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Monday: Open Thread Time

Greetings, Persephoneers! I hope this week is off to a good start and that you showed Monday who’s boss. Let’s talk about something relaxing like TV, shall we?

Saturday night, Mr. Sally J and I started in on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip on Netflix Instant, and I have to say, it’s a great show. It’s got the great Aaron Sorkin writing, the ever-enjoyable (to me at least) Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, and DL Hughley, and Amanda Peet as cast headlners, and some funny premises. All it was missing, apparently, was ratings to keep it around another season. We’re on episode 13; nine more to go and we’ll be done.

What are some of your favorite series that were canceled before they were really able to fulfill their full potential?


7 replies on “Monday: Open Thread Time”

I loved Studio 60. It was definintely stronger in the beginning (and the fact that they had to incorporate Amanda Peet’s pregnancy messed with the plot), but all the characters were great, especially Harriet.

My number-one canceled-too-soon show is Pushing Daisies. Yeah, it got two seasons, but it deserved so much better. I loved everything about it- it was the perfect blend of morbid and sweet, the dialogue was clever, the costumes and sets were beautiful. I miss it.

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