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I’m writing a little something different today, I mean yes it’s still about tv shows well in a way, what I want to talk about right now is shows canceled to soon, and with those pesky cliffhangers I might add! If you want to end a show fine but at least give it a ending close out the story because that’s the only fair thing to do for the fans and then everyone involved in making the show.
Do you have any shows that ended with cliffhangers that make you just want to go why?! Why?! Well here are my top five shows that ended with cliffhangers, that made me go no! Why?!
We all know this is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves! As one season wonders have been done A LOT and my list doesn't change THAT much, for my 5 I have a bit of a mix of older and newer shows, but I am still REALLY annoyed about them all!
Susan - Susan Harris is a writer from Cork, Ireland and when she’s not torturing her readers with heart-wrenching plot twists or killer cliffhangers, she’s probably getting some new book related ink, binging her latest TV or music obsession, or with her nose in a book. She is a proud founding Member of the Muser VIPers and is responsible for Melanie not breaking the Website on an almost daily basis!
The Tomorrow People was one of those shows that had everything, teenage angst, superpowers, a love triangle and a killer storyline that was just getting to the really twisty part when the CW cancelled it. The season ended on a cliffhanger that indicated some really interesting potential for season 2...but alas, it was not to be. The same could also be said for The Secret Circle which the CW cancelled as well.
Southland was a brilliant cop show that ran for five seasons before it was cancelled on one of either the best or worst cliffhangers depending on how you look at it. Something happens in the final episode and the audience never gets to see the outcome of one of the main characters and I still think back and wonder WTH happened in the end!!!
Does anyone remember Revolution? The post apocalyptic show where Bella Swan's dad is surviving in a world without power...that's not really the story but Billy Burke was one of the reasons I kept watching this show, but after two seasons, it was cancelled on a frustrating cliffhanger, because season 3 had already been planned so there was no resolving it for anyone.
Prodigal Son fell victim to the curse of Fox, and ended on what has to be one of the most frustrating cliffhangers of all time! I never understood why people didn't tune in to to watch the spectacular acting from Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young and Tom Payne, but as crazy as some of it was, that should have been enough to hook viewers like it did me and then ends in a grey area that could have been exciting to watch in season 3.
Pitch was another victim of the curse of Fox where shows that are not police or emergency rarely survive. This followed the first woman to play in Major League Baseball and the trails and tribulations that come along with that. It also had a very grumpy, very bearded Mark-Paul Gosselaar which I approved off immensely. But having had us root for the main character Ginny from the get go, the one season wonder ended on a massive cliffhanger and no resolution.
So which shows hurt the most for you? Let us know!
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