TV shows are the ultimate source of entertainment for people these days. There are so many TV shows that came out a long time ago, but they are still worth watching even now (e.g. Friends). However, many major TV shows were canceled before their time. They say all good things must come to an end – a perfect phrase for TV shows whether they end or are cancelled.
All we need is another season, but all we’re left with is bittersweet nostalgia for a treasured series that ended too soon. Here are some TV shows that were at their peak when they were canceled.
1. The Descent (2016-2017)
“The Get Down” was an incredible series that covered many stories at once – one young man discovering his love for hip-hop and another young girl rising to fame in 1970s Bronx.
The fact that this show was dropped after 1 season is just frustrating. The music for ‘The Get Down’ was just wonderful and the actors conveyed the show very well and made it engaging to watch. While it’s unconfirmed why it was canceled suddenly, many say it was because of production delays and budget cuts. Nevertheless, the stories of these Bronx teenagers could have been so much more.
2. The Society (2019)
The show’s premise “The Society” is enough to settle on the best series that has to do with apocalypse-like dangers. It’s about a gathering of young people who suddenly find themselves having to figure out how to run their own community after the rest of the population has disappeared out of nowhere.
From afar, this premise looks a lot of fun. In any case, even after that, the show was still canceled due to COVID-19 issues. “The Society” had been retconned for a season 2, but it was then scrapped before production began, so it looks like we’ll never get that sequel we so desperately needed.
3. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)
There were countless fans who were irritated that the new form of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” was cancelled. This new adaptation of Sabrina took a fuzzier turn, as we watched her discover how to control her extraordinary powers while simultaneously trying to be a typical youngster, with adversaries like the devil himself chasing her.
It was a strong, alternate take for someone like “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, but it was well received. The story was invigorating, the characters different and relatable, and the comedy (when there was any) was hilarious. With only two seasons (divided into two sections each), there were so many more stories that could have been told about Sabrina.
4. The OA (2016-2019)
Another two-season show – “The OA” is based on Pirate Johnson, a young woman who, long gone, unexpectedly reappears, thinking of herself as the OA, which stands for “Original Angel”. Now she has scars on her back and can see, even though she was blind when she disappeared.
The premise is really intriguing. It seems like an incredible mystery and would have continued to be had it entered a third season, but they were never able to complete the story. As indicated by what Jason Isaacs told Collider, the show was intended to be a five-season arc. Surprisingly, the series was dropped after two hours. Perhaps the cost of production was a factor, or maybe the viewership just wasn’t up to Netflix’s expectations for the series. There will be no sequel to the show, although it is generally well received.
5. GLOW (2017-2019)
The cancellation of ‘GLOW’ is the most visibly terrible due to the fact that it was so good. It follows the story of fictional characters who were important to 1980s gimmicks, including partnered women’s professional wrestling, also known as “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” (GLOW).
With three seasons, ‘GLOW’ has developed a fan base with the glowing values that this show constantly talks about, from recognition from others to feeling good. While the show was mostly comedy, the emotional moments seemed to hit relatively hard. The cast was full of talent, with the lead, Alison Brie, capturing the hearts of viewers. Nevertheless, a Netflix representative said that they are dropping the show due to COVID-19-related reasons, causing huge disappointment for fans.