Scott has this week's Stuff We Like - shows he loved that everyone else ignored.
Have you ever just absolutely loved a television show that no one else seemed to get? And it's not like you didn't know it at the time - from the get-go, you watched it with a sense of burgeoning sense of dread, knowing that this amazing piece of fiction that you had wholeheartedly bought into was most likely going to be CANCELLED SOON.
Happens to me all the time. And in that spirit, I thought I'd share three of my favorite shows that got the axe too soon.
This was an amazing, quirky little show about a girl who starts hearing objects around her speak - but only if they resemble animals. It channeled Gen X ennui with a Joan of Arc premise, and is one of my favorite shows of all time. It's funny, weird, and bubbly, and though it only ran for 13 episodes, it managed to have a satisfying series ending. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you give it a try.
#2: Dead Like Me
This show mined some of the same twenty-something angst as Wonderfalls, but with a different premise - a young girl who goes for her first job interview, gets hired at a temp agency, and then gets killed by a falling space-station toilet. She gets recruited to be a grim reaper, and things move on from there. It's the reaper's job to help the souls of the recently deceased move on, but they are given only the last name, location, and time of the impending death. Half the fun is in trying to figure out how each death will occur. But I also LOVED George, the main character, watching her as she tries to put together a decent afterlife. This one ran two seasons, plus a made-for-TV movie.
#3: Eli Stone
The last one I'll share is Eli Stone, about a lawyer who gets a tumor in his brain and suddenly starts seeing George Michael singing and dancing in his office. It sounds strange, and it is - but it works, as Eli sets off on a new path, deciding to use the time he has left to help people. It's also quirky as hell. Also a two season series.
So give them a try. I guarantee you'll like them. At least, if you're as weird and twisted as I am. :)