The world knows quite few television series that have only lasted for few seasons, but have made a lasting impression on their audiences. We may never find out the reasons why these shows were given the ax or simply fizzled out due to story limitation or actors’ failure to build synergy. Whatever the case may be, these shows have not been extended and their fans have been left looking for answers and hoping that someday there will be more. Let’s mention few of those shows. If you aren’t familiar with them you might even find them appealing and look them up.
The show only lasted two seasons and won praise from the audience – at least from those who were watching it. The show was so decent that its lead actress Laura Dern won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for best actress in a television series. Despite that, in the financially cruel world of American television series low ratings are low ratings and any show will get cancelled. Enlightened is about a “woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown,” according to its tagline. Following a host of subsequent disappointments in life, Amy Jellicoe goes to a spiritual retreat and comes back refreshed and with a new perspective on life. While her old habits and self-destructive temper have not been thoroughly expunged, Jellicoe tries her best to help her ex husband get back on track in his own life.
Freaks and Geeks
This is one of the best television series that catered to the teen and adolescent audiences. Technically, it is a one-season show, and shouldn’t be on the list, but that makes it even more appealing because in that one season, Freaks and Geeks managed to win the hearts of millions of viewers. The plot is set in a Detroit suburb and follows a cast of characters, who owing to their style and preferences (in music, attire, mood, etc.), are classified as freaks or geeks. The show makes it apparent how thin the line between the various clicks is, as some of the characters cross show both freaks and geeks tendencies. Freaks and Geeks featured now famous actors such as James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel. It’s hard to tell whether the show propelled them to the spotlight and subsequent acting arrangement, but the show did make a splash. Unfortunately, it was cancelled only because it couldn’t get a better schedule that would avail it to its targeted audience.
The show is a remake of the 1973 film with the same title and pretty much a similar premise. The 2016 remake features a theme park that is inhabited by androids that are fitted with an impeccable cognitive reasoning that enables them to interact as real human beings between each other and with flesh-and-blood human beings. The latter are present in Westworld in pursuit of a life’s adventure, having paid lots of money to be able to interact with the androids in whatever way they want. The plot of Westworld is that the theme park has a story-line of its own, which is not fixed, and can take many different twists and turns, including saloon fights, online gambling at www.slotswise.com and much more. The Westworld remake had one season, to the audience’s critical acclaim, and will include another season in 2018, which makes it a two-season series. We believe that it will stop at the second season, because, what will there be once the robots have woken up, a robot takeover and an ensuing apocalypse?