Friday, March 4, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten Blogfest 3/4/11

The Gone, but Not Forgotten blogfest is Erinn's brainchild. All we need to do is list our top five shows that no longer have new episodes being made.

OMG, this is the easiest blogfest ever!!
Really? This is much, much harder than you would think. There are so many ways to organize this list: cartoons, teen drama, childhood faves. My brain is exploding with the possibilities.

For example, Out of this World. I loved the show, do I miss it enough to see new episodes? Probably not*. What about Swans Crossing? If it could replace the current version of 90210, probably.

Alicia's Top 5 Shows That Ended Way Too Soon

5. Highlander. With 7 seasons, it really didn't end too soon, but the storyline faded away from the original premise. Technically, there can only be one and therefore the show shouldn't have been in existence, since Connor was the one. *deep breath* Sorry for the geekout. If they could go back to season 4 and redo the last 3, that would be awesome.
4. The Muppet Show. I'm talking about the original series. As a member of the Sesame Street generation, I love muppets. There were so many great moments on this show and watching old clips on YouTube still have me cracking up.

3. Dark Angel. Two season of this really wasn't enough.
2. The Powerpuff Girls. The show was cute and quirky.
1. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Best. Show. Ever. Bruce Campbell as a Harvard educated bounty hunter looking to capture the people responsible for his father's death. Oh, did I mention it also includes sci fi and steampunk? AND Bruce Campbell?

Miranda's Top 5 Shows That Ended Way Too Soon

This is especially hard for me as well because Alicia actually picked a few that would have been on my list. But I'll try. Most of these are recent shows, I'm not going too old school.

5. Arrested Development. As I described it to a friend recently, it is comedy for smart people. The writing is superb, the way all the story arcs are tied together is amazingly clever, and it's just freaking funny! Even though the creators said they ended it when they wanted to and they did all the wanted to do... we all know it was just cancelled. Apparently a movie is in the works!
4. American Dreams. I'm not usually a fan of family dramas, but I really enjoyed this one. I used to watch it with my parents and it allowed me to ask all sorts of questions about the era since my mom was roughly the same age as Brittany Snow's character on the show. Cancelled with no proper ending. LAME.
3. Joan of Arcadia. Cancelled around the same time as American Dreams... cute show, more family drama... but just when they were introducing SATAN as a character, it got sent to Hell.
2. Pushing Daisies. Beautifully shot, cleverly written, and touching. Only having two seasons was a crime. I just don't think television was ready for such a smart show.
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You have probably figured out by now that I'm a huge dork, and yes, I love Buffy. Seven seasons is a long run (and longer if you count the comic series for Season 8), and there wasn't much more to do. But I was still sad to see it end. I never followed Angel, but I wish they had done the spinoff "Ripper" that was supposed to be about Giles.

Don't forget to enter our race to 150 contest!


Lurkdom, what show do you wish was still on the air?


* Though I would do anything for Evie's power to stop time.
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Last.fm hit of the day: Black Sunshine by White Zombie


22 comments:

  1. I <3 Brisco County Jr. =-)

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  2. TOTALLY with you on 5, 4, and 2.

    Why do I not remember steam punk in Brisco County Jr? Maybe I'm confusing it with something else. This requires revisiting. :)

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  3. Love Highlander and the Muppets too!

    Never seen Brisco County Jr...need to check that out.

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  4. The Powerpuff Girls. Excellent choice. I loved bubbles. The whole show was awesome. Good choice with the muppet show too.!

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  5. YES! Powerpuff girls. I wish it was still around-- is it on cable somewhere? My kids would dig it. MUPPETS rock!!! and I loved Arrested Development, it's one of my choices, too.

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  6. The Muppet Show!! I LOVED that show, and all the muppet movies, too!

    Great lists, both of them!

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  7. I remember loving the powerpuff girls. I even tried getting into the anime "Powerpuff Girls Z" because of my love for the show. But the anime was weird and I SWEAR Mojo was like a pokemon. He didn't talk at all besides say his name. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A06jJSXDimU

    I haven't seen all (or much..) of Buffy but what I have seen I really liked. I'm sure if I watched it all I would want more!

    I don't watch much TV But I know Ghost Whisperer ended.. I haven't seen all of it yet but I love that show XD I want it to keep going!

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  8. PowerPuff Girls! And yes, I loved the premise for Pushing Daisies!

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  9. The Muppet Show! Great pick. Love Highlander too but you're right. It probably ended when it should have.

    Whedon Rules!

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  10. I love your choice of the Muppet show. I love that show when I was a kid. I pretty much loved all things Jim Henson.

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  11. MAHNA MAHNA is pure magnificence. I've even bought the version by CAKE.

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  12. You're so right about Buffy, the muppet show and dark angel. Great choices!

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  13. THE MUPPETS.... YAY!

    And those nasty, POWERPFUFF GIRLS cracked me up... so fun.

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  14. Brisco, yeah. Jack of All Trades, baby! It's on mine. And Buffy...hmmm. Now, I love/love/LOVE Buffy, but I think it was time. Plus, Spike on Angel was pure Whedon genius.

    Great lists! (Muppet Show-HAW, HAW, HOOOH!)

    Marie

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  15. Both of you ladies have some interesting choices. Although I knew about The PowerPuff Girls (I mean, who didn't??) I never watched the show. It seems like it was amusing though ;)

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  16. OMG, the Powerpuff Girls were awesome!! :)

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  17. Oh, I love, love, love the Muppet Show! And Joan of Arcadia was good too, and Pushing Daisies is on my list, too!

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  18. Buffy, for sure. I have all of the seasons on dvd, but I think seasons 1-3 were the best to be honest.

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  19. I love that everyone agrees with our choices and put a lot of them on their lists!

    As an "FYI," the Powerpuff Girls are still on syndication on Cartoon Network and another classic toons station. I watch it quite frequently! Two years ago it was the PPG anniversary and they made a brand new episode called "Powerpuff Girls Rule!" It was awesome.

    The Muppet Show would have been on my list too, but I didn't want to double what Alicia chose. Although, as honorable mentions to my list I'd like to add on Jim Henson's Storytellers (INCREDIBLE show, available on DVD), Fairy Tale Theatre (also amazing episodes, and available in the complete collection on DVD), and finally-- Freddy's Nightmares (incredibly cheesy, but so much fun for Robert Englund fans such as myself)!

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  20. Powerpuff Girls -- yay! And I can't believe I forgot Arrested Development on my own list. It totes should have been number one!

    Well done, ladies!

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  21. Highlander made my list as well. Since I was only picking one per decade, Brisco County was a runner-up. Ditto for Buffy-I had to be persuaded to watch Season 1 on DVD, but when I did, I was hooked.

    Larry

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  22. Oh man, I was obsessed with Highlander back in the day. Good stuff.

    Buffy had me at episode one. I never missed an episode. Awesome.

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