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Prime Suspect chopped

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by russ9, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Rich

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    Just watched the latest episode. Best one so far. Damn shame to see this show cancelled. I usually record series in their entirety and watch them all at once, but we got caught up in this excellent show and never thought it would be cancelled.

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    Don't let that hold you back. Maria Bellow, although in my opinion a very nicely attractive woman when she wants to be, is definitely toned down in this program to look more like a working cop.
     
  3. bobukcat

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    Add me to the list of people disappointed to hear it's being cancelled. My wife and I really enjoy this show and I have to think it would be doing well if on any other network. It's exactly the same kind of scripted cop-drama that draws huge numbers on CBS (but better executed than CSI IMHO) but for some reason can't find a larger audience on NBC.
     
  4. Ira Lacher

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    CBS seems to have always portrayed itself as the more conservative (read: old-time TV, not political) network, so except for a small number of reality shows, it continues to rely on scripted shows. And its audience knows this is the network to go to for those traditionally well-written, well-acted scripted shows. For that reasons, its demographics tend to skew older. (Although with today's economy, 55 and up is rapidly becoming the demographic with the most disposable income.)

    NBC, on the other hand, is just the opposite, pushing for what they consider the hipper, younger demographic that hasn't grown up watching scripted dramas. So when its audience sees such a show on the NBC schedule, they say "Whazzat?" and ignore it. I agree -- Prime Suspect would be a natural for CBS.
     
  5. Rich

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    Puzzling, isn't it? Couldn't ask for a better cast, better writing and yet they're gonna flush it. But NBC is not the only channel that makes these mistakes. In it's first year, The Good Wife almost got canceled. These shows that are "critically acclaimed", yet lack high audience numbers are the shows the nets should hold onto and give them a chance to build an audience.

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  6. Steve

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    Anyone who watched last week's episode (Underwater) is probably wondering why there's no audience for this show. It was excellent, IMHO.
     
  7. TBoneit

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    I liked that episode too. I liked the road trip.

    Oh well, I'll enjoy while I can. That might even be the only NBC show I'm watching.
     
  8. lwilli201

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    This show just gets better and better. When I though it could not get better, there was last nights "Gone to Pieces". The interaction between the characters is getting better every week. Some of the squad room banter was hilarious.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    That's the problem, shows don't get enough time to get into the groove. Thinking back to the late 80s, Star Trek Next Gen wasn't all that great for two seasons, then really started getting good in the third and lasted 7. Now shows don't get a chance to sometimes get through half a season.
     
  10. Rich

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    Really disturbing to see Unforgettable "on the bubble" while Prime Suspect, with a far superior cast and better story lines has been cancelled. Without Poppy, I would find Unforgettable very forgettable.

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  11. TBoneit

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    I have to agree, the last show was good.

    Darned shame about the cancel, however Life will go on.
     
  12. phrelin

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    Actually, NBC cancelled "Life" in 2009 at the end of Season 2 as a casualty of both the writers' strike and being on NBC, a show with a great cast that was well-written which my wife and I really liked:

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    The stars were Damian Lewis (currently starring in "Homeland" on Showtime), Sarah Shahi (currently starring in "Fairly Legal" on USA returning this Summer), and Adam Arkin (probably best remembered as Dr. Aaron Shutt in "Chicago Hope"), along with Melissa Sagemiller (currently the ADA in "L&O: SVU" and Robin Weigert (probably best remembered as Calamity Jane in "Deadwood").
     
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    Damian Lewis was also in the funny hit man / romantic comedy Assassin in Love - aka The Baker a couple years back. It's fairly funny and a good couples movie, if you and your significant other are looking for something to watch together.

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (from the under appreciated New Amsterdam) is also in the movie.
     
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    Actually, she's the reason I am not fond of the show. I find her character annoying, arrogant, condescending and far too full of herself. And I intensely dislike her fake red hair.

    I like the rest of the team a great deal. And the story lines are okay.

    For some reason, I don't mind that same sort of "bitchiness" in Dana Delaney's character over on Body of Proof.
     
  15. Steve

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    We really liked Life as well, along with Studio 60, which got canceled a year earlier, IIRC. We'll mourn Prime Suspect as well.
     
  16. Rich

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    Yup, I do too, but she is physically attractive and I've got a feeling that her character is the result of poor writing.

    Compared to Prime Suspects cast? I keep waiting for Christian Troy to show up...:lol:

    We gave up on that show. Just didn't seem like it was gonna make it.

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    My favorite role of his will always be as Adam - the extremely volatile recluse / master chef / know-it-all / compulsive liar on "Northern Exposure"! :hurah:
     
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    I still a darned shame, I just watched this weeks episode. One of the few things I've watched recently where I didn't skip past slow parts.
     
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    I am a little surprised about Prime Suspect getting cancelled. It did not seem that high over America's heads. Kind of like a Burn Notice for network tv. I guess that does not fair well for Human Target either.
     
  20. Rich

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    Harder and harder to understand, isn't it?

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