Lot 48: shows that shouldn't have been canceled

July 23, 2014

shows that shouldn't have been canceled

disclaimer:  i just really, really love tv.

so, the inspiration for this post came when i finished lipstick jungle a few days ago.  it was suggested in netflix and i thought okay whatever. but after the first episode i just got really addicted and it was my crack and i blew through it at rapid speed because there were only 20 episodes and i was sick last week and now it's over and i want to cry.  whatyagonnado. it was just really good and really addicting, probably because it was produced by the same guy who produces scandal. the music in the show was horrendous.  sooooo cheezy.  that was its only flaw.  once it was over, i went into a rage and started throwing things yelling "why did this show get canceled?!?!" no. i didn't do that. i really didn't mom, i swear!! but i was heartbroken upset when it ended.

so then it got me thinking.  what other shows did i love wholeheartedly that ended before i was ready? and this blog post was born.  cue that lion king song when simba is hold over the dad lion's (really lauren? you don't remember his name?) head.

many years ago, i was babysitting my nephew waaaay back when he was just a wee baby (he is 4 now) at my parent's house.  i was home for the summer from college and was so stoked that there was a tv with cable.  my sister was watching it and then left me with eli so i could take a nap because i am suuuuch a good sister.  she left the tv on and this show started.  i have never seen the hills, but i was like, "wow this is so interesting and addicting." so in between covering eli's face with kisses (he was such a fat and squishy baby) and doing funny voices for his entertainment, i watched the show.  then last year, i saw it was on netflix instant and i was like "oh yeah!" so i went through it at rapid speed because there were only 2 seasons and again was hysterical cried when it ended.  the caddiness!! the drama! will whitney make it big? will her designs succeed? will she end up with her musician boyfriend? why does olivia get away with so much?! all the drama! ADDICTING.


okay, for real, i really, really loved this show.  i thought it was hilarious.  in  case you don't know the premise, it is about a grief counseling group.  matthew perry helped create the show and wrote a lot of the episodes.  it was really, really funny.  the characters were dynamic and well developed and well thought out.  it only ran for one season, and it did get a little less funny towards the end, but it was a really good show.  



another show matthew perry created and wrote.  this one was funnier than go on.  and it only ran for 6 episodes!  it was about a man who ran an arena, like a madison square garden type arena.  it was oh so very funny, and the characters were again dynamic and well developed.  there was one character who was always really cheerful and peppy and was my favorite and GUESS WHAT he was also on lipstick jungle! woah.  that's crazy.  allison janney was in it too and was just HI-LARIOUS and why do good things have to end??

also, shows that just need to make more episodes because i am tired of watching the same ones over and over again:
  • parks and rec
  • friends
  • the office
  • 30 rock



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25 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any of those shows you listed, but I agree about the Park & Recs needing more episodes. I LOVE that show!!

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    1. do you think parks and rec is still as funny as it used to be since chris and ann left?

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  2. I think I've noticed a theme here, any show with Matthew Perry (other than Friends of course) gets cancelled.

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  3. I totally understand the obsession with tv. watching my shows goes on my to do list to be sure I keep up. and I like to think of myself as a mix of Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope

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  4. I've never watched any of those shows, lol! I do wish they hadn't stopped making Bunheads though! :)

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    1. yeah, i heard of that. isn't that about ballet dancers? if you were to pick one to watch on my list, it would definitely be lipstick jungle.

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    1. right? it was such a good show. i wish it had gone for longer. who was your favorite character? mine was the blonde girl.

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  6. I'll have to find Lipstick Jungle on the 'flix and give it a try. PARKS AND REC IS SO FUNNY!!! Is there a new season coming out??

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    1. you HAVE to watch lipstick jungle. it was so good. but it doesn't take a lot to please me. yes, there is a new season of parks and rec but i don't think it is as funny since chris and ann left.

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  7. I LOVED Go On - I was so sad when it didn't get renewed! I thought the characters were just as quirky and fun as the characters on other shows like Parks and Rec or 30 Rock (which I also love). I feel for Matthew Perry, he just can't seem to catch a break since his Friends days!

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    1. You loved it too?? That is so good to hear I'm not the only one!! I have loved the shows Matthew Perry has created, i don't know why all his shows have gotten canceled. question for you, i worked for two production companies in LA a while back, do you think people would be interested in hearing stories (CRAZY stories!) from my time there and learning about the anatomy of a tv show, like how a show gets on the air in the first place? do you think that would be interesting? and how a movie get from paper to screen? stuff like that?

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  8. Mufassa :)

    Ive never watched any of those but may have to netflix them.

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    1. definitely netflix lipstick jungle. it's so addicting.

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  9. My husband and I LOVED Go On! I cannot believe it was cancelled... I also liked The Goodwin Games, but I'm not even sure it lasted a whole season. I was scared to death Nashville would join their ranks, but thankfully it'll be back for at least its 3rd season!

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    1. I was nervous about nashville being canceled too!!! i would have died that show CANNOT get canceled.

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  10. i LOVE Lipstick Jungle soooooooooooo much!!!!! i've watched it 3 times through. SO GOOD!
    i also really miss The City :(

    the show i really cried at when it ended though was Felicity. oh god i loved that show so much.

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    1. is miss the city too. i'm happy to meet another lipstick jungle lover!

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  11. Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa! :-)

    There are so many shows that were cancelled before their time. My personal devastations are Firefly, Veronica Mars, and Pushing Daisies.

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    1. pushing daisies!! how did i forget that one!! yes! that should NOT have been canceled. it was during the writers strike, though...

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  12. oh i LOVED lipstick jungle! it's right up there with SATC for me, and I wish it continued. thanks for reminding me about it, i'm totally going to rewatch it :)

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    1. you're welcome!! i am so glad i am not the only one who loved that show!

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