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What is the best TV series (any genre) that you have watched, only to have it cancelled before its time?

Edited by The Doctor Is In 55 months ago
Asked by The Doctor Is In on Feb 28, 2013

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Dr. B   L1: Member   15 answers   +25 votes
This answer has +2 votes  by William J. Felchner, The Doctor Is In

I was sad to see "The Good Guys" go after only one season.  It was pretty darned funny. It was like a mash-up of a modern day Rockford Files with some 70's era aspects still in tact and the perfect rock music and lyrics to frame the whole thing.  As a prior fan of Rockford files, I laughed myself off the couch a few times.  

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Sam Montana   L6: Pro (Ambassador: L2)   1,851 answers   +1,347 votes
This answer has +2 votes  by William J. Felchner, The Doctor Is In

Twin Peaks was an odd television series that wasn’t bad at all, but only lasted 30 episodes, which is more than I remember. 

Posted on Mar 1, 2013
Athena Goodlight   L6: Pro (Ambassador: L1)   209 answers   +65 votes
This answer has +2 votes  by The Doctor Is In, William J. Felchner

It's Deadwood for me. Fans of this HBO TV series would agree that it was prematurely stopped after the third season. The show was aired from 2004-2006. 

Set in the late 1800s in Dakota, Deadwood is inspired by true to life events and characters of the said period during the time when Deadwood, South Dakota was still in its beginnings. It was a place where migrants from different parts of America had to deal with survival power struggle in the midst of corruption and chaos. It's a western film with highly intelligent scriptwriting and amazing film directing. The portrayal of the characters did justice to the story line. 

Deadwood won 16 awards and 48 nominations in addition to a Golden Globe best actor award for Ian McShane for his portrayal of Al Swearengen. Even with all the hype, awards, and the protests of fans, nothing was able to convince HBO from reviving the cancelled show.  

It is still available on Amazon per season or as a set of the complete 3 seasons of Deadwood.

Posted on Mar 2, 2013
William J. Felchner   L5: Authority (Ambassador: L1)   851 answers   +337 votes
This answer has +1 votes  by The Doctor Is In

A TV series called Outlaws (1986-87) had caught my attention during the Reagan era. It was a combination western/sci-fi series starring Rod Taylor, William Lucking, Richard Roundtree, Charles Napier, Patrick Houser and Christine Belford. 

The premise: a band of 19th century Old West outlaws – along with the lawman pursuing them – are hurled through a time warp and find themselves in 1986 Los Angeles. Here they eventually form a private detective agency, becoming crime-fighting crusaders.

Outlaws began as a made-for-TV movie (12/28/86) and was picked up as a regular series, where it enjoyed an 11-episode run before vanishing altogether.

Outlaws wasn't a great series, but it did have its moments. The show had a previous time travel connection of sorts. Rod Taylor, who played Sheriff Jonathan Grail, had starred in The Time Machine (1960). Taylor is a class act. I sent him some photos to autograph and he signed every one. 

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Posted on Feb 28, 2013
Kaleidoscope Acres   L6: Pro (Ambassador: L1)   1,709 answers   +833 votes
This answer has +1 votes  by The Doctor Is In

I very much liked the mini-series "Day Break".  This was a great series.  I got interested in it because it was a series that you were told would have an end, however after maybe 5 or 6 episodes aired it stopped airing, so we had to buy a DVD set to see it all.  I think there was a problem with licensing of the sound track or something and that was why it went off the air.

You can Day Break - The Complete Series from Amazon.

This series was similar (I guess) to The Butterfly Effect in that it sort of entered the idea of parallel universes as the main character keeps waking up on the same day over and over while trying to find out who framed him for the murder of his wife.

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Reuben Chew   L3: Expert (Ambassador: L2)   39 answers   +26 votes
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I think I really like The Dark Knight, if only for Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker.

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