There is nothing more upsetting than that feeling when you come to the end of a beloved TV series. It leaves you in a temporary state of depression and, being somewhat of a TV enthusiast, I experience this rather frequently. Whether it be a show getting cancelled to another reaching it's imminent conclusion, we have made the decision to stick with these characters only for them to inevitably leave our lives. Now that our Gilmore loving hearts have digested the news that the beautiful streaming service known as Netflix is reviving our favourite show, I think I'm about ready to send Netflix a list of other shows that they could potentially revive.
1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
A lot of the shows that were made in the '90s are arguably responsible for modern storytelling on TV. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is often ranked among the top ten shows of all time, and with good reason: this game changing series made household names of its entire cast and Sarah Michelle Gellar became the most bad-ass leading lady in the history of television. With foreshadowing from the very first episode, Buffy The Vampire Slayer told the story of a young girl who would spend her nights hunting the vampires and the demons of Sunnydale. Running for seven incredible seasons, the series culminated in one of the greatest finales ever made. Technically, the storyline came to an end but that doesn't mean there shouldn't be a revival. It has been thirteen years since the final episode aired, so perhaps now is the time for Netflix to dust off the old stake and give Buffy Summers another adventure?
2. Ghost Whisperer
Revolving around Melinda Gordon (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt), Ghost Whisperer followed a young woman who had the ability to communicate with the dead. Set in the fictional Grandview, the series ran for five successful years. What was remarkable about Ghost Whisperer was that it spent its entire run on the infamous 'death slot' on Friday nights yet pulled in an astounding amount of viewers every week. Despite the numbers falling a little, Ghost Whisperer continued to impress during its fifth season until CBS cancelled the series for some unknown reason. Rumours circulated that ABC would pick it up, but the network passed on the series. Fan campaigns were started but no sequel ever materialised. Hewitt herself was disappointed at the cancellation, commenting that "When you’ve taken people on a journey for so long, the least you can do is give them a goodbye. For a show that was about unfinished business, we didn’t get to finish". As this was one of the most frustrating cancellations that I ever remember, perhaps it's time that this supernatural drama gets the send off it deserves and then we can, finally, let Ghost Whisperer do the crossing over.
3. Queer As Folk
Based on the British original, Queer As Folk revolved around a group of gay men and women living in Pittsburgh. Way ahead of it's time, the series dealt with emotional issues and dived into territories that had not been seen on television at the time. The prime example of how an American remake can exceed the British original, the series ran for a successful five seasons before wrapping up in 2005. Queer as Folk was revolutionary and paved the way for many recent shows that deal with similar issues, such as Glee and Shameless. 11 years on, perhaps it's time for Netflix to take us on another visit to Liberty Avenue, as the 'thumpa-thumpa' continues to live on!
4. Chasing Life
Chasing Life was a much loved drama that followed April Carver, an aspiring journalist that discovers she has cancer. Bringing in reasonable viewing figures, the show became the most adult drama on ABC Family until they cancelled the series during a total re-brand of their network (now known as Freeform). In arguably the worst possible way to end a series of this genre, we were left on a massive cliffhanger. The series has proven popular in it's afterlife on Netflix, so perhaps the streaming service can do us a favour, and give us another chapter in the wonderful world of Chasing Life.
5. Young Justice
Young Justice focused a group of young superheroes (essentially the side-kicks of the DC heroes) as they set out to prove themselves to the Justice League. Arguably the most acclaimed animated series since the beloved Batman: The Animated Series, Cartoon Network devastated fans when they cancelled Young Justice despite high viewing figures. Since then, the series has proven extremely popular among Netflix subscribers. In fact, it is arguably the most likely of all of the listed shows to get a revival with recent speculation suggesting that Netflix is close to making a deal. Cartoon Network may not have been "feeling the aster" when they cancelled the series but perhaps Netflix can help fans "stay whelmed" with a Young Justice revival!
Arguably the most popular series of all time, Friends laid the groundwork for almost every sitcom that followed. The series is instantly recognisable and made stars out of all of its cast. Arriving on Netflix last January, it quickly became a popular choice on the streaming service. Friends continues to be the most requested revival among the online community, and with the recent Gilmore Girls revival it's entirely possible that we could all soon be watching "The One Where The Gang Reunite on Netflix"
Netflix is an ever-growing brand, making original programming, buying international programming and perhaps best of all, reviving our old favourites. So, what do you say Netflix? Perhaps now is the time to give our lives meaning again and revive some of our favourite shows!