I'm finding so many great shows, the only trouble is...

@dragon54u (31638)
United States
April 18, 2010 9:17am CST
They were canceled years ago! I recently found the CHILL channel, it specializes in horror. I can do without the Saw movies, etc., but they have marathons that are multiple episodes of horror series. I've recently enjoyed American Gothic and Wolf Lake. I watched almost no television from 1972-2009 so as you can see I missed a lot of stuff! I had better things to do then, like making a living and later raising my children. But now I'm alone and have some time in the evenings to enjoy all the fantasy worlds that I missed. I also discovered IFC, which has the old Monty Python series and also The Whitest Kids U Know. I love TWKUK!! Trevor Moore is a genius and the show is one of the few that make me laugh aloud. Anyway, have you ever discovered a TV show that you really like but it's no longer making new episodes?
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Yep! Firefly. I had no idea this show existed until a few years ago and it had been cancelled many years before that. The movie "Serenity" is based on the show, or vice versa. It's a "cowboys in space" kinda thing. Sounds weird, I know, but it's quite good! We bought the series on DVD so I was able to see each episode after I had seen the movie. Aside from that, I can remember most old shows. There's one I was recently reminded of, kind of indirectly. Because I was reminded of it, I want to see it again but it was cancelled a LONG time ago. It was a British comedy series called 'The Young Ones'. I LOVED that show when it was on! VERY funny! I would love it if they would put it on again because, even though it was made in the 80's (I believe), it would still be funny today. Do you remember the old show "Dark Shadows"? I watched that show religiously, every day, right after school. I saw it years later but it was so corny I couldn't remember what I saw in it. The acting was pathetically bad! LOL
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I was nuts about DS, too! One scene I remember in particular is one in which Victoria Winters was kissing Quentin (the werewolf) and a big string of spit stretched between them when they parted. It was nonchalantly waved away in what looked like a natural gesture, good recovery! I recently found DS remade on the Chiller channel but it wasn't very good and Ben Cross is no Jonathan Frid! I like British TV. I saw a couple episodes of Firefly but I was married then and my husband was bored by it so I never got to watch any more of it. I like Dr. Who, too, I've watched that one and off since the late 1970's!
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
BTW, I just read that Johnny Depp has plans to remake DS into a movie! He loved the show, too!
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Oh, man! I'll be watching for that remake. I adore Johnny Depp! Not only is he what I consider a real HUNK but he's an incredibly versatile actor. Awesome!!!! I hope he does the remake and I also hope it's soon!
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@ElicBxn (61134)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I actually knew about some that weren't available in Austin when they were on. Legend - with Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver & Star Gate SG1) and The Sentinel, both were on Paramount when they tried to have their own network.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
19 Apr 10
I'm not sure I saw Legend but I kind of remember Sentinel. Did you ever watch that one about the English guy that could fix things when the cops gave up? I can't remember the name of it but it was a good show!
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@ElicBxn (61134)
• United States
19 Apr 10
the Equalizer?
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
19 Apr 10
That's it, Elic! Thank you! And Edward Woodward was the elegant rescuer.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
18 Apr 10
i watch the Chiller Channel marathons during the week IF they are playing a show that I use to watch but their movies SUCK...they edit them SO MUCH they just arent enjoyable for me..and some of them are just plain dumb IMO...IFC is a good channel, they play some good movies...for old shows you could also try TvLand I think the channel is called....
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I've watched TVLand before, they do have some good shows. I found a movie I'd been wanting to see on Chiller called 28 Days After. I'm glad I didn't waste the money to see it in the theater, it really sucked! In fact, after 20 minutes I just deleted it. What a bore! I TiVo everything so I don't have to watch commercials and I'm not stuck in front of the TV for hours.
@bunnybon7 (43782)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 10
TVland is having its first own sitcom in may I think it is. i cant hardly wait and hope i dont miss the first show. its called Hot in Cleveland and its got Betty White in it shes 88yrs and still wonderful. have you heard about that?
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I haven't heard of that but Betty White is a funny gal and I bet the show will be worth watching!
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Yes, Every so often we come across and old TV series that is no longer on but is still really good. There is a show called Sliders that was cancelled years ago that we really like. Also even though we watched all the episodes when they were on we still love to watch old re-runs of Star Trek The Next Generation. It was such a good show, and still is. Also Buffy the Vampire slayer was an awesome show.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I LOVED Sliders!! Why do they always cancel the good shows?! It really tells you the quality of the viewing audience when all those good shows are canceled and the airwaves are flooded with ridiculous reality shows and the like.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
19 Apr 10
It's NOT the viewing audience that causes the cancellations, it's the networks!!! It's CHEAPER to produce a reality show than good quality shows. The networks don't give a rat's behind what we want to watch. Their PROFIT margin is ALL they care about!!!
@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
19 Apr 10
My husband likes Bonanza, and I like anything with Andy Griffith in it.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
19 Apr 10
Andy Griffith has had a great career because he was so talented. I recently saw an old movie of his and didn't realize he was such a good dramatic actor. I remember watching Bonanza as a child, my dad used to call it "Bananas"!
@Triper (71)
• Portugal
19 Apr 10
That is normal in lots of USA shows from mid 90s, at least they now do a speedy finish and bye bye, new show go go go go. At least, is what they sometimes do, I think StarGate SG-1 was just ended from nowhere and nothing more, people hatted and eated the "There was no end, OMG!". Yep, is bad and companies shouldn't do that, at least they could just give a crap end so people could discuss about and not just talk like - Hey, they just don't pass it anymore O_O WTF happened to end in that? But people can't do nothing, money talks more then fans. =\
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
19 Apr 10
As long as they make money, they'll ignore what people really want. It's done in the movies, in television and in government.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
There are lots of old shows that were cut off kinda short. Its a great thing there is a channel now on t.v. that shows all those oldie shows. My favorites are the sitcoms and dramas. I enjoy watching Gilligan's Island and the A-team. That channel does cost extra to be added with my regular cable channels though.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
19 Apr 10
Oh, I loved the A Team!! That was a great show and funny, too. I always wondered why the Professor didn't make a good radio or why they didn't lock Gilligan up during an escape attempt because he always screwed things up--but then, it would be a short show and not nearly as funny!
@bunnybon7 (43782)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 10
yes. since i became disabled ive found all kinds. and like you ive found new channels i didnt know about. i loved American gothis. found it last year. and Millinium. have you seen that one? guess those were missed when they quit making them.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I watched Millennium for awhile when it first came out, I really liked it!
@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
18 Apr 10
The whitest kids you know? Hmm, that one musta passed by me. Well, I remember watching "Bosom Buddies," with a yound Tom Hanks and really liking it as a kid. I read on yahoo news that there is an awards ceremony re-uniting the cast after 30yrs! God I feel old now. And Tom Hanks lOOKS old. I liked that show a lot. I guess I liked it because most of my mom's friends were gay, so it kinda made sense, even though bosom buddies were straight.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
If you like twisted humor, you'll love WKUK. Trevor Moore created it. Here is a video of him doing a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Uf9rsBbhc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blHneDDQx0E The last is a bit more twisted than the usual humor of the show but for some reason I find it hilarious.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Monty Python and the Flying circus has to be the one series that I like to watch the most that is not in current production. I happen upon them by accident, I was a fan of the movie In Search of the Holy Grail but hadn't paid attention that there was a made for TV series by the same production company. I have BBCAmerica so I the luxury of watching the series. I think it also come on PBS but I do not watch anything on the station.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Apr 10
I watch PBS sometimes but it rarely has anything I'm interested in. I love Monty Python and got to see the Spam sketch again a couple weeks ago. I laughed as much as I did when I first saw it!