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? :)