Everyone wants their favorite show to last forever or at least for as long as it possibly can while still being the same. The truth is, not every show gets the chance it deserves. A lot of times its a really great show that gets cut too early right in the middle of the season's plot thickening. Because sometimes there aren't enough views or the network wants the show cut for whatever particular reason, or sometimes actors/actresses and directors clash. Whatever the reason may be, it is always disappointing. So here I have a list of 10 shows that ended way too soon.
1. Young Justice ( 2010 - 2013 )
- This show ended on its 2nd season with 20 episodes.
- Duration: November 26th, 2010 to March 16th, 2013
- Created by: Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti
The storyline: A team of young superheroes fight against enemies and strive to prove they are worthy in the eyes of the Justice League who are the heads over them.
It was one of DC's best work in my opinion. It collided many familiar and new, young superheroes together in a very clean way, and went in depth witch each character of the team while still giving the team as a whole a great story and mission. This show should have never ended if you ask me and anyone who watched it.
2. The Tomorrow People ( 2013 - 2014 )
- This show had only 1 season with 22 episodes.
- Duration: October 9th, 2013 to May 5th, 2014
- Created by: Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec
The storyline: Humans with unnatural abilities (teleportation, telekinesis, and telepathy) are being hunted down by a secret organization called Ultra. While there is a underground group of these humans hiding out and recruiting more.
It was very unique and exciting. It was hard to not get hooked on this show because it had a crime-fighting/superhero-based energy which meant there was action and a good storyline, but it was very original in its take on unnatural abilities and the origin of those abilities. It also had a really good cast of upcoming actors and a few familiar ones already.
3. The Lying Game ( 2011 -2013 )
- This series ended in its 2nd season with only 10 episodes.
- Duration: August 15th, 2011 to March 12th, 2013
- Created by: Charles Pratt, Jr.
The storyline: Emma and Sutton, long lost twins separated at birth with completely different lives find each other and decide to switch lives for a little while to learn the secrets of their separation.
This show had so many twists and turns it could have left you with whiplash. Each character had so many secrets and the story line was elastic that anything could have happened. The end of each episode was a cliffhanger which was addictive because the viewers were left asking so many questions and even making up theories. It truly ended too soon.
4. Almost Human ( 2013 - 2014)
- This show had only 1 season with 13 episodes
- Duration: November 17th, 2013 to March 3rd, 2014
- Created by: J. H. Wyman
The storyline: In the future where there are androids and human cops teaming up as partners to serve, Detective John Kennex and android Dorian team up to serve and try to adjust to each other.
The relationship between John and Dorian was very amusing and entertaining to watch every episode. The future-based setting gave room for a really endless amount of plot's for each episode and we got to see really unique ideas of criminal activity in the future or high-tech activities and problem solving from the cops side of things.
5. Dallas ( 2012 - 2014 )
- This series ended in its 3rd season with 15 episodes.
- Duration: June 13th, 2012 to September 22nd, 2014
- Created by: Cynthia Cidre and David Jacobs
The storyline: The next Generation of the Ewing family- JR's son John Ross and Bobby's son Christopher- rival over the family's big oil business and fortune.
Dallas was based of the original first series under the same name which started in 1978 and ended in 1991. It dealt with the rivalry between JR's son and Bobby's son. The good thing about this second series is that if you have never watched the first series you could still watch this one. This second series wasn't based off of the first one but it stood its own ground while keeping the same root to the show with the same twists and turns and secrets, and even some of the same characters. It was drama like no other and family rivalry in the younger generation which meant it was a little edgier.
6. Lincoln Heights ( 2007 - 2009 )
- This great show ended in its 4th season with 10 episodes.
- Duration: January 8th, 2007 to November 9th, 2009
- Created by: Seth Freeman
The storyline: The Sutton family moves to a very dangerous and crime-filled neighborhood in California and tries to help the community.
Lincoln Heights was very powerful and inspirational. It was family friendly while still being intense at times and keeping the drama going. Most shows that are family-based are comedic and silly most of the time; but this series was more in depth and relatable. It had a take on many different issues such as: racism, interracial couples, gangs, broken communities, and the common everyday struggles of families. I recommend anyone to watch it.
7. The Gates ( 2010 )
- This short-lived series had 1 season with 13 episodes.
- Duration: June 20th, 2010 to September 19th, 2010
- Created by: Richard Hatem and Grant Scharbo
The storyline: In a fancy gated suburban neighborhood a police officer becomes the chief of police. This neighborhood isn't like most though, within it vampires, witches, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures live.
I don't think many people know of this show. I didn't know of it either until about 3 summers ago. Once I started watching, I loved it. For a show with such a large cast, it gave a good amount of screen time for each character as well as the necessary detail into each character's life. Each actor and actress chosen for their role, whether human or supernatural, was perfectly fitting. The other really cool part about this show is that you get to see a lot of actors and actresses that are more popular now or who played in other movies/tv shows that are well known.
8. The Following ( 2013 - 2015 )
- This series ended in its 3rd season with 15 episodes
- Duration: January 21st, 2013 to May 18th, 2015
- Creator: Kevin Williamson
The storyline: A charming and brilliant serial killer named Joe Carroll makes for himself a cult of serial killers who do all in his name and under his command. While Ryan Hardy, a no-nonsense detective, tries to take down Carroll at every turn.
I am honestly uncertain of why this series was cancelled. Maybe it was because the storyline was failing and missing direction or purpose; or maybe it was because this show was so violent and went to lengths that tipped the scale of being humane (probably so). All that I do know is that this show was unbelievable in a good and bad way. This show's story line went very deep and was really intriguing to follow (no pun intended). I'm not saying everyone should watch this but I am saying I was a little disappointed when I heard that it was cancelled. There weren't many shows on tv that were like this, that went a little bit deeper into insanity other then Criminal Minds, but it was done on the side of the psycho's, not the good guys. Maybe this show did run its course but I still found it very intriguing and I have respect for this show and it's writers.
9. Believe ( 2014 )
- This show had only 1 season with 13 episodes
- Duration: March 10th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014
- Creator: Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friedman
The storyline: A young girl named Bo, with superhuman abilities, is teamed up with a man freed from prison named William Tate, to protect her from evil forces who seek her out for her power.
This was the kind of show that made you actually question "What kind of person am I?"or "What am I doing with my life?". Not everyday you watch a television show that inspires you more then just entertain you. Bo was so inspiring and lovable, while Tate was so rough and impatient at first. As episodes go on they see how much they actually need each other and there bond with each other becomes so sweet. With almost every episode I had to hold back from crying or I actually did cry. This show should definitely still be on.
10. Dracula ( 2013 -2014 )
- This show had 1 season with only 10 episodes.
- Duration: October 25th, 2013 to January 24th, 2014
- Creator: Cole Haddon
The storyline: This show introduces us to Dracula arriving in London, portraying as Alexander Grayson a young, American entrepreneur who seeks to start up modern science in London. He secretly has a much more vicious vendetta; to kill all those who ruined his life and made him what he now is. In the midst of this plan he meets a woman and falls madly in love with her, who happens to resemble his deceased wife.
This show was so great to be so short-lived. There have been many different movies created about Dracula or that involved him, but this one I enjoyed the most. It took a look back into his past life before he even became the blood-thirsty monster, it showed us why he became that and even made me feel sympathy at a point. He was actually cool and genius, and even at point tried to be more then just his monstrous self. This show did feature a lot more sensuality then what I first expected or would have ever liked to see, especially on primetime television; but it still didn't take away what was good about the show. It most certainly deserved more then 10 episodes and 1 season.
Everything must come to a disappointing end...I guess
Reminiscing on these 10 shows makes me feel very nostalgic. I miss these shows so much. I wish that they were still going on or at least that they would have had a proper end instead of having major cliffhangers that we'll never get answers to. It's very disappointing to follow along weekly with something and build up questions and concern, to have that very thing just taken away for good. Thankfully, with websites like Netflix and Hulu, or by buying the seasons on disc we can always enjoy these stories and characters all over again.
If you would like to check these shows out, you can find them on Netflix (Lincoln Heights, Almost Human, and Lying Game are the only shows mentioned that are not on Netflix).
Let me know in the comments if you think I missed any!