Shamelessly stealing this meme from [personal profile] liadtbunny, mostly because I think I've forgotten how to post.

So, day one. A show that should never have been cancelled. Just one show?! Television loves to cancel all of the shows that I like. It does it so often that I've just about given up bothering to watch new programmes. But if I have to choose one, it's Wolf Lake. I rediscovered this just recently, when I was converting my VHS collection to DVD, and although I'd remembered it as being good, I was totally blown away watching it again. It's the story of a policeman who sets out to find his vanished fiancée, and winds up in a tiny, rural town in the middle of nowhere. His story is the means by which the viewer discovers the little town of Wolf Lake, with all its secrets, its history and its curious traditions. Truly I have never seen such good world-building, and although it has its flaws - the cop at the heart of things is hardly the most interesting of people - the good far outweighs the bad. Unfortunately the show debuted in September 2001, when America had quite a lot else on its mind; nobody saw the first couple of episodes, and it sank without trace. A great shame. The people of Wolf Lake, and all their subtexts and intrigues, deserved at least a full season. Instead they got nine episodes, and things barely got started.

For all its occasional triumphs, television certainly knows how to irritate.


PS: Honourable mentions: VR.5, Dark Skies, Angel, Starhunter 2300, Now & Again, Paradox, The Cape...

*continues mumbling titles whilst walking away*
swordznsorcery: (queen)
( Mar. 24th, 2012 03:31)
I have Now & Again! Four episodes, apparently. I have an episode with assassinationing, an episode with walking up a building, an episode with Thanksgiving, and an episode with sinister eggs. This is a marked improvement upon yesterday, when I had no episodes at all. Or did, but didn't know that I did. Or did know, but had forgotten. Whichever.

On the downside, it appears that I'm going to have the theme song stuck in my head for the rest of the night. I'm still glad though, 'cause Now & Again.
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