Friday, March 4, 2011

Gone but not Forgotten Blogfest!

Erinn, Pam, Quita, Alicia, and Holly are hosting a blogfest. Here's the challenge:

List your top 5 TV shows no longer making NEW episodes.

In no particular order
1. Veronica Mars

I know Kristin Bell's gone on to do bigger and better things (I liked When in Rome if only for the Napoleon/Pedro reunion...and, yes, Josh Duhamel), but what about Veronica and Logan? I Netflixed the first season just as the third was ending, then it was cancelled, and no amount of Mars Bars could bring it back. I couldn't bring myself to watch seasons 2 and 3 knowing it didn't wrap up. Why don't the networks give these shows some notice!?

2. Young Americans
This was a WB summer show back in the late nineties sponsored by Coca-Cola and maybe ran for ten episodes, but I LOVED it. It was my first glimpse of Kate Bosworth and Ian Somerhalder (hello, Damon), and the characters were just excellent. Scout, the richy-rich who falls for the small-town girl. Jake, a girl parading as a guy to get into the prestigious academy, and Somerhalder (I can't even remember his character's name) who likes Jake as a guy and finds out that he's a she in the last episode.

And then it got cancelled. *sigh*

3. My So-Called Life
Who didn't want more Jordan Catalano? This show started my forever crush on Jared Leto. No matter what hair style or color or role or band or dot-dot-dot, he remains Jordan Catalano in my eyes. My heart's all a'flutter just thinking about him. And, yes, the rest of the show was great as well. High school wasn't sugar-coated. It wasn't all wrapped up with a pretty, pink bow at the end of each episode. It was honest and ruthless and made us come back for more. But there must not have been enough of us, huh?

4. The Class
Andrea Anders just can't catch a break. She was the charming yet ridiculously clumsy Alex in Joey (which was cancelled), then she nabbed a part on The Class (which was cancelled), and I don't know if Better Off Ted made the cut. But The Class was a great show. One entire episode had the main character and his could-be love interest in an ice cream store. She (love interest) dares him (main character) to ask for ten taste-tests then leave the store without buying anything. Long story short (too late), a whole crowd of people come into this store while he's doing this (elderly folks, little kids, a man in a wheelchair), and it. was. Hilarious. But the show got cancelled.

5. Jack of All Trades
A Bruce Campbell show, yes. The King of B-movies had a great show that didn't last long enough. It was rude, crude, unrealistic, beyond-out-there, and it just plain worked. The show received zero notice before the plug was pulled, so it didn't even wrap up the season, let alone the show. The Daring Dragoon and his (maybe) lady love were so close, but...well, you know. Cancelled!

Now, I left Angel off here, because I loved the fifth season (thank you, Spike!). Whedon and crew knew they were getting the ax, and pulled out all the stops. Anyone else love the puppet episode? Yeah, me too. I never watched Firefly, but from what I've read, I'm sure I would've loved it, and it was Buffy's and Dawson's time to go (my opinion).

Check out the other blogfesters, and leave me your own comments. Does anyone else remember Young Americans? :)

-Marie

16 comments:

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

OMGosh! The Class! I really liked that one and was bummed when it was so quickly cancelled. My hubby and I have been agonizing over where we knew Jesse Tyler Ferguson from, before Modern Family (<-- GREAT show!), and it was from The Class!!

Great entry! I'm a new follower :))

Erinn said...

My so called Life-- swoon, SO SO SO good
Jack of All trades, I might have an unhealthy crush on Bruce Cambell.

Great picks. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Yes! for my so called life. On my list too.
I have got to check these out-- many are new to me. Thanks for the heads up!

Pam Harris said...

V Mars FTW! And I could swoon over Jordan Catalano every day. :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

I don't remember Young Americans. I'll have to go look it up. Better off Ted got the ax too, bummer. Very good show.
Great list.

Hannah Kincade said...

I totally forgot to put MY SO CALLED LIFE on my list!! Boo, me! I loved that show.

Also, I thought I was the only one who has ever heard of JACK OF ALL TRADES. You've become my new favorite person.

Alicia Gregoire said...

Jack of All Trades - I watched that because I remember how much I loved Bruce Campbell in Brisco County Jr!

Marquita Hockaday said...

I DO remember Young Americans--wasn't that a spin off from Dawson's Creek? I think I gave it shot but didn't watch it again after the first episode-guess I missed out. And V Mars 4 life!!!!

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! My So Called Life was FABULOUS! Loved that show.

Mo said...

I never really got in to these shows, but I obviously missed out! Thanks for the list, I will be queuing some of these :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Wow,

I only know one of these shows....

Kimberly said...

I think I watched one or two episodes of Veronica Mars and haven't seen any of the others. My so called life sounds very popular among the blogfest.

Cleveland Dietz II said...

I have not seen any of these shows, but I've been meaning to check out Veronica Mars for a long time.

Ruth E. Day said...

Yay! We both have The Class on our lists! I didn't think anyone else remembered that show!!

Ricki Schultz said...

I guess I really need to check in to this Veronica Mars thing! :)

Marie Rearden said...

What an awesome blogfest! So many great shows (I totally forgot about Salute Your Shorts!). Thanks for everyone who visited the Cheetah. I found so many great blogs and am definitely looking forward to the Catch Me If You Can Blogfest on Monday!

Marie