tv TV You Wish Wasn't Cancelled

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Frontier on Netflix

Check out this 30 second clip! Where they talk about what happened before season 1 began.


This show went 3 amazing seasons and stopped in 2018.
It's the best original netflix show I've seen, has a major movie star in the lead role, and somehow nobody has ever even heard of it.

Such a shame.

The OA on netflix.

This trailer really sucks but i'm linking it for the thumbnail.


Scientist dude discovers this woman comes back to life after she dies, so he hooks her up to this crazy machine where he drowns/tortures her over and over again to study how she does it. This show gets weirder and more bizarre as it goes on. Season 2 ended on such a crazy leap sideways, the show was always coming at you in unexpected ways. It was a fun ride but with it being so weird i'm not surprised that "general audiences" didn't respond to it.
 
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Mindhunter - David Finch's psychological crime show only lasted 2 seasons due to high expense. It was a great show, and had high ratings, but I think Fincher being a perfectionist, an SFX veteran, and this being a period piece may have combined into a budgetary explosion. It's hard to see where all the money went when you watch the show, but then that's the key to top level digital post, if you're doing it right, they don't know you did anything at all.


Law and Order - I wasn't watching it anymore, it just doesn't make much sense to cancel it. It's like taking ketchup off the menu at a fast food restaurant. It's not that I'm excited about ketchup, it's just such a standard, basic, foundational pillar of what one expects of the experience that it seems like a strange strategic decision to cut it.


Supertrain - This late 70's NBC show was about how incredible it would be if a computer was on a train. Obviously the possibilities of math on a train with socialites are endless, so it's puzzling that this super expensive sci fi love boat copy only ran for one season.


Automan - I can only imagine how insane this show could have gotten had it been allowed to run 6 more seasons.


Lookwell - Cancelled after only 0 episodes, I'm convinced that this show could have been a memorably terrible 90s footnote. I'm pretty sure that this is what inspired "Mindhorn"


Cowboy Beebop - I didn't hate this show as much as most people did. It wasn't great or anything, but it got cancelled more by yelling mobs than viewers. There was heavy review bombing by 2 separate groups of internet trolls, and I think Netflix got a disproportionate amount of feedback from people obsessed with details in the original parent show. I expect if it had not been constantly compared to it's origin material, it would have just been a quirky sci fi show that ran for 4 seasons. The casting and viz work was good. It was far better than Lexx, or many other sci fi channel shows that ran for 5 seasons. I thought they took an interesting direction with creating a live action cartoon, and the soundtrack was dramatically better than most shows, as they brought back the legendary composer from the original series.


Pushing Daises - This show was really unique and unusual, with an interesting narrative voice, and a bizarre gaimenesque plot that stood out amongst a lineup of template shows at the time. I recommend "The Good Place" which was made much later but had some common DNA.



Dead Like Me - It had a pretty good run, so I'm not sure if this should have been cancelled or not, it might have gone downhill if it continued.


Game of Thrones - does it count as a cancellation when the show gets cancelled by it's own creators while the network begs them to make 3 more seasons? I think the show needed 10 full seasons to run out it's momentum.

 

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Disturbing, weird, confusing (I think intentionally), well acted, beautifully shot.
 

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Law and Order - I wasn't watching it anymore, it just doesn't make much sense to cancel it. It's like taking ketchup off the menu at a fast food restaurant. It's not that I'm excited about ketchup, it's just such a standard, basic, foundational pillar of what one expects of the experience that it seems like a strange strategic decision to cut it.
It's back! I also thought, why cancel it? They kept SVU and moved L&O original to LA which didn't do well so they canned it. Messing with Coke's formula. Keep it original. It's a comfort show. As long as they don't mess it up again.
 
It's back! I also thought, why cancel it? They kept SVU and moved L&O original to LA which didn't do well so they canned it. Messing with Coke's formula. Keep it original. It's a comfort show. As long as they don't mess it up again.
Also.... What were they making room for??? You remember that new NBC show that was better and more popular than Law and Order? Me niether.
 
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Cannot beat Murdock, Face, Hannibal and my personal hero: Mr-T!!!!!

The one TV show that conveyed to kids each week the same basic universal truth: Any problem can be solved through violence (and a ton of guns that never hit anyone ).
 
I think if it had made it beyond season 6 they would have given up on the suppressing fire and started to move more towards these hydraulic launching plates, as seen about 4:25 into this video. The launching plates not only have a 100% hit chance, but also immediately incapacitate enemies while providing slow motion shot opportunities for the editing team. I would have definitely watched an entire season of Mr T launching people through the air in slow motion, and I think Ruger could have sold a lot more Mini 14s if they weren't constantly shown missing every target. It would have been a win win for the viewers and the sponsors.

 
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