Now that we are nearly two months into 2015, with all the resolutions already tested severely, it’s certainly time to go ahead in a fresh new direction. Same goes with our beloved Idiot box, many networks decided to pull the plug on some long running TV shows, which won’t be returning in 2015 to entertain us. While some overstayed their welcome, for some the end was premature.
Never has a show created such a sharp divide among its followers. Even before the start of the last season, the theories kept pouring in which path the show would choose. The show surprised everyone with an ending that was much darker than anticipated, and it infuriated some of the fans so much, that the creators had to release an alternate ending a few months later.
Even the last season wasn’t a certainty, with the decision made at the very last moment to wrap everything up in the eighth season. When it ended finally, even the most staunch fans agreed the time was up.
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USA network’s Psychic dose had a bit of a shaky start. The show was a successor to Monk, and its brilliance meant that Psych had really big shoes to fill. The actors quickly found their rhythm though, and show soon came out of the shadows to become a weekly dose of unmatched humour, amazing guest stars, and its numerous pop culture references.
USA announced early on that 8th season will be its last, and the last season was the most experimental one, as Psych stepped away from its comfort zone. The finale wrapped everything up pretty nicely, and a lot of eyes welled up to see the show finally hanging up its boots.
The Mentalist was about two things: Simon Baker and Red John. Baker carried the show nearly by himself for the entire time the show remained on air, and his immaculate acting nearly polished over the other flaws the show had.
When a serial killer ( Red John) murders the family of a pretend psychic, he starts assisting the police in order to catch him. The Red John arc was fantastic, and all the episodes were nail biters, but when he was finally revealed, it felt like it was rushed and a result of being out of ideas.
The show ran out of gas soon, and the new arcs the show created were just delaying the inevitable.
4. White Collar
A light-hearted show, White Collar wasn’t groundbreaking , but the thing which clicked for it was the brilliant chemistry between the protagonists, Whenever the show needed some inspiration, it was this very aspect which came to the fore.
Some times the trust arc between the leads seemed to be overdone, but the show could be excused because of the brilliant and snappy dialogue it led to.
While the last season wasn’t the greatest, the series paced itself pretty well.
When a show has an outlaw Motorcycle gang at its core, you could imagine it will be something good. Something good it indeed was, surpassing everyone’s expectations to become FX’s highest grossing show.
Each season had two overlapping time lines ;one depicted the protagonist’s personal life, the other his motor cycle gang.
Show managed to entertain during its entirety, and the last season was a fitting end.
The short time community was on air, it always felt that a cancellation was imminent. The only reason it managed to survive for as long as it did, was due to its fan following. Although the support waned a little after Dan Harmon left the show, the staunch supporters remained unmoved. Known for its quirky, out of the box comedy, Community wasn’t known for shying away from experimentation.
After being on the bubble for as long as it did, it wasn’t a big surprise when NBC decided to cancel it, but departure from Television didn’t mean the end of the world for Community. Yahoo jumped in and saved the show, and now the sixth season is set to première on Yahoo screen, thus saving it from a fate reminiscent of firefly.
Which is your favorite TV show among these six?