Another reason to despair that I’d missed because I was too concerned with the sinister machinations of the lame duck Congress
FX has canceled “Terriers,” easily the best TV show of 2010.
In fact, “Terriers” joins (what to me is) the celebrated pantheon of great shows killed before their time — even as, eg., “Two and a Half Men” continues to pump out scenarios in which Charlie never really grows up and Ducky’s various neuroses are pricked for “comic” effect; “How I Met Your Mother” goes into yet another season-long analepsis of banal pre-marital intrigue; and on and on.
Some other great shows that should never have been canceled but were, because the American viewing audience is, by and large, sophomoric and lazy, and because we are nearing a kind of cultural bankruptcy as a society:
1. “Freaks and Geeks”
Okay. So maybe I’m overstating things a bit.
Still. Add your own choices in the comments. Me, I’m too depressed just now to think clearly.
Ah. That’s the stuff.