Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by judiz, Mar 30, 2013.
Freaks and Geeks
Pushing Daisies. Lee Page and Kristin Chenoweth were amazing.
i wish pushing daisies had stayed around if only for the occasional cheno song
I forgot to list Pushing Daisies! I loved that one too.
Oh, I forgot about Pushing Daisies, probably because they did have a chance to at least wrap things up. Better off Ted was awesome too. I watched the whole thing on Netflix all at once.
Kings---it was on NBC a few years ago, and was a modern telling of the Biblical story of Saul and David. I loved the show, and it's one of the few shows I have on DVD.
I always preferred Scott but I think that mainly had to do with the actor that played him. Anyone else probably would've taken the character in a more distasteful direction, but I think Kevin O'Rourke did an admirable job in making Scott a rakish scoundrel that actually had a heart.
Personally, I hoped at the end that both Victor and Scott would've turned to Betty and told her that due to her wishy-washy nature, they were both dumping her and she could curl up next to her typewriter every night. They were going to go fight after Maple instead.
I liked Betty, I guess because I liked the whole "naive young intern ends up den mother to a pack of lunatics" thing. (And could identify with it a little. ) But Scott and Maple would have made a good couple. Or Scott and Hilary. I actually liked the Jeff-Hilary-Scott triangle more than I ever liked the Victor-Betty-Scott one, and I like to think they would have moved in that direction if they'd had another season.
By the way, John Bedford Lloyd and Kevin O'Rourke ended up on the same episode of Blue Bloods a while back. I squeaked when I realized they were both there. O'Rourke's been on there a few times . . . as a priest! Pretty un-Scott-like. The only way Scott ever would have been dressed as a priest would be for a scam. I do agree he's a really good and personable actor.
An APTN soap opera set in a First Nations casino called "Cashing In." When I watched the last episode on DVD, I felt as if I had eaten the last potato chip out of the bag.
Sportsnight--love me some Sorkin!
Joan of Arcadia--Too many notes from suits screwed this show up
Terriers--one season on FX and they dumped it. I loved the show and the charactors
Cafe Americain'--Old Valerie Bertinelli show that was essentially Cheers set in Paris. Great concept, nobody but me saw it
Just shoot me.
Another vote for Firefly
Also, a show back to the mid to late 80s, Crossbow, a show about the adventures of William Tell starring Will Lyman and Jeremy Clyde. At least I've been able to find some episodes posted on Youtube
Agree re Freaks and Geeks and My So Called Life, however ...
Agree - another show I LOVED that only lasted a season was Swingtown - but Trina found out she was pregnant in the last ep, and part of me is glad not to have seen where that went.
I remember that show! Really great cast.
Another night time show that had great possibilities and didn't make even to a full season was Central Park West - another great cast.
The one that always comes to mind when this question comes up is the very short lived American Embassy. They didn't even show all the eps that were filmed - barely had a chance, and yet it was full of possibility.
YES! Loved that show!
Roswell - they should ave had one more season to wrap up the show
The Unusuals -- <= because, Jeremy Renner (plus it was a great quirky show)
And honestly, Zero Hour deserved more than 3 episodes. It was a train wreck of a show, but entertaining in a cracked out sort of way
I can't believe anyone else even remembers this show!!! I LOVED it when I was young, and was in a million depressions when it was cancelled. Adrian Pasdar is the ultimate sexy bad guy!
Also agree with everyone who said Pan Am.
Honestly, this is why I will very very rarely watch a new show. If I love it, it'll get cancelled.
I remember Profit too - quite unique I thought.
Another different one was Grapevine back in 1992 - only lasted a few eps, featured people talking to the camera long before Modern Family. Amusing for Survivor fans as well - Penner was in it.
Blade: The Series
Dark Shadows(1991) w/ Ben Cross as Barnabas Jones
Also, I wanted to add Kindred: The Embraced series(1987). I remember the lead actor Mark Frankel died in a motorcycle accident shortly after the show ended. He was an absolutely beautiful man.
Titans. It was trashy and compared to Dallas, Dynaasty etc probably really crappy but it was getting good and then it just went bye bye
Loved that show - Was before its time with the Vampire theme
I also loved Kindred. At least it had a somewhat satisfying ending.
Was also sad about the cancellation of the Dark Shadows revival with Ben Cross. It had the bad luck of premiering around the time of the Gulf War and the show kept getting pre-empted by war coverage, so any momentum they had was lost. Michael T. Weiss and Adrian Paul And as much as I loved me Ben Cross, I would have chosen both Jeremiah and Peter over Barnabas.
1. Life - Damian Lewis. I just finished watching this and it was sooo good! I loved the characters and the ongoing storyline with Charlie's wall.
2. Kitchen Confidential - Bradley Cooper before he was super famous. A hilarious series.
3. Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 - Really wacky stuff you don't see in other comedies. Darn ABC for airing all the episodes out of order. It was a mess.
I remember that one. IIRC it was also the same season when First Monday, about the supreme court, was cancelled before it was given a chance. Two shows that were too smart for a generation of TV just beginning its "reality" phase.
Another one I just remembered was from a couple of years later, Commander in Chief -- Geena Davis as a VP who gets suddenly bumped up when POTUS dies. That one was just finding its tone when they pulled the plug.
So many awesome shows. In addition to my first post of Firefly, I could just say "nearly every unusual sci-fi, fantasy, unusual show on Fox from about 1999 until now! Plus Life, Terriers, and "The Middleman"! WWWWD?
I've been re-watching this on DVD. It should be required watching bedore a marriage license is issued.
Oh yes, The Middleman! Such a great show!
Pan Am and Pushing Daisies deserved a longer TV life!
I will also miss Don't Trust The B....
Prey (1998) only 13 episodes. They never gave it a real chance. Dealt with genetics, DNA and a new breed of humans. (early Debra Messing & One Life to Live’s “Todd” Roger Howarth as one of the new breed)
Millennium (1996-1999) Another Chris Carter show. Did a crossover with the X-Files to try to tie up the loose ends when it was canceled. But thought they could have kept this one going. (Loved Lance Henriksen & Terry O'Quinn in this one).
Also agree with others on Invasion, the new “V”, and Flash Forward
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