questionsdo you ever watch cancelled shows online that you…

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Lots of shows. I just finished Arrested Development for the first time. Trailer Park Boys is another. I'm sure I'll remember some more after I've had my coffee.

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Very often. My DVD shelves could easily provide programming for the "Brilliant but Cancelled" network for at least a couple of seasons.

Dollhouse is the only Whedonverse show I watched while it aired. Buffy, Angel and Firefly I didn't catch until DVD. Okay, I did watch Dr. Horrible on the web as each bit came out but that was a little different. I'm currently working through Gilmore Girls. Last year I watched My So Called Life and Freaks and Geeks.

I also have had a bunch of shows that I've gotten into on DVD when they were in their last or second to last season. Most notably I've done that with Battlestar and Eureka.

One nice thing about watching shows on DVD is that you don't have to wait nearly as long after a season ending cliffhanger. That saved me much grief and agony with Battlestar particularly.

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A little show a few of you may have heard of called Firefly?

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@thedogma: I love trailer park boys! I know people like that. It could be my home town!

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@bkarlan: Speaking of Married with Children, that brings up the question of what is a canceled show?

That show was on the air from 1987 to 1997. So when they stop running it, do you considered that canceled or just run it's course?

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Yes and then I always gripe that they were canceled, wish they had more stories to tell, and kick myself for not supporting them when they were on.

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terminator the sarah connor chronicles

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@luisibarra81: Sarah Connor Chronicles was a great show.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was another personal favorite that only lasted one season.

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Only ones I've seen before. Lately I'm watching Whose Line Is It Anyway (the American version) MAN, I love that show!

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Oh yeah, all the time. Streaming stuff is a great way to dabble in old tv shows and good background noise at the same time.

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Yes. Arrested Development, Reaper, Dollhouse, Trailer Park Boys, Andy Barker P.I.

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Code Monkeys. High-Big-T-Lartity-Ous!

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@djp519: Just finished Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip on Amazon Instant.

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Those are the only shows I watch. I am watching all of Star Trek. Right now I'm up to Voyager S01E12. Thank you Roku and Netflix! I was in Japan when they aired here.

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I just got Netflix and I've been addicted to watching TV series! I prefer to read book series the same way, I don't like to wait to find out what happens next! If an episode ends and I'm super curious because of the suspenseful ending I can just watch the next episode.

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I recently got into Jericho on Netflix and found it better than I expected. I have been trying this with other shows on Netflix and Amazon with mixed success. It is amazing to me how many entertainment choices there are and how many I have missed (for better or worse) over the years.

I have found that there were a lot of good sitcoms in the '90's that got canceled too early. Back then, Friends, Cheers, Wings, Frasier, Home Improvement, and so many other huge sitcoms overshadowed any new ones that came out and caused a lot to be prematurely canceled since they weren't the next "Friends," etc.

The best "canceled" show of all time is Newsradio. I will watch that series over and over. As previous mentioned in an earlier post, I don't know if it qualifies as canceled since it was on for 5 years, but it did get canceled...

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Firefly.

Discussion complete.

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United States of Tara- I really liked it. I was pretty pleased that everything ended well, I don't usually get that sort of closure with shows I start after they've been canceled.

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Arrested Development...um...I'm sure there are others, can't recall right now.
eta: Anything that ran its course shouldn't count.
eta 2: Space; above and beyond. Hooaah!

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is my most recent favorite find. Great show. Great cast. Really wish it had gotten a longer run.

I've found a number of single season cancelled shows on DVD through Amazon for insanely cheap prices. Yay prime shipping! Haven't watched them just yet, but I have some high and some realistic hopes.
Worst Week $5.85
Trauma $6.99
Kidnapped $5.58
Daybreak $4.99
(these are the prices I paid, not necessarily the price you'd pay now.) I've been told at least a couple of them are pretty good. At those prices, I'm just glad for the entertainment time that $5-7 bought me.

There are so many shows that I'm behind on that I don't tend to go seeking old shows I haven't seen yet. Instead I've spent the last couple months desperately trying to start from the beginning and catch up on things like Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy & Damages. Next on the catch up list are things like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire & Mad Men. And then the list continues...

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I prefer it that way. I am then able to watch the whole series as I have time. That is how I watched all of Babylon 5.

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@funkadelic78: They made a show about bugs? What will those crazy people think of next?

Yes. I've discovered plenty of awesome things thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming. Arrested Development definitely comes to mind. I would also go with (even though it isn't cancelled, I discovered it when it was 2 and a half seasons in on Hulu) Community. Netflix also introduced me to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

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I think "The Wire" enjoys a pretty solid following on the secondary market.

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I love Better Off Ted and Pushing Daisies. Thank goodness for Netflix!

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"The Dana Carvey Show" -- sketch comedy featuring Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert in the early 90s. Hilarious and subversive. Which means it was canned after the first season. The "waiters who are disgusted by food" sketch is unreasonably funny.

With Dan Harmon gone, does "Community" count as canceled yet?

And, of course, as many have offered, "Arrested Development." The epitome of the show canceled before its time.

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@bonzaipotato: My wife and I just (re-)watched a couple of episodes of Better Off Ted last night -- we laughed harder at the fourth or fifth viewing of those episodes than we do at pretty much any other current TV comedies. How was it that a show as good as BOT got cancelled so soon?

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#2: Dead Like Me. Sad I missed it first-run.

Well, everything but that HORRIBLE HORRIBLE movie which I will NOT acknowledge from this point hence.

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I've re-watched lots of shows, like Pushing Daisies and 21 Jump Street (lots of good 80s/90s star cameos, quite a few guest stars showed up in the cast of 90210!)

I've also watched shows that I felt like I couldn't jump into partway through without being confused, like 24 and The Tudors. Not necessarily cancelled, but the run was completed.