2019 was a fantastic year. However, I feel as though a lot of shows I held dear to me were cancelled!
Here are some shows (not all from this year) I feel should have ran for longer!
Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (2012-2013)
Don’t Trust the B is one of my favourite shows on the list. It tells a fish out of water tale of June Colburn (Dreama Walker) moving to New York and finding the city, and her roommate Chloe (portrayed magnificently by Kristen Ritter) are not what they seem.
This show was really intelligently written (by Fresh of the Boat and Always Be My Maybe’s Nahnatchka Khan). It is the perfect show to help you wind down after a long, stressful day.
Santa Clarita Diet (2017-2019)
One of many shows that were untimely cancelled due to Netflix’s strange algorithm. This Netflix original portrays a typical suburban couple Sheila and Joel Hammond (played by Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant respectively) whose lives are changed not so typically when Sheila turns into a flesh eating zombie.
This show’s brand of comedy is everything I love, dark and gory, but with a heart at the centre. It brings to light a lot of important themes such as the challenges of being in love and the lengths we are willing to go for our loved ones. Three seasons was not enough for this clever comedy!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2019)
Another show I feel that fell too soon is this gem written by the comic genius Tina Fey. The show tells of Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper), a naive girl who moves to New York city after being kidnapped by an insane reverend (John Hamm) and kept in an underground bunker for fifteen years. She moves in with Titus Andromedon (Titus Burgess), a struggling actor.
The thing I love about Kimmy is not only it’s bizarre, surreal, and yet extremely intelligent humour, it also has heart. Over the course of the four seasons, I grew extremely attached to the four main characters and related to each and every one of them. Kimmy is an extremely human show, and has since become one of my favourite shows of all time. Personally, I find its humour resonates with me more than some comedies that have ran for longer.
However, at least there is an interactive movie coming soon on Netflix! All is not lost!
Tuca and Bertie (2019)
One of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2019 should definitely not have been cancelled. Unfortunately, Tuca & Bertie was yet another victim to Netflix’s algorithm and decision to fund other shows instead. Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong star in this wacky animated adult comedy.
The animation in this show is truly beautiful. I want to live in the strange world of Tuca & Bertie. Not only does it look nice, but it is funny. Dealing with a wide range of issues like sex to anxiety and friendship. This show deserves another season more than any other show on the list!
Great News (2017-2018)
Great News ran for two seasons on NBC and its cancellation certainly made me upset! Created by Tracey Wigfield and produced by Tina Fey, Great News tells of up and coming news producer Katy (Briga Heelan), who is shocked to find that the new office intern is non other than her mother (Andrea Martin).
This show’s humour is intelligent and unique. The influences of Tina Fey are apparent as certain jokes and themes just scream that they were written by the iconic comedian. With an impressive cast of excellent comedic actors, such as Adam Campbell and Nicole Richie, and its intelligent, subversive humour, it is quite baffling that Great News did not last a lot longer than it did!
A few honourable mentions include Sense8, Girlboss, One Day at a Time, and Jessica Jones.
Do you agree with my list?
Which shows do you believe should not have been cancelled?