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It was the wrong show

May 18, 2010 - Paul Giannamore

Like the old Dr. John Song, "Right Place, Wrong Time," I've been watching great shows on TV that not enough others love.

That didn't used to be important in the days when TV shows had a beginning, a middle and an end every week, presenting us life in 30- or 60- minute segments.

Nowadays, with the continuing-saga kind of shows, it's not so easy to accept cancellation for we fans, is it?

First was "Jericho." Other than comic books (and I'm waiting for my next installment, good folks at Devils Due Publishing), Kansas is still stuck in the aftermath of nuclear terrorist attacks on many major U.S. cities.

I also have become hooked on "Lie to Me" on FOX, which will be running out of episodes in June and apparently isn't on the fall schedule. I suppose we'll never know enough about Dr. Cal Lightman and the development of his science of reading faces.

And, last but not least, is "Flash Forward" on ABC, apparently too close to the "Lost" format and not as successful. The show, which featured the whole world blacking out last fall and seeing life on April 29 for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, will end this month. Unless there's a miracle, the plot lines aren't going to resolve and I'll be forced to another campaign of sending nuts to TV executives and hoping for a comic book, the way the fans ("Rangers") did with "Jericho".

I just keep on picking the wrong shows.

Has to be some message about reading more. Books, unless they're really bad, don't end in the middle.


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