Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Maybe Ned's Atomic Dustbin was right

I should kill my television.

Before I launch into the following discourse, spare me the comments about watching tv, yadda yadda...everyone escapes with something, and I wish I had more time to watch tv. Don't judge.

Turns out, my indulgence as an audience viewer results in fatal consequences for the television shows I enjoy. This isn't new, but it hurts just the same. It all started with the cancellation of "My So Called Life." My love hate relationship with television began there.
I couldn't watch 30 Rock (which once healed I started watching and it is soo funny) the entire first season because I blamed it for no one watching Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which is what they should have been watching. Although, the only reason we were watching that was because they took away our West Wing.
As I have watched shows throughout the years, their sometimes slow, sometimes hasty demise, almost always comes with little or no notice. It's like Hollywood is saying, "Let's cancel this show. By the time Jaime hears about it, there will be nothing she can do. And we all know she will talk about writing a nasty letter, but will never do it. So, to heck (Hollywood would censor themselves knowing they were talking me) with it."
Or maybe it's like God is telling me I should turn off the tv and actually contribute something to the world.

So may story lines I will have to finish in my head. Amy, did you go to Congress forever, or did you continue to fight for the little guy?

Danny and Jordan, do you live happily ever after and Matt and Harriett, do you ever resolve your religious differences?

If Jack were writing this, he would include a line about someone from Arrested Development, but I don't know enough to even fake it. Something about Bob Loblaw (which admittedly, is funny).

And October Road? Gone. Nick, is Sam yours, or what? Hannah...what are you doing?
Along those lines, it took Jack forever to get me to watch Pushing Daisies. He got me hooked. Guess what just got canceled? I love Emerson Cod enough to name a child after him (if it weren't for some shady high school issues that might arise).

There are others, oh, like Alias, and that one about an FBI team that used to come on Sundays and I can't even remember the name but it was great. Anyone 1-hour espionage, gadget show, more about the people than the violence. Or family drama.


Brittany just started me on The Secret Life of An American Teenager. It's great. (btw-turns out Selena Gomez, is not the little sister...oops) We watched the entire first season so we would be ready for the Season 2 premiere. So help me Brittany, if they cancel this show...


My dream is for Aaron Sorkin to write a show chronicling the life and times of a group of people, basically, until he dies or I do. Let me know if you have any Hollywood connections.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh Studio 60! I hate not knowing how it all ends for all my favorites. It all started with My So Called Life For me as well!

I stopped watching Pushing Daisies for self preservation reasons. Fearing it would get canceled.

Mrs. MadGenius said...

I'm more upset that KNIGHT RIDER gets to stay on, but Pushing Daisies gets the boot. I'm hoping the PD comic book is just as good as the show.

Nicki said...

I totally feel your pain. Every show I like seems to get canceled too. I love Pusing Daisies and like you hope The Secret Life ... Teenage stays around for awhile.

Alyssa said...

Jared informed me about Pushing Daisies the other day, I almost cried. As I watch the last few episodes I recorded and haven't seen yet, I find myself asking who in their right mind DOESN'T like this show. I love the visuals, dialogue, I could go on...

Lauren in GA said...

Seriously, I loved, "My So Called Life" so, so, much I was in mourning when it was cancelled. I had the strangest emotion wash over me when I saw the cast picture on your blog. It was like looking at a yearbook for a second there with Angela and Jordon Catalono. How pitiful am I?

I love the new background! And your comment on my last post was so fantastic I howled with laughter. It is so true! I have already gotten ALL of those questions!

Lauren in GA said...

Mike loves Eli Stone and we just found out it is in its final episodes.

Brittany and John said...

Well at least when "Men in Trees" got cancelled we were still able to follow the love life of Jack and Marin!

Amy said...

i just wanted to say, congratulations on your longest post ever.

Beth Freestone said...

My So Called Life was awesome! I loved Judging AMy too! Remember Celesta's friend was on it sometimes? Too funny! Brady and I are really into Medium and I haven't heard about it lately. I hope it wasn't cancelled too. I think I might die without Project Runway.

Jenny said...

Aah, great post. So much joy, so much loss.

Richard said...

The few shows that I actaully like are still on the air. But there is one important thing to remember.... we still have LOST!!!!

NRV Cheese said...

Please do not jinx the following:

1. The Closer
2. The Office
3. House
4. Monk

I will consider it a great personal favor if you would kindly avoid these shows. Thank you.

Bob and Joan said...

This brought back memories of our first T. V. (black and white of course) and watching "Handy Hints" which was the only thing on. We cherred when it was cancelled!

Brittany and John said...

Ok, kind of funny that this post generated more comments than most...we have some pretty strong feelings! Glad you like Secret Life...should be an entertaining season :)