Learning my shows are cancelled makes me as sad as the time this pumpkin ice cream fell off this cone.
It really REALLY drives me nuts when shows are cancelled unexpectedly. Now I know they’re monitoring how shows are doing and if their ratings aren’t good enough, they get the ax. But when it’s a show I like, or one I tolerate but has a good plot, it drives me nuts.
What the hell was happening at Alcatraz? Well, we’ll never know. That secret room? The blood with special powers? What was up with her granddad? Was he a baddie? Why were they back from the past? What was their mission? Seriously?
And The Finder? Come on, it was so funny and cute. I loved Geoff Stults ever since Happy Town. Which also got the ax too soon.
And the Ringer? I actually liked Sarah Michelle Gellar’s role. (Closet, or not-so-closet Buffy fan.) How can we not know what happened? She finally told everyone the truth! What happens to her sister and her babies? Does Henry take Bridget back now that he knows the truth? Ahhh!!!
I’m not going to miss Missing (Ashley Judd just didn’t catch my interest). I will miss The River. Though to be honest, I didn’t think there was going to be a season 2. I thought it was supposed to just be one. I never really got hooked by Awake, but would like to know what the deal was. Same with The Firm – although I had heard their ratings sucked.
I really like when shows are told ahead of time that it’ll be their last season. That way that can plot out everything and tie up loose ends. Like my fave, Lost. Or In Plain Sight from USA. In Plain Sight just wrapped up its final season and tied nice little bows around Mary’s daddy issues, her sister’s problems, Marshall finding love, and the whole Mary-Marshall conundrum.
Fringe knows the next season will be its last, and it has A LOT of mystery to wrap up. And it better!
I feel like showrunners should have an option for if they know they’re not being renewed. Then they can wrap up as much as possible. I know that’s not often the case, as they find out after the season ended. But can’t they be nice enough to do an interview and explain what was going to happen?
Not sure if your faves are sticking around? Check this running list.