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02 July 2016 @ 06:00 pm
July Question Meme: Day 2  
Asked by frelling_tralk:

Which tv show cancellation hit you the hardest?

Honestly, there's so many shows that I felt upset about being cancelled, especially ones that ended so prematurely, I could write essays about how they all deserved better. But I think I'll always be bitter and angry about the cancellation of Caprica, the prequel series to Battlestar Galactica. Syfy really mishandled the show right from the start, with the biggest offender being the mid-season extended hiatus which, when they came back, changed the days and time and did little promotion so nobody knew when it actually came back, and that ultimately sealed its unfortunate fate. I loved that show so much, it held so much potential and promise and it was heading into a wonderful direction in expanding the world and these characters and I loved the actors involved and everything, but sadly, despite the massive success of BSG, the network just didn't have enough faith in it.

Following closely to that would be Legend of the Seeker. I had just gotten into the show, literally binge-watched to catch up to its current episodes, before it was announced that it would be cancelled after two seasons. I was just introduced to this fantastically lighthearted and silly but awesome fantasy show that I had fallen in love with instantly, only for it to be taken away. I was incredibly heartbroken. I'm still not over it, to be honest, and a delusional part of me still wants there to be a third season even after all this time.

Asked by ellipsisms:

Lays or Pringles? Hagan Daaz or Ben & Jerrys? Forever 21 or H&M?

While I haven't had either in quite a while, and I have liked both for different reasons, I definitely had a soft spot for Lays due to their barbecue chips, which were heaven to me for a time. Häagen-Dazs all the way, baby. I think it's basically a tie between Häagen-Dazs and Baskin Robbins for favorite ice cream of all time, in my opinion anyway. And Forever 21 has always been one of my favorite places to shop.
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Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on July 3rd, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
It honestly was so good, and I'm saddened that not only did the network not have any faith in it, but also that so many people (former BSG fans) just not give it a chance. Caprica had something special, and they just let it slip right through their fingers. I'm kind of thankful that we had that epilogue in the end of the finale which did give us a glimpse of what could have been for the future of this story, but at the same time it's unfair because I honestly wanted to know so much more. :(
night_owl_9: TMNT - heroes in a half-shellnight_owl_9 on July 3rd, 2016 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness Baskin Robbins!
Julie: AoE ★ heretiqueragnarok_08 on July 3rd, 2016 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm still bummed that Legend of the Seeker got cancelled...

Eeyup, Baskin Robbins is great :33
orangerfulorangerful on July 4th, 2016 04:41 am (UTC)
Poor LotS...I feel like if it had just come out a few years later, it could have been an awesome Netflix original. I mean, with the popularity of 'Game of Thrones', they could have sold that story and been picked up for reals, instead of being the last of the weird shows that aired randomly on weekends, maybe, unless there was a basketball game. So much potential!!! I remember fighting so hard to get that third season.
Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on July 10th, 2016 07:14 am (UTC)
I seriously wish that Legend of the Seeker had the same level of popularity that Game of Thrones gathered, because imagine how awesome that would be. I mean, we could have had an epic lighthearted fantasy that is fun and entertaining rather than the grimdark, grittier versions of the genre that are becoming more common now.

It had two seasons worth though, and it gave us something special with what we were given. But it just makes you wonder about what would have happened had there been a third season, all of that potential with the story and plot and where it could have gone. Sigh.
sentry mode activated: marvel | i've got red in my ledgerellipsisms on July 4th, 2016 06:27 am (UTC)
Ooh I love Baskin Robbins. I'm super sad that the east coast basically doesn't have any. They have a couple, but all of those are connected to a Dunkin Doughnuts. There are no individual Baskin Robbins.
Renée: Claire. No ordinary girl.rogueslayer452 on July 9th, 2016 04:13 pm (UTC)
The one I frequently go to is connected to a Subway (and my local grocery store has a section of small containers of Baskin Robbins ice cream available, so that's a bonus). There is also a Stone Cold Creamery in the area, but I've honestly never eaten any of their ice creams. I've heard great things about them, though.
Kelly: tv+lots+karayellowteagues_veil on July 8th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
Legend of the Seeker! D: Same! I WAS SO BUMMED, MAN! Such potential. I need to read the books.
Renée: LotS. Team Epic Hotness.rogueslayer452 on July 9th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
From what I hear though, the books are really horrible. They're quite misogynistic, especially later in the series, which is why a lot of people were happy/relieved that the show never went in that direction and just did their own thing by making them more lighthearted fantasy and woman-friendly.
Kelly: tv+lots+karayellowteagues_veil on July 10th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
I knew the author was super misogynistic but I hadn't done much research into the books (an ex of mine, whom I refer to as "the troll," was OBSESSED with them and kept trying to bash LoTR [my fav at the time] by praising The Sword of Truth). SAD that it translated into the books! I was hoping the characters would be even more badass in the books, because there was more material to fully explore them. Oh well. :(
an idea is bulletproof: BtVS - defianceelizalavelle on July 8th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yes to Caprica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The finale really opened up how epic the show was going to get and we just missed all of that.

I haven't watched Legend of the Seeker but I remember seeing people be really into it back in the day. I probably should get around to that one eventually.
Renée: Caprica. Reconciliation.rogueslayer452 on July 9th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
It honestly was heading into a beautiful direction, and I was already engaged with the story as it was, and it pains me that we'll never, ever going to see that. It showed much promise, so much potential, and people let it slip through their fingers. Syfy was basically a fool for letting it go, and I'll never stop being bitter and angry over it.

Legend of the Seeker is such a gift of a show. It is a beautifully lighthearted fantasy series that, while it has dramatic moments, never is something that takes itself too seriously, features so many empowering women and it's a refuge for people who want the opposite of Game of Thrones, essentially. It's so good. I think you would like it. :)
an idea is bulletproof: television  I TV TVelizalavelle on July 11th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
I feel like SyFy and some of the fandom expected it to be just like Battlestar and it wasn't. It was something else that was completely original and it really could have been epic if they'd had a few seasons.

I'll have to check it out then. Back on my list she goes!
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on July 11th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I remember someone from the BSG fandom actually complained that Caprica had no actual space battles or spaceships (lol wtf that's not all that BSG was either but whatever) and also that it was too "Buffy-fied" because it focused on a teenage girl. And I was just so ???? over that comment. I also feel that some fans were bitter about how BSG ended that they thought it would be the ultimate "fuck you" to RDM to not tune into Caprica. Regardless, nobody gave it an honest chance, and it really saddens me to this day. We could have had something amazing, but they just let it go.

I also feel like Syfy was miffed that BSG ended on their terms that they just didn't care about anything else tied to that universe. They basically flip-flopped over the other prequel series, Blood & Chrome, as well. It was planned to be a webseries, then an actual series, then a webseries again, before just airing all the web episodes at once as a miniseries and never did anything else with it beyond that.

(Syfy is a big flip-flopper over many things, it has cancelled and did many of its programs wrong, so I shouldn't be surprised. But it still guts me every time when I think about what could have been.)
an idea is bulletproof: BSG - make me smile R/Aelizalavelle on July 12th, 2016 09:48 am (UTC)
For sure. BSG was set in Space but it wasn't a typical spaceship show, it was more about politics, survival, and religion of humanity to me and then got into what makes us human as we got the cylon reveal.

That question of what makes us human was so central to Caprica as was looking into religion and politics and we all knew it was heading towards the survival of the human race and yet.. put a teenage girl in and no one could see that the show was really working with the same sort of themes.

.. and now I want to rewatch Caprica.