But Kings... ah, it breaks my heart that the story ended where it did. Not right. Not right at all. And I miss Jack. Sharp-edged Jack with all his broken places.
What about y'all? What shows do you feel were cut short the most cruelly?
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One of my favorite television quotes is from "Burning Down the House", the first episode of the third season of due South.
"People are not interchangeable like snow mobile parts," says our hero, when his father tells him that one 'Yank' is as good as another.
But, so often in television and movies, women have been interchangeable -- the Bond movies providing a prime example of such a thing. In each movie, there's a 'Bond girl' and Bond's affection for her lasts only through that particular movie, to be switched out for the new girl at the start of the next movie. The Austin Powers movies parody this concept (while, of course, using it themselves).
Many 'action' television series take this same stance -- women flit in and out of the lead (male) characters' lives, only important for as long as they're onscreen, soon to be forgotten (unless the actress returns for a one-shot 'reunion'). Girl of the day, woman of the week, maybe even important enough to make the lead shed a manly tear or two, but rarely important enough to ever be mentioned again.
Action movies (and action/'buddy' shows) tend to assume that their audience is young men, the assumption, perhaps, being that men would prefer to see the hero with a succession of (beautiful, of course) women, as opposed to struggling through a more complex and permanent relationship.
So, my job decided that the best way to celebrate my coming back from vacation was to give me an eleven-hour shift on my first day back (speaking of, my vacation was good -- met my brother's girlfriend for the first time and she's funny, smart, and totally cute. And they are cuddly and adorable together, which is such a departure from how my brother used to be -- he was always very emotionally reserved.). So, that was yesterday, completely gone. I'm going to do my best to respond to (shockingly out-of-date) comments now.
And there's no new Doctor Who for ages. So sad! Though the future casting news makes me happy. Still, I'm already all hyped up for S4 and the S4 companion! And now I must wait!