once again, the fickle masses and almighty dollar have given the proverbial axe to another slew of shows. i don’t know how some of the surviving shows made it through to another season and i hate that others didn’t. here’s a quick rundown of some, imo, notables.
–pushing daisies: been over this already, but wanted to re-mention it. also wanted to note that they’ll be airing new eps in the next few weeks, so MAYBE we’ll get some closure on this short-lived series.
–the unit: sorry, mom and dad. fans can always watch allstate commercials and hope one of those wrecks getts REALLY out of hand. from what i’ve seen, the unit combines the shoot-first-ask-questions-later and body count of 24 with the marital dynamic of a “good” lifetime original movie. not really my bag.
–kath & kim: i didn’t even have to watch this show to know it was horrendous. they got this one right.
–knight rider and harper’s island: REALLY?! NO WAY! (i guess those weren’t really notable cancellations)
–my name is earl: i admit, this ole grey mare ain’t what she used to be. not as upset with its cancellation as i am with the decline of the show. glad pressly got an emmy out of it, though. she quickly (and somewhat sadly) became the only bright spot. (i did read that ‘earl’ is being shopped to other networks.)
–king of the hill: hats off to a good show with a good run. i didn’t keep up with it, but i did appreciate it. chagrined that my hank hill impression isn’t as valuable if no one knows who he is!
–the unusuals:last, but not least, is a show i really enjoyed and HOPED would have some staying power. i thought the cast acted well (jeremy renner, amber tamblyn, harold perrineau, adam goldberg, and kai lennox were ALL great), the quirks were outlandish but still believable enough to watch, the soundtrack was cool, and the stories were fine. so what happened, america?! “blech,” i say. not cool.
with these cancellations (and many more), come some new contestants to vie for america’s downtime. one promising new show that caught my eye is community, brought to us by nbc. the blurb in entertainment weekly reads, “joel mchale heads up the cast of a comedy about a community college full of misfit students and teachers. funny and clever, with chevy chase costarring.” now, mchale was pretty horrible on the improv flash in the pan, thank God, you’re here, so my hopes aren’t too high.
at least my survivor and ‘idol’ picks were victorious. so not all hope is lost, ha.
i’m so glad tv isn’t important. then i’d really have something to be upset about.