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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Kwix » 02 Jun 2017, 20:22

Having just now seen this thread:
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Sandy » 03 Jun 2017, 08:35

Maybe next time don't make a show about telepathic lesbians in the present day cost $9 million per episode.
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by dead_elvis » 03 Jun 2017, 13:25

Better Off Ted- literally no one I know saw this show, so I guess it's not a surprise it got cancelled. But I thought it was surprisingly funny for a mainstream network sitcom.

Fifthed on Rome.

Seconded on Luck - great characters that I'm disappointed I won't get to see what else they get up to. Supposedly they did shoot a couple of episodes of the second season before it got cancelled, but it seems we'll never see them.

I also would like to have seen more Bletchley Circle (maybe more of a mini-series, like Black Mirror only a few episodes per). I'm sure it would be hard to keep coming up with excuses for the gang to get back together for another mystery but who cares if it's believable, smart women who are good at crypto are hot!

Saxondale. Great Steve Coogan show, and I liked this character better than Alan Partridge (though I also enjoyed that). Only got 2 'series'.
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Sandy » 03 Jun 2017, 17:41

dead_elvis wrote:Better Off Ted- literally no one I know saw this show, so I guess it's not a surprise it got cancelled. But I thought it was surprisingly funny for a mainstream network sitcom.
Loved it. But I only saw it on Netflix.
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Ellie » 03 Jun 2017, 17:56

Sandy wrote:Maybe next time don't make a show about telepathic lesbians in the present day cost $9 million per episode.
But they were SEXY telepathic lesbians!
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Warren » 03 Jun 2017, 19:12

Ellie wrote:
Sandy wrote:Maybe next time don't make a show about telepathic lesbians in the present day cost $9 million per episode.
But they were SEXY telepathic lesbians!
Every twenty something cast looks the same to me. And I find their sexy to be inversely proportional to the disparity between their age to my own.
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Sandy » 03 Jun 2017, 21:48

Sexy is Ivanova and the psi corps chick. JMS will never top that.
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by lunchstealer » 04 Jun 2017, 05:31

Sandy wrote:Sexy is Ivanova and the psi corps chick. JMS will never top that.
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by dead_elvis » 04 Jun 2017, 14:35

Ellie wrote:you still have to come up with dolla dolla bills
Seeing this on another thread totally reminded me! the hustling-small-business-startup-glorification show How to Make it in America (HBO) was cut off too soon. Some really fun characters, though like some straight-man-surrounded-by-colorful-characters shows, it's a drag when the main character is the least entertaining/interesting (I did think Better Off Ted also suffered from this).
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Hugh Akston » 04 Jun 2017, 14:55

I call that Boring Main Guy Syndrome. It's a common malady on TV. Some shows have the writing/performance/production alchemy to overcome it (eg Burn Notice), others do not (Sons of Anarchy).
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Re: Premature cancellation

Post by Eric the .5b » 04 Jun 2017, 15:31

Blake's 7, even if it had a great ending with a slow-building sense of inevitability to it. That was a rare show where the writing actually improved in later seasons (like ST:TNG), and season 5, if they'd swung it, would probably have been pretty good.
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