I Blame Mr. Neilsen
So the story of my life, or rather my tv life, is my favorite shows being cancelled long before they got to really finish out their storylines. My first experience with this was My So-Called Life, which by the way still stings to think about, and that was only the beginning.
As a naive and innocense high school student I remember watching the last episode of My So-Called Life and being left excited for the new season. I think that was my first real series I ever fell in love with and the first couple I ever really shipped. You should know also that I was Angela and Brian all the way but then I usually pick the unrequited geek love.
My point is, after this dramatic cliff hanger there was never any resolution. It was like 250 years ago and we just have to assume that Angela went off with Jordan and Brian was left standing on the side of the road for all eternity. As a teenager I didn’t understand how it could have gotten cancelled because not enough people watched it because everyone I knew watched it.
Shows that I loved that got cancelled since were (in no particular order):
Dead Like Me – A show I found a while after it had been aired and cancelled but it was such a great show, really clever and great characters.
Veronica Mars – I only watched this recently and now can be added to the fans who are heartbroken that it was cancelled. I have yet to finish out the full series but I have a feeling the ending will only break my heart that much more. It had great writing, great characters and a ship that you just simply can’t get enough of.
Undeclared – I never watched all of this show when it aired and I don’t remember why. I do remember I loved it and intend to finish off watching it. I still think a proper college dark comedy show like this needs to be made.
Swingtown – I don’t know a single other person other than myself and Manly Man who watched this show. It’s hard to explain what was great about this show but
Dirt/The Riches – Both from FX and cancelled about the same time. Both dark and quirky. Both awesome and left with no resolution.
October Road – Silly little teenage drama-type show that had real promise I think and we will never know who the father was.
I want to add in Felicity but truth be told the show fell apart in the second season and only got worse. Hell, I never even watched the last 1/2 of season 3 out of sheer frustration with what the storyline was doing to Noel Crane.