Wrongfully Ended TV Series

#24
My primary one is definitely Firefly too, but I'm also going to say Arrested Development.

Also, I kind of hate Michael Cera now. He's so douchey in every role he's in now! I saw Crystal Fairy and I was just so happy everyone kept calling him an asshole. Oh, Bleecker, where have you gone?
I had the same problem with Cera in the Netflix revival of Arrested Development and it brings to mind another issue about wrongfully ended TV series, which is whether you would want them to come back after years off the air? My instinct is almost always no as it's near-impossible to re-capture a moment of television with the same feeling and everyone involved can't seem to achieve the same level of quality and authenticity with a long gap in between series. There are exceptions if done cleverly, like Curb Your Enthusiasm bringing back Seinfeld (which ran its course but still needed a redemption finale!) within the fictional world of the show, but invariably there's something about going back to a show from such a distance that makes it feel like some weird fan fiction version of itself. The new Arrested Development was as much a tribute to the show as it was a continuation, and that took a lot away from it. Had the cast and crew put their creative ideas about how to do sitcoms on Netflix into an original format, it would have been way more effective.

Thoughts?
 
#25
I like the idea of Arrested Development being a tribute because it offends me less haha. I think they tried shaking things up with the Netflix release + crazy narrative + ultra meta Netflix jokes, but I don't think it totaled to a win in the end. What do you mean when you say making it into an original format though?

Also, any Sherlock fans? The whole "fanfic" idea reminds me of what just happened with the third season. After WAY too much hype and WAY too much influence from Tumblr, the first episode was a hot damn mess of conspiracy theories and teenage girls giggling at two men kissing. Sherlock wasn't even off for that long, but that might've been long enough to mess up what it had going.

Re: the rest of that season, I thought it was fine but it was nowhere near as good as before, particularly with the end.
 
#26
I like the idea of Arrested Development being a tribute because it offends me less haha. I think they tried shaking things up with the Netflix release + crazy narrative + ultra meta Netflix jokes, but I don't think it totaled to a win in the end. What do you mean when you say making it into an original format though?
Sorry, I meant that the cast and writers are all so uniformly good that I would them rather have 'reunited' with an entirely new show than re-tread old Arrested Development ground for the sake of fans. They could still have done the 'crazy narrative' and discussed the Netflix release method, but with a sense of going forward with something original, rather than a last-ditch effort that actually alienated fans and new audiences alike. I think they're a talented enough bunch to pull it off. And on the subject of Sherlock I totally agree that influence of 'fanfic' is holding the show back, which is a problem that Elementary doesn't have.
 

Cadus

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#27
I just stay off of Tumblr. Simple as that.
I still think Sherlock is one of the best shows available right now, regardless of a slightly weaker third season. I'll stick with my opinion that Sherlock would be the coolest friend to have. They better not end the show because of some dumb and crazy fanfics or I'm gonna be mad.
 
#28
Last year they canceled Deception. My wife and I enjoyed it and were looking forward to the new season after they dropped a bomb on the season finale but the new season never came. Its extremely frustrating. My wife is afraid the same thing is going to happen with CW's Reign.
 
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