Sunday, November 7, 2010

Top 5 Sundays - Favorite TV Shows That Got Cancelled

Top 5 Sundays is a weekly meme hosted by Larissa at Larrisa's Bookish Life.  Check out her blog, it has great content, excellent reviews, unique name it.  This week's Top 5 is Favorite TV shows that got cancelled.   Visit her blog if you want to participate!

5. Reaper - Just as I was really getting into it, the network cancelled it.  The main character Sam had to work as a reaper for the devil collecting souls that escaped from hell.  The problem though, is that Sam is sympathetic.  Reaper had the right amount of monsters and humor.  It was wacky and fun and the characters, especially Sam's pals, Sock and Ben really made the show.

4. Wonderfalls - I never saw this show when it was broadcast, but I did see it on DVD.  I was so sorry there weren't more episodes.  It was about a recent college graduate, Jaye, who one days discovers inanimate objects talk to her.  Of course these objects had to be some kind of figure with a wasn't just say, a pillow or a remote control that would speak ('cause that would just be silly right?).  But imagine if a little bunny collectible started giving you directions and the drawing of a turtle on your t-shirt started bossing you around.  Although these creatures were doing their best to get Jaye to help others, this situation ultimately caused havoc with her life.  It was absolutely hysterical, fresh and funny.  I loved all the characters in this show.  

3.  Eastwick - This was a really fun show based on John Updike's book "The Witches of Eastwick."  If anyone is a fan of the movie starring Jack Nicholson, the actresses in this version also did their own witchy characters justice.   Darryl Van Horne returns in this series to play with the witches of Eastwick.  The plot was clever, the characters well acted and the dialogue was smart.

2. Veronica Mars.  I loved this show starring Kristen Bell and mostly I loved sassy, savvy Veronica.  I loved her father as well and their relationship.   Although some story arcs I liked better than others, I thought the cases they solved were intriguing.  I also loved, loved, loved, the relationship between her and Logan.  I heard through the grapevine that Jason Dohring (who got the role of Logan Echolls) had originally tried out for Duncan Kane, Veronica's first boyfriend, but the network wanted someone "prettier".  However, when they saw the chemistry that worked between Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring they decided to strike up a romance between them. The dialogue was top notch.  I think one of my favorite scenes was when Veronica and her friend Mac (Tina Majorino) went to the school principal's house and were quoting from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

1.  Angel.  (Although I was devastated when Buffy went off the air as well, Buffy technically didn't get "cancelled" so I'm not including it.)  Okay so, James Marsters.  Need I say any more?  Well just in case I do, James Marsters was in this series for the last season and brought a wonderful element to it.  Okay, but before that, Angel was (and still is) one of my favorite shows.  I loved the way the characters grew throughout the show.  Awkward Wesley was nothing like bad-ass Wesley when the series ended.  Meek Fred eventually got a backbone.  Shallow Cordelia became a heroine of humanity.  I loved the whole mythology and world that Joss Whedon created and I loved the ongoing intrigue and the plots of the show.


Unknown said...

Reaper! I totally remember that show!

Natalie said...

I haven't seen any of these, but they're all on my "to-watch" list! I'm finishing up the last season of Buffy now, and Angel's next! Can't wait!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I loved Reaper, I was so sad to see it end! My all time favorite canceled show is The Class, but at least my favorite actor from that show is now on Modern Family.

Sapheyerblu said...

I was a big Angel fan. Okay, let me rephrase that, I'm a big David Boreanaz fan. Holy crap that boy is cute.

Unknown said...

Hey Hon! Love your list!

I Love Wonderfalls! Angel ended in a killer cliffhanger and I still miss it!!

Jenny said...

I LOVED Angel! That was one of my favorite shows for as long as it was on. I like him on Bones, but he'll always be Angel:)

Midnyte Reader said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I really was upset Wonderfalls went off the air, but I wanted Angel (and Buffy) to go on forever!

Anonymous said...

I liked Angel, although not as much as I loved Buffy. I didn't realize it was canceled. At least it got a decent ending. Have you read the comics?

Midnyte Reader said...

No, nothing can beat Buffy. I actually tried to get into the comics, but couldn't. :(

Unknown said...

Sad to say I have watched a Buffy episode.

Mail call on the history channel is one that I dearly miss. But I fear I might be the only one.

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