All good things must come to an end, and that goes for television shows too. Almost everyone has been affected by television show heartbreak; you get deep into a show, form a connection with the characters, only for it to be cancelled in front of your eyes. We’ve all been there.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened… Let’s go back in time and take a look at some of the best shows that we need back on our screens ASAP.
Freaks and Geeks
Starting off with an obvious choice, Freaks and Geeks was a '90s comedy-drama that centred on the woes of being a teenager in high school. It really hits the nail on the head when portraying adolescence, and somehow manages to still be relatable to teens today. Written by Paul Feig, the show followed the lives of siblings Lindsay and Sam Weir; Lindsay hangs out with the ‘freaks’, whilst her younger brother, Sam, hangs out with the ‘geeks’. Unfortunately, its originality, great casting, and humour were not enough to save it from poor scheduling and viewing figures – as Freaks and Geeks was axed before season 2.
An American drama starring Dustin Hoffman as Chester “Ace” Bernstein, an ex-con who is seeking revenge. The show is mainly set on the horseracing track, so you can expect to see plenty of jockeys, gamblers, but criminals as well. All the horse racing jargon and exhilarating race scenes are enough to make you crave going to the races yourself; though, you can instead play lottery games in an online format from the comfort of your own home, whilst watching Luck. Regrettably, your marathon won’t last for long, as the show was cancelled before it even had a chance to prove itself – not so lucky after all.
Lie to Me
Protagonist Dr Cal Lightman, played by Tim Roth, is the world’s leading deception expert, and exposes the truth behind people’s lies. This intriguing crime drama makes you feel like a mastermind in body language after a mere few episodes; it’s original, interesting, and thought provoking. A show like this has the ability to last much longer than 3 seasons, so a revival could be totally possible!
A comedy-drama with a fantasy twist, Pushing Daisies is unlike any show you’ve seen before. The plot revolves around the life of Ned, a pie-maker, who has the ability to bring things back to life by touching them. The catch is, if he were to touch them again, they would die, and stay dead. An undeniably charming show, made for hopeless romantics, yet cancelled way before it’s time – they don’t make them like this any more!
The recent revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as countless other shows in the past, has reminded us that nothing is ever permanent… Cross your fingers, and perhaps some day we’ll see these magnificent shows back on our screens.