Gone too soon but not even close to forgotten.
Television can be wonderful, providing us with shows that last for years and only get better with time. But sometimes a mistake is made and a show is taken away from us too soon. For example, the 11 shows below were gone before they had the time to really grow.
See if you agree they deserve another chance to shine …
There are very few shows that leave a message that stays with you the way that Sweet Vicious did when it became basically a letter to people who have experienced sexual assault. There is an extraordinary need for a show like this one to remind survivors that they are heard and their stories won’t be dismissed, something that is quite necessary right now.
Dead of Summer
Dead of Summer was a different kind of show for Freeform, it was a campy horror show that actually put in as much work when it came to its characters as it did with its suspense.
According to the show runners, the minds behind Once Upon A Time, Dead of Summer was meant to be an anthology series. That means a second season could take on a whole new story which would always make room for some fresh ideas.
Sometimes you just need a ridiculously strange show that has no rules and can end up going places you never expect. Scream Queens was Ryan Murphy’s attempt at dark comedy, which worked because there were no expectations for any of the episodes.
This show was one of few that Ryan Murphy didn’t turn into an anthology, which is where the show might have went wrong. The characters from the first season were memorable, but bringing them back seemed to expire their worth a little bit.
Powerless was trying to figure out where it was headed, and sadly didn’t get there in time. Originally meant to follow a completely different plot line, Powerless premiered with a new approach that should have earned it a faithful audience but yet it struggled to really find its place.
In the short time that it was on air though it crafted a nice core relationship between its characters. Powerless deserves a second chance if only because of how memorable their cast was and how well they played their roles within the context of the series.
No Tomorrow had a sweet central story, it was meant to say something to its audience and maybe even play a part in how they approached their everyday lives. The season finale which was later announced as the series finale actually tried to give the fans a proper ending.
But if No Tomorrow was to return there are still plenty of ways it could explore the main characters even though we already know that the meteor was far from dangerous. And not everyone knew to check the last few minutes of the finale on The CW App so they could definitely just pick up where they left off.
Faking It was important because of the conversations it managed to created and the story it was telling for some people in the LGBTQ+ community. Not everyone identified with characters like Amy, Karma, Shane, or Liam but it was still representation that mattered because of how rare it is to see a healthy portrayal of a queer character trying to figure out what she is feeling.
Sense8 was a spectacular addition to the Netflix lineup, and the response that it received from fans and critics should be an indicator of how much it deserved to keep releasing new content.
Unfortunately creating such an elaborate and fascinating TV show meant having money that Netflix just didn’t. But it looks like Sense8 may very well get a different kind of second chance with a wrap up movie being in the works.
Devious Maids succeeded as long as it did because it picked up exactly where Desperate Housewives left off, and it had that nostalgic feelings that we were all looking for.
Just like every good drama show Devious Maids ended on a cliffhanger like no other, which is exactly why it needs to come back and tell us what happened! Or it could at least create a spinoff series for Susan Lucci’s character who was a scene stealer in her own right.
Selfie had a lot going for it, from an incredible cast to a wonderful story to a passionate fanbase. The one thing it was missing was the ratings ABC wanted to see to renew it and to this day I can’t forgive the network for taking a show like this away from us. It was adorable and sweet, it made you love it before you could even expect it.
One of the most importance parts of this show though was the fact that it offered a lead Asian man in a love interest role. This is particularly scarce even now, with only characters like Josh Chan from Crazy Ex Girlfriend and Bellamy Blake from The 100 having that opportunity.
Hart of Dixie
How is possible that I haven’t moved to Bluebell yet? Honestly though, Hart of Dixie was a beautiful feel good show that found success through its eccentric town and the people that lived there. Through Zoe Hart we got to experience Bluebell and grew to love it just like she did. Hart of Dixie deserves a second chance because of the way they managed to create a small town that was a character all on its own.
Eye Candy focused on a girl that was just trying to find her missing sister, something you could easily forget the longer you kept watching the show.
As it progressed though watching Lindy and Tommy working together to rid the internet of strange serial killers was the pleasant surprise worth sticking around for. It is with full acknowledgment that I’m weak for Tommy and Lindy having scenes together like all the time that I formally request Eye Candy get a second chance.