Did your favorite show go out of commission? Was the plug pulled after only one season? My guest blogger today, Lynn Cahoon, thinks it’s all her fault – read on!
The Confessions of Lynn (or what happens when I fall in love with a series…)
Hi, I’m Lynn, I’m a series killer.
I’m not saying I’m bad luck. But I’ve got a lot of evidence to the contrary. If I find and LOVE a show, it gets canceled. Sometimes, I don’t even get a full season out of it.
There’s something about the odd that glues me to the television. The Dollhouse. Loved it. Women programmed to fit a rich man’s fantasy? You know there’s something sinister going on behind the scenes. And when the ‘dolls’ start to fight back? Priceless.
It started way back – Kolchak: the Night Stalker – a reporter who investigated reports of the paranormal. I loved this mix of reality and paranormal. One season and gone.
More recently – A Gifted Man. I loved this show. He’s a hot shot, self-centered doctor who meets his ex-wife for a drink, thinking that maybe they should get back together. Then he finds out, she’s dead. What’s not to love in that story line? One season, gone.
Lie to Me – a team of investigators who can pin point a lie. Unless it’s his daughter or someone he loves. In Plain Sight – a federal marshal who’s home life is a mess. Love that character. At least Brothers and Sisters got five seasons – until the Sally Fields character started having a real life and falling in love. I still love little brother Justin from that series. Tortured hero material.
Ally McBeal, Judging Amy, Providence, The Profiler, The Medium, Saving Grace – All shows with strong female leads. Saving Grace had a super strong female lead that you knew was messing up – heading right into the car crash, but I couldn’t stop watching. Even with all her faults. I wanted to love Men in Trees, but not so much.
If after this confession, I’ve convinced you of my series killing power and you’re worried, I’ll tell you a secret. I haven’t started watching The Walking Dead. I don’t want to curse the show for the rest of you.
So what’s on your list of cancelled too soon series? And which one do you think I got wrong?
Return of the Fae, book 2 of The Council Series releases today, July 1st.
A witch in training, a hunter on the prowl, and a world in jeopardy.
Learning the rules of being a witch takes years, but Parris McCall needs to master them in only weeks. Ty Wallace is going mad with his desire for Parris, but she’s a distraction in his quest to find Coven X before they take The Council and everyone he knows down.
The couple searches for Ty’s mentor, but he’s disappeared. Their only clue comes from a banished witch. When they return, not only are their own lives threatened, but a new life hangs in the balance.
Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
Thanks Lynn for your post! And no, none of us REALLY believe these cancelled shows were your fault!