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The best shows no one ever watched

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by MartyS, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    What shows do you think never made it big, but really should have. For me, there's two of them.. one just went off the air...

    Sports Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165961/)
    Friday Night Lights (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758745/)

    IN both cases, I think the writing was incredible, but for some reason the general population couldn't connect these shows.
     
  2. Dave291367066120

    Dave291367066120 New Member

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    Friday Light Nights for sure. That show was one of my favorites of all time.
     
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Definitely agree. I watched Sports Night. My wife and I watch FNL, although we haven't watched any of the last season yet. We have all the other seasons on DVD. I would also put Firefly on that list (and if I have to put a link to IMDB on here because you don't know what it is, you don't deserve to know what it is :lol:).

    - Merg
     
  4. inkahauts1367066121

    inkahauts1367066121 New Member

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    I still miss sports night...
     
  5. MartyS

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    I pulled out our DVDs of SportsNight and digitized them. I've been watching them on the iPad while on the road. I forgot how good that series really was.
     
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    My choice would be 'Summer Breeze'. It aired around 1987 on NBC for just a few episodes and starred Shawn Weatherly.
     
  7. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    It's Your Move.


    Funny, funny show from 1984 that starred Jason Bateman. Lasted less than a full season, IIRC, but it was hilarious.
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

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    I have two that think should have made it big.

    Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
    Firefly

    Studio 60 was one of the most intelligent shows I’ve ever seen. Matthew Perry & Bradley Whitford were superb.


    Firefly...no doubt about it; this should have been one of the biggest sci-fi TV programs to come along in a long long time. Even the sci-fi isn’t 100% correct in this case.

    The people making the decisions for both of these shows should be hunted down and flogged...I’m just sayin’ :p

    Mike
     
  9. Mike Bertelson

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    We really loved Sports Night too. I was hoping the rumors that it would get picked up by someone else after ABC dropped it would come true...I was bummin' :p
     
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    SOAP where a lot of nobodies became stars
     
  11. djlong

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    There are so many to choose from...

    But the medal stand of my list has to be:

    SportsNight
    Firefly
    Crusade

    [Can't decide which gets the gold, silver or bronze]

    Honorable mention to shows like "Alien Nation", "Journeyman" and "Flash Forward".
     
  12. fluffybear1367066121

    fluffybear1367066121 New Member

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    I don't know if 'Soap' would qualify as 'a Show no one ever watched'? It did run for 5 seasons
     
  13. fluffybear1367066121

    fluffybear1367066121 New Member

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    Wasn't that a spin-off of Silver Spoons.
     
  14. Reggie3

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    For me (and this is showing my age) was Crime Story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_Story_%28TV_series%29
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    Arrested Development

    Jericho
     
  16. Chuck W

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    Firefly instantly comes to mind. It's amazing that a TV show that only had 11 epsiodes actually air(3 never aired in the US) could, three years later, get funding for a full fledged movie and stiil today have such a following.

    Jericho was another that never got it's due. It had one full season that for the first 6 weeks did VERY well in the ratings, then the idiots at CBS inexplicably decided to put it on hiatus for several months and then not really promote it when it came back. By the time it did many people forgot the storyline and it had lost some of it's steam. Even when CBS finally, after TONS of peanuts, renegged and brought it back, it was again set up to fail with a terrible 10pm time slot.
     
  17. DMHinCO

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    Breaking Bad. It is still on and nobody watches it. Worth starting at the beginning.

    I liked Undeclared http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0273028/ , one of the Apatow early projects nobody has heard of.
     
  18. gquiring

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    Same here, Breaking Bad is my fav show and none of my friends have ever heard of it.
     
  19. Mike Lang

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    I still miss Journeyman. It had a lot of potential.
     
  20. MysteryMan

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    "The Event". NBC boggled this one with it's scheduling.
     

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