This is an exciting week for me because this week’s theme is so much fun! I share shows, that managed to crawl under my skin with just one season, only to be ripped away from me. I’m talking about shows that weren’t that bad, but decent enough. Shows that should have been given a second season. Shows, that I still sometimes wonder about. And I still don’t get how they were cancelled because they weren’t that bad!
Here’s the thing. I’m not saying Matt Lanter is the best actor out there, but for some reason, I really like him. I discovered him in 90210, and when that ended, Lanter went on to Star-Crossed also on CW. It was pretty much a Rosewell meets Romeo and Juliet. An alien and a human should never fall in love, but they did! And hey, I’m not saying Star-Crossed was top notch TV, okay, I’m just saying it deserved much more than just 13 episodes. But I think maybe the timing of the show was wrong. Considering Shadowhunters is still on air, and is horrible, Star-Crossed could be a fan favourite at this very moment. They had action, they had romance, they had drama! Greg Finley looked hot! So all I’m saying is that Star-Crossed should have ran for longer than a season. Good thing Lanter bounced back though, and is now in Timeless.
A CW supernatural show (there are tons of shows that network launched without success) that didn’t live longer than a season because The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural were way better. CW was too crowded, even though The Secret Circle wasn’t half as bad as its one season run might indicate. This show focuses on witches, and particularly on Britt Robertson’s character Cassie. In the beginning of the show she moves in with her grandmother because her mother has just died. The mysteries start to pile up. Cassie runs in heels a lot. It actually starts to become funny, because by episode 5 you would think Cassie opts for trainers. Anyway, the show was good, it had lots of female characters and I only had fun with it.
Last but not least, the one that hurts the most. Accidentally On Purpose was a show about a woman in her 30’s, who accidentally got pregnant by a guy in his 20’s. Oh and here’s the awesome part, the woman is a film critic! I mean, I couldn’t write this better if I tried. The always charismatic Jenna Elfman plays the lead Billie, and Jon Foster, who reminds me of Bryan Greenberg, plays the guy Zack. Oh, and Zack’s friends! My god, Nicholas Wright and Pooch Hall provided so much comic relief all on their own. In other words, it’s funny, it’s weird, it’s sweet, it’s… well, it’s a one season wonder, that’s what it is!
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES2