by Larissa Ione
What is it with me and TV show cancellations?
If I start watching a show (and liking it,) it’ll get cancelled. (I also don’t watch sports, because if I watch my favorite teams, they lose. They’ll win if I don’t watch – really my favorite teams should pay me not to watch the games.)
I just learned that Ugly Betty has been cancelled.
OMG. I love that show! It’s funny, smart, uplifting. Sure, it’s insanely stupid sometimes, but I love seeing the underdog, the people who are more beautiful on the inside than the outside, win. I loved seeing Daniel’s transformation from shallow, arrogant playboy to someone I could root for.
I’m not happy. If you’re not happy…yeah, it’s all my fault.
Other shows that are my fault for getting cancelled: The Unit. Firefly. Angel. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There are more, but I’m probably going to get stoned by angry fans as it is.
People keep telling me I need to watch Glee. Friends who know me? Threaten me if I even turn on the TV at the time Glee is on.
And seriously, what happened to the days when a show would get cancelled, and the network would allow that show to wrap things up? I’m sick of how they just yank the shows now, so there’s no resolution. I get the ones that are only on for a few episodes, but come on; when you get at least one season out of a show, they deserve to have some plot resolution so the show can end properly (The Unit, I’m talking to you.) Yeah, I’m a little bitter.
What about you? Have any of your favorite shows been cancelled totally unfairly?
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Larissa Ione is the New York Times bestselling author of the Demonica series. Her latest book, Ecstasy Unveiled, released on Jan. 26, 2010