First things first…
TODAY IS TIT FOR TAT’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY! Woot woot! Who would have thought? LELZ. Yaaaaay! This supposedly product that was born out of boredom has really came a long long way. Thank you to all the readers whow ste their time reading this blog. LOL. 🙂
In line with that, the theme for today’s blog post is related to something that involves a year. There are lots of TV shows that overstayed a lot on the air usually sacrificing the content of the show or finding its magic in the latter part. However, there are also shows which weren’t given the chance to grow and expand, and every TV lover knows that it is brutal that these weren’t given longer chances. Here are seven of them:
1. MY SO CALLED LIFE (1994-1995)
Before Homeland, before Temple Grandin, and even before Romeo + Juliet, the greatness of Claire Danes was at a peak in this short-lived ABC teen drama. Tackling issues that would not have been that vocal in the 90s such as peer pressure, alcoholism, and homophobia, everyone knows that this was ended way too soon.
2. FREAKS AND GEEKS (1999-2000)
James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Busy Philipps in a Judd Apatow production? This would have been epic years now. but what you’re reading is the cast of the 1999 comedy Freaks and Geeks. There’s probably a prejudice against teen shows as proven by the first two entries on the list, but real talents shine through and through. Of course, we’re still wishing that we’d seen longer of this show.
3. FIREFLY (2002)
Let me start of by saying that Joss Whedon is a genius. In the words of a crazy Penelope Cruz, he is “ge-nee-yus”. And that was already proven before his current Avengers hit. Think more of the contemporary Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Firefly might not have lasted more than one season, but the cult following the show elicited should have been enough sign for it to get a go signal.
4. THE COMEBACK (2005)
Call it a Friends curse if you want, but Lisa Kudrow’s short lived HBO mockumentary about a has been actress who still think she’s big has been is a relatable topic in Hollywood. And Kudrow’s impeccable Emmy nominated performance is just the icing on top of this cake. Sadly, we weren’t able to see what happens next with Valerie Cherish.
5. TELL ME YOU LOVE ME (2007)
HBO’s drama might make others feel too uncomfortable because of the racy and daring content it had, but one cannot refute the fact with how raw, gritty, and honest this show is. Starring Jane Alexander, Ian Somerhalder, and Adam Scott, this should have been given a longer chance to be on screen.
6. ESTATE OF PANIC (2008)
Call me crazy, but this is ultimate guilty pleasure. Moving and deceitful rooms in one big mansion which contains all the unexpected? I’m in. Add the creepiness of host Steve Valentine in his greatest Marilyn Manson impersonation, this is over the top fun show. However, it is also apparent that this is too costly and something that will lose steam in the long run. While the cancellation was understandable, it’s hard to admit that seeing another few episodes is the best they could have done.
7. LUCK (2012)
Now this one is pretty tricky. There is really a season 2 which already started shooting, but the pre-production problems that occurred halted the series altogether. It would have been a good series for HBO given the status of the people involved here, but I guess some things aren’t meant to stay for long.
What are your personal choices? Also, happy anniversary again. Yaaaay! 😀