The world of Hollywood is fickle and can often cause a lot of problems for people that just want to be able to make good art. Hence, a lot of great shows that people enjoyed ended up getting cancelled for reasons that most people are just unable to understand. These TV shows need to come back so that they can finish their stories and give people the endings that they deserve, because after all once we are emotionally invested in a story we need to be able to resolve it. Here are some shows that really deserve to come back:
Freaks And Geeks
There have been a lot of shows about high schools and the like but few have gotten it quite as right as Freaks and Geeks. The show managed to paint an accurate picture of high school life without completely infantilizing its teenage characters. It also managed to remain quite realistic in its story lines, allowing teens everywhere to feel normal because the characters on the show would be going through a lot of things that they were. The show ended on a bit of a cliffhanger as well so we really need to know what happens next!
Before pretty much every genre had started to be redone in a gritty manner, we got Deadwood which showed us the darker side of the wild west. This cowboy show portrayed the dirt and squalor of living at that time instead of idealizing and romanticizing it as some kind of adventure. The show had incredible characters and a detailed plot. You really got into the motivations of some of the people in the show. It’s a pity that it got cancelled after three seasons, and just when it was getting really good too!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an iconic show that incorporates supernatural horror and adventure with a relatable high school setting, and it is so good that its sister show Angel often gets overlooked. Angel was a great show that had a darker, more mature setting than Buffy. It lasted five seasons but the sixth season was suddenly dropped even though the show ended on an enormous cliffhanger. We still don’t know what happened next, so the show needs to come back for at least a few episodes to resolve the plot line.
Here we have the absolute pinnacle of unfortunate cancellations. Firefly had it all. It had characters you fell in love with, the perfect blend of seriousness and fun, a world that you could get immersed in and a plot that you could nail bitingly invested in. If it had been allowed to continue, Firefly would have gone down as one of the great shows in history. What actually ended up happening was that the network aired episodes out of order preventing the show from gaining a fan base at first. The network cancelled the show but it gained a lot of popularity later on through DVD sales.