I have concluded that I have personally killed or mortally wounded every TV show that I adore. Sports fans have their rituals that ensure their team will win, and I have a ritual that ensures a show will stay on the air: don’t watch it.
Here is a list of TV shows that I have single-handedly (with some help from my wife) sent to an early grave:
Aliens in America
Clerks the series
Greg the Bunny
Dead Like Me
Police Squad (although really, how many more episodes could they have made of this nonsense?)
[Notice that there's a real pattern here of Fox picking up great, weird cutting edge shows and then canceling them after one or two seasons. It makes me love and hate Fox at the same time].
Freaks and Geeks*
[although I don't know how to classify the weird reprieve they've gotten in releasing DVDs and a new season]
*Okay, technically I caught these shows on DVD after they were cancelled, and yet, the point remains that I would have loved them if I knew about them. (more…)