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Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby movieboy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:48 am

Recently watched 2 TV Serials which got pulled after 2 seasons though I thought they were reasonably good shows - much better than a lot of shows on TV.

- First was Life - https://www.criticker.com/tv/Life-2007/ - very good crime/drama series - Tier 9 for me.
- Second is Togetherness (not finished watching it yet) https://www.criticker.com/tv/Togetherness/ - decent light hearted relationship kind of show. Decent as TV shows go = I think this will end up at Tier 7 for me.

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby 90sCoffee » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:05 am

Better Off Ted....clever likable sitcom that was, two good short seasons before getting the can. Maybe would have been more popular if its debut was now.

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby movieboy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:55 am

Better off Ted seems to be available on one of the online streaming sites I pay for. I'll take a look. Thanks for recco.

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby philamental » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:16 am

That Louis CK TV show got pulled ...

... no wait he pulled himself ...

Carry on, nothing to see here ;)

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby MikiRurk_STG » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:32 am

"Luck" was really decent I think, got pulled due to horses dying on set or something. "Terriers" is often mentioned as series cancelled to early. Also give "How to Make It in America" a try, if you like "Girls" type stuff.

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby CosmicMonkey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:38 pm

I mean, I think in every discussion on this topic someone invariably mentions Freaks and Geeks, but yeah... Freaks and Geeks. Honestly the greatest TV comedy I've ever seen and one of my favourite pieces of fiction period, yet it only lasted one (albet long) season. I know the teenage actors were getting older, so it likely couldn't have had a very long run anyways, but I would've loved to have seen what they could have accomplished in a second season.

EDIT: I realized that it's not, strictly speaking, a serial, but there a number of season-long story arcs, and you still need to watch most of the episodes in order, so it's kind of in the the halfway space between being episodic and serialized. Does that still count?

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby PrestoBix » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:49 pm

Firefly was great, luckily it got some redemption in the movie. Pushing Daisies is another I loved but was cut down after two seasons. The recent show Quarry was the best new series I'd seen in a while and it got cancelled after just one season - though I think it stands perfectly well as a limited series.

I was also a big fan of Bored to Death and it shouldn't have gotten cancelled after just 3 seasons.

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Re: Good TV serials which got pulled too early

Postby undinum » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:03 am

I highly recommend Profit, which at the time (1996) was probably the darkest thing to ever air in prime time outside of Twin Peaks. Black comedy about a psychopathic executive who cheats, steals, and kills when he's not fucking his stepmother or delivering soliloquies to the audience, naked, from the cardboard box in which his abusive father raised him.

Pilot and some others are on YT.


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