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What TV show do you think deserved a last season to wrap up the plot?

Or even a one-shot TV movie to tie up loose strings.

3 years ago by Zeus with 55 comments

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  • zerozechs
    +8

    Terranova. Great show, great premise, and pretty good acting. Canceled at the end of the first season, really needed more.

    • ckshenn
      +3

      Yeah I watched it too. It was a bit on the cheesy side but still really enjoyable.

    • snakepaws
      +3

      Yes! By the last episode, I really liked where the series was headed. So many questions left unanswered. I think it might have been marketed too hard as a "time traveling Jurassic Park series" (or maybe that was just me). Either way, absolutely needed more time to expand on what was going on.

      • zerozechs
        +3

        Since the show was running on multiverse theory and that they just got to an Earth at the same time that still had dinosaurs (meteor missed), I figured that the terra nova planet is like a "core" multiverse point that connects to a lot of different universes. Lots of room for strange things coming through portals, like the ship's prow out in the badlands.

        • snakepaws
          +2

          That was my general take. Something like an explanation for the Bermuda Triangle, etc - "this is where all those missing ships and planes over the years end up." Another weird thought I was spitballing back when it ended: what if they hadn't gone back in time, but to a very distant future in which civilization had disappeared, and large animals began to emerge again. Of course, the wood from the ship wouldn't make sense in that theory.

          I'm definitely with you on your thoughts though. I just really wish they'd been given a chance to really flesh it out.

    • Qukatt
      +1

      I saw the pilot but I didn't have Sky so at the time i was like "cool i'll wait til it's done and binge them all on boxset"

      sadness.

    • FallenWalnut
      +1

      Surprised Terranova has been mentioned twice now. It was absolutely terrible!

      The writing was cheesy and predictable with all the characters falling under the stereotypical one-dimensional roles. It was a family drama with no thought put into the story.

      Worse part is, is that it had potential. The premise was interesting and the production value was there. It just needed better writers and a darker, gritter feel.

  • racerxonclar
    +10

    Terranova's already been mentioned... Firefly's a frequently shouted one even if we did get Serenity...

    So I'm at a toss up between Eureka and Warehouse 13, but I think I'll have to go with Eureka. There were just so many things left hanging. It's clear the writers expected to last much longer.

    • Rhumanity
      +3

      my bad, you are awesome for shouting out Firefly, humanity still has hope while you are a leaf on the wind

      • racerxonclar
        +2

        My work's illegal, but at least it's honest ;)

        • Rhumanity
          +1

          :) shhhhh the Alliance may hear you

  • snakepaws
    +9

    While Jericho technically did get a "last season," it was incredibly rushed, and therefore incredibly unsatisfying, in my opinion.

    Almost Human got the Fox treatment - being aired out of order, etc. That really deserved another season.

    • Qukatt
      +2

      yuuus Almost Human was bloody well going somewhere and I neeeeeeeeed it.

      and Karl Urban.

    • RdVortex
      +1

      Jericho definitely should have got a proper last season. It was really starting to get interesting and then they killed off the whole program.

  • Jupiter7
    +9

    CarnivĂ le. I didn't even watch the last season because I knew it wasn't finished and just wanted to end it.

    • Qukatt
      +4

      they had more planned! it's just the network decided it was too expensive to film per episode.

      I'll never understand how Lost (which started in the same cycle) managed to have all the interest when Carnivalé was clearly a better written and planned show.

    • sbstijn
      +3

      Most definitely Carnivale, those two seasons we got were amazing!

  • Rhumanity
    +7

    Um no one said Firefly? I give up on humanity throws hands in air and walks away

    • Zeus
      +4

      The browncoats are coming!

      JK, Serenity is one of my favorite scifi movies. :)

      • Rhumanity
        +2

        considering building a shrine... any strawberries are welcome and considered a delicacy :)

    • cailihphiliac
      +2

      I think Firefly goes without saying at this point.

  • rataerix
    +6

    Stargate Universe. Wish they had a chance to do something

    • brynwalker1
      +1

      Yeah, what happened to that show? I remember watching season 1 but not hearing about anything after that. Was there a follow-up?

      • edgeofadream
        +1

        They had a second season, and I felt the second half of that was the best of the whole series (mainly because I was never a fan of Eli and that young girl). The relationship between Rush and the Captain had great potential though. But Stargate was already dying at this point. That spinoff never had any real hope :(

  • strayslacker
    +6

    Deadwood. Really left us hanging. Cocksuckers.

    • d1rge
      +1

      Deadwood is the only show that really upset me. Despite other good shows being cancelled, it's the only one that was difficult to accept. I was so involved in the characters and the story.

      • Arbituz
        +2

        I was watching this when it first came out and loved it. I could only watch it at my uncles house though because we didn't have HBO. Fast forward to today and I really want to watch it through. The problem is, I've heard how heart breaking to lack of an ending is and I can't bring myself to be left hanging like that. Is it still worth a watch through even though I'll leave disappointed? I think I only ever made it through the first season.

        • d1rge
          +1

          I'm terribly biased as it's my favourite ever show with my favourite character, but I'd say definitely yes. I'm probably going to set you up for sadness and maybe a little disappointment because I loved it so much I might be over selling it ;)

          There are very few shows with such a wide array of interesting characters - different backgrounds and traits and almost all of them flawed to a greater or lesser degree.

          Plenty of shows have great and strong characters and some shows have a lot of them, but for me Deadwood had more that I really cared about (as a viewer).

          • Arbituz
            +1

            See, that's what I've been trying to figure out. The more I think about it, the more I want to just go ahead and watch it. I probably will eventually.

  • Zeus
    +4

    I mean besides Heroes, that's my answer. ;)

    • tehdiplomat
      +2

      Isn't Heroes getting it's own show again? I thought Heroes went off the rails the last season or two. I would have been happier with less.

      • Zeus (edited 3 years ago)
        +3

        Heroes is getting a reboot. The original series had problems, partially due to writers strike shenanigans in season 2. But I believe that after four seasons, the network should have at least given the creator a TV movie to tie up all the loose ends. Unceremoniously dumping a TV show after one season is sadly commonplace, but that many hours into a story, you kind of expect them to spend an hour and a half properly wrapping it up.

        • Qukatt
          +2

          they had webisodes and a novel and a few comics that supplemented the show though I only got hands on the comic because I couldn't view NBC webisodes from the UK at the time (bah).I believe they wrapped up some of the mysteriously disappeared characters (i'm looking at you, Ali Larter!) and capped some of the storylines.

          Much like how Buffy, Faith and Angel all are still ongoing Comic series and i believe firefly had a bunch of comics too.

  • captainjib
    +4

    Twin Peaks! Although I have heard rumors of a movie!

    • BucksinSixxx
      +2

      It's coming back :D

      • d1rge
        +2

        Yes, not a movie. David Lynch is producing the new series! Although since the on-again-off-again negotiations I'm not totally convinced it'll definitely happen. I really hope it does.

  • ClarkKent
    +2

    Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles!!! WHY END ON A CLIFFHANGER?

  • edgeofadream
    +2

    Angel (Buffy spinoff). Illyria was a brilliant character that got introduced in the last season, she could have done with another season of character development. She is definitely one of my favourite Whedon characters. Also the show felt like it ended rather abruptly and felt anti-climatic.

  • NotWearingPants
    +2

    Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. The way they ended season 2 left it in a state where it could not be canon.

  • anonycon
    +2

    Alf. The final scene was of Alf surrounded by armed military. Sure they made "Project Alf," but even ABC even admitted the show had more seasons left in it.

  • learnerkid
    +2

    I think Party Down deserves a closure as well. I felt that the series was coming into its own by the end of Season 2 but unfortunately the cast members left and it ended abruptly.

  • Zeus
    +2

    I'd like to change my answer:

    Earth 2.

  • couchpillow (edited 3 years ago)
    +2

    The 4400. I started binge watching on Netflix a while back without being aware of the abrupt non ending. So pissed when I got there.

  • BucksinSixxx
    +1

    Hello Ladies. I loved that show.

    • imnotgoats
      +1

      Did you see the film 'edit' of the series?

      • BucksinSixxx
        +2

        No, I haven't. Know what I'm watching later now though.

  • gtwy (edited 3 years ago)
    +1

    X Files before Dec 21 2012. Final season should have been in 2012 with the grand finale on Dec 21. Show watchers will understand.

    Could always go for more firefly.

    Oh, and that sci fi original that got chopped down to 3 hrs should have been a multi season drama. What was the name? Ascension. The way it ended just pissed me off. So awesome though.

    • cailihphiliac
      +2

      Final season should have been in 2012 with the grand finale on Dec 21

      Because that's when the Aztec calendar ran out, right?

      • gtwy
        +2

        You realllllly gotta go back and watch X-Files from the beginning before it airs this year. You missed out.

        • cailihphiliac
          +1

          New X-Files airing this year or reruns?

          • gtwy
            +2

            jan 2016 they are doing 1 last season to close it out