Firefly was a horrible tv show on pretty much ever level, they should have killed it after seeing what was made to fill two hours only had about 30 minutes of show in it.
Buffy should have ended at Season 5. It was a good death, and should have ended there. The next two seasons killed my fond memories.
virtue untested is innocence.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember it is still an evil.
Ended too soon:
Overstayed their welcome:
House M.D. (season 5 finale should have been the series finale)
Supernatural (same as House M.D.)
The Big Bang Theory (after season 3 when they turned it into a formulaic soap opera)
Buffy (seasons 6 and 7... urgh... I'd rather Angel had got them)
Terra Nova (even season 1 was too much)
Heroes (fantastic first season and all downhill from there)
Fringe (season 5 was the coup de grace for me after the chaos of season 4. Pity.)
NCIS (brilliant in the first 6 seasons and the beginning of season 7)
Bones (lost me in the end of season 6 and I now realise I should have dropped it after season 3)
Misfits (because you-know-who left after season 2 - but do watch the first two seasons)
Ultimate Force (after season 2 when Chris Ryan left it together with part of the cast)
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I don't know what to consider canon anymore :(
The whole opening to the pilot episode, with the battle going on, looks like something complete amateurs shot in the same time it runs for. It's so bad looking it should have just been dropped from the episode. I would chalk up a lot of what I said looked bad to it being a tv show with a tv show budget, but there where better looking sci-fi shows on smaller networks before, and at the same time Firefly was on tv. Later I found out that Firefly had an ok sized budget, and that the pilot that looks like it was made for nothing cost something like $10 million...that opening battle could have looked like the future war shit in The Terminator (a movie that cost less than $10 million to make) if they had that kind of money.
Too long :
Lot of comedy shows. After a while, generally after 3 or 4 seasons, characters in this kind of entertainment start to become more and more just the caricature of themselves. And what started as an element of the character's personalty inevitably becomes his/her main trait. Classic example is that 70's show and the character of Fez who started as the funny foreigner, kinda "unique" but in a good way but who by the end of the show was a complete weirdo, a stalker and with a lot of fetishes.
Or again Rajesh in the big bang theory.
Babylon 5. Pure rubbish after the first season. NCIS, i don't even watch it anymore.
Too short :
Rome. At least 2 more seasons were needed to tell that story. At the very least.
I have so many many shows that ended too soon IMO:
The Secret Circle-was just getting very good and they pull the plug
Carnivale-had a lot of potential and I think getting the show the full 5 seasons they had planned for it would of been awesome
The Dresden Files-ended way way too soon and was replaced by crap
Sanctuary-it got 4 seasons but I felt they could of done at least one more
Heroes-I know I'll be in the minority for this and I will admit the 2nd season was horrid, but I enjoyed the final two seasons and would of been really interested to see how the world reacted to the revelation of powers
Batman Brave and the Bold-It got something like 60-65 episodes but I felt there was so much more they could do
Justice League/JLU-got a lot of episodes but I still think there were more stories to tell
Tower Prep-a very interesting tv show that just wasn't given the chance to shine IMO
Sym Bionic Titan-again a very interesting tv show that just wasn't given enough of a chance
American Gothic-awesome show and it sucks it only got one season
Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes-had way more stories to tell and even though it is technically being "continued" I don't think it's going to be the same show
Legion of Super Heroes cartoon-another fun DC tv series that had a lot more stories to tell IMO.
Wolverine and the X-Men-should of never been cancelled when it was.
Reaper-awesome tv show that should of been given way more then 2 seasons
American Dreams-loved this tv show and have always wished it got more then 3 seasons.
The 4400-great show and the 5th season would of been really interesting
Freakylinks-just a great show I really enjoyed
Lie to Me-really enjoyed this show as well
Doctor Who-I'm well aware it is still on the air, but I just felt David Tennant as the Doctor ended too soon
Shows that stayed too long:
Simpsons is a definite candidate. I'd also put shows like One Tree Hill, Dawsons Creek, and Gossip Girl as for having stayed too long.
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A woman can move a lot faster with her skirt up than a man can with his pants down.
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton
Its cancellation still baffles me, especially since they continued with other Marvel animated shows, so it probably wasn't a financial problem.
As for Lie to Me, sorry to disagree, but I thought it became standard drama after the great first season and lost what made it original, so I'd put it in the "Overstayed its welcome" category.
P.S. Carnivale was planned for 6 seasons (3 "books" of 2 seasons each - we only got the first one).
Last edited by passer-by; 11-07-2012 at 07:06 AM.
I don't know what to consider canon anymore :(
But then, if they hadn't, we might not have gotten a Whedon avengers... so... what can you do? Just be glad for what you got, I guess.