Cancelled Too Soon: TV Shows That Deserved More Screen Time

Cancelled Too Soon: TV Shows That Deserved More Screen Time

Personal Growth

July 15, 2021

TV shows are the ultimate source of entertainment for people nowadays. There are so many TV shows which were released long ago but they are still worth watching even now (eg: Friends). However, many great TV shows got canceled before their time. They say all good things must come to an end - a sentence perfect for TV shows, whether they come to an end or are canceled.

All we need is another season, yet all we have left is the bittersweet nostalgia of a precious series that ended too soon. Here are a few TV shows which were in their prime when they were canceled.

1. The Get Down (2016-2017)

'The Get Down' was an amazing series that covered many stories at the same time—one of a young man finding his love for hip-hop and another young girl moving forward into the eyes of fame during the 1970s in the Bronx.

The fact that this show was dropped after 1 season is simply frustrating. The music in 'The Get Down' was simply marvelous and the actors conveyed the show really well and made it engaging to watch. While it's unconfirmed why it was canceled suddenly, many say that it was because of production delays and budget cuts. Nonetheless, the stories of these teens in the Bronx could have been a lot more.

2. The Society (2019)

The premise of 'The Society' show is sufficient to settle itself over the best series out there that has to do with apocalypse-sort dangers. It is about a gathering of youngsters who abruptly come under the obligation of figuring out how to run their own community after the rest of the population vanishes out of nowhere.

From a distance, this premise seems like a lot of fun. In any case, even after that, the show was still canceled because of COVID-19 related issues. 'The Society' had been reestablished for a Season 2, yet, it was later dropped before the start of production, so it appears we're never going to get that continuation that was frantically needed.

3. The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (2018-2020)

There were countless fans who were peeved that the new form of 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' was canceled. This new adaptation of Sabrina took a hazier turn, as we watched her figure out how to control her extraordinary powers while additionally attempting to be a typical youngster simultaneously, with adversaries like the Devil himself chasing her down.

It was an alternate take, a strong one for someone like 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch' to do, but it was received well. The story was invigorating, the characters different and relatable, and the comedy (when there was some) was hilarious. With just two seasons (split up into two sections each), there was so much more story that might have been told about Sabrina.

4. The OA (2016-2019)

Another two-season show—'The OA' is based on Pirate Johnson, a young lady who, missing for a long time, unexpectedly reappears, considering herself the OA, meaning "Original Angel". Now, she has scars on her back and can see, despite being blind when she disappeared.

The premise is really intriguing. It seems like an amazing mystery and would have kept on being so if it had gone into a third season, but they were never able to complete the story. As indicated by what Jason Isaacs told Collider, the show was intended to be a five-season arc.

Shockingly, the series was dropped after two. Cost of production may have been a factor, or maybe viewership simply wasn't up to Netflix's expectations for the series. There will not be a continuation of the show, regardless of it being generally welcomed.

5. GLOW (2017-2019)

The cancelation of 'GLOW' is the most noticeably terrible because of the fact that it was so good. It follows the tale of fictional characters who were important for the gimmicks during the 1980s that included partnered ladies' pro wrestling, also called "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (GLOW).

With three seasons, 'GLOW' developed a fanbase with the brilliant values that this show discusses constantly, from the acknowledgment of others to feeling good about yourself. While the show was a comedy most of the time, the emotional moments appeared to hit comparably hard. The cast was loaded with great talent, with the lead, Alison Brie, capturing the hearts of the viewers. Nonetheless, a Netflix representative said that they were dropping the show due to COVID-19 related reasons, prompting huge disappointment for fans.

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Khyati is a high school student. She enjoys reading books—mainly mystery and fantasy novels. In her free time, you can find her watching movies, anime or playing sports.