (Supernatural, for one).
However, what I don’t understand how a good show like The Finder, for example was only on for one season. Perhaps the network didn’t advertise it well or perhaps they should have timed it differently? All I know is that many great shows have been deprived a long, good run. Can someone explain this to me?
What shows have you loved that ended way too soon?