You know what shows didn’t get a chance at all? Bent and Best Friends Forever. Those comedies were cute, enjoyable, and pretty consistently funny. They weren’t loud, sitcom-y, or attention grabbing though. In fact, they were too conventional to stand out. Still, they were good and deserved more than, like, six episodes to grab an audience, and NBC didn’t advertise them much at all. They should have had better.
As for Awake, we are both a little sad, but Ern kind of thinks that deserved to be canceled. It looked so good, but then it turned out to just be a straight procedural rather than a mythology-ridden, character-driven serial of sci-fi awesomeness. This is the same problem Alcatraz had. Don’t advertise a straight cop show to nerds! We want a LOST replacement, obviously. Jason Isaacs needs another show though, because he was great, and at least one of us would totally bang him.
We both miss Prime Suspect, but we agree that the network gave it a shot. It played repeats whenever it could, advertised well, hired a star, and really tried to make the show work. People just weren’t buying, even though it was pretty good, especially after the lackluster pilot. That’s what killed it. That and the fedora. Leeard watched the Desperate Housewives finale, to which Ern asks, “Why?” Leeard hasn’t watched that show in three years and was content to jump in to see how it all ended. We expected The River to be cancelled, but we mildly enjoyed it, so it’s a shame.
The show we are both devastated about is Secret Circle. What the hell? We guess people just don’t like TV witches. It’s all about rich kids and vampirrrrs these days. If only stupid Twilight had a witch, maybe the kids would be into this fast-paced, well-written, entertaining, fun guilty pleasure of a show. It had cute guys too! What’s the matter with you, world? The season ended pretty satisfactorily, but there were a few unanswered questions. We are wondering if the books are any good and if we should fill the void with those…You know how we love our young adult fiction, but we didn’t dig The Vampire Diaries book versions.
We don’t give a flying flock about I Hate My Teenage Daughter (which Leeard watched), House, Missing, Harry’s Law, Ringer, One Tree Hill, Rob, or Unforgettable getting axed. Leeard is happy that Hart of Dixie was renewed, which just drives Ern up the wall. If Leeard is watching THAT piece of treacle, she has time to watch Breaking Bad, dammit. Leeard's note: those are not at all the same thing. Hart of Dixie has way fewer episodes. At least we have all summer to catch up on everything we’ve always wanted to watch. We are graduate school graduates now, and we have a little more time for TV.