T.V. Shows that were canceled & now I’m pissed: featuring Do No Harm.
Where do I even start with this. Do No Harm debuted January 31st, 2013 on NBC and was canceled after only two episodes aired, due to low ratings.
This program was about a Neurosurgeon, that at 8:26pm every day he turned into an evil version of himself, that lasts for 12 hours. It was following how he tried to balance his split lives and how it affects people around him. Basically a modern day take on the Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde story.
After the first episode, I was personally surprised that it got as low ratings as it did. Perhaps no one knew about it, or what it was about? I found it really interesting with a lot of potential. Perhaps if NBC had stuck with it longer than two weeks it would have picked up speed, but who knows.
Four episodes in all were filmed, out of the 12 ordered for season 1. It is unknown at this time if the remaining two will air.
There isn’t a whole lot I can say about this one. Just that I believe this is a case of a solid show with a lot of potential missing the audience. I’d rate it a 7.3/10
T.V. shows that were canceled & now I’m pissed. This time unfortunately featuring, Ben And Kate.
Ben & Kate debuted September 25th, 2012 on FOX. It was officially canceled on January 23rd, 2013, after airing 13 of its filmed 15 episodes. FOX has announced that the remaining episodes will air at “some point”, more than likely during the summer.
This was the first program of this season to be canceled that I am legit rattled about. This quickly became one of my favourite shows. It’ll suck to see it go.
Ben & Kate follows a brother & sister, as well as her child. The brother moves back in with his sister, and single mom raising her young daughter. Ben is a prankster & is always trying to invent something new. His sister Kate however, is a more grounded, logical person. However in the later episodes it seems like they made her more quirky. Almost like they were trying to fashion her after “New Girl”.
The style of humor on this show was some of the best of any of the new shows this season. It’s fast & witty, as well as some interesting supporting cast. It never failed to make me laugh. Some of the stupid situations they managed to get themselves into is hilarious in itself. Many critics gave this program positive ratings, however it was only averaging 2.5-3.5 million viewers per episode. Making it one of the least watched new comedies. Which is stupid & I don’t understand it.
Kate was played by Dakota Johnson, daughter of actor Don Johnson & Melanie Griffith. Ben was played by Nat Faxon, an Academy award winning screen writer, best known for co-writing the film The Descendants. Geoff Stults appeared in a few episodes, best known for playing Major Walter Sherman in The Finder.
I’ll miss this show for sure & will be looking forward to the two episodes to come in the future. I’d give this program an 8.5/10 rating for superior comedic wit & great acting.
New Shows! This time featuring, Touch.
Touch debuted January 25th, 2012 on FOX. It has a total of 13 episodes for season 1, and season 2 is scheduled to debut February 8th, 2013.
Staring Kiefer Sutherland, this fantasy thriller isn’t your typical television drama. It’s focused around Kiefer’s son, Jake who is an autistic savant. He speaks no words for much of the shows first season. He has a way of becoming obsessed with numbers. It being a single digit, or a reoccurring pattern. There are more like him out there, as you come to find out.
The way they manage to “wrap” the story up, while opening many more questions keeps you wanting more. Perhaps not to the extent of The Walking Dead, but it wouldn’t be fair to compare the two.
I quite enjoy this program, as it is not like anything else I’ve found on television at this time. It’s unique enough to capture the viewer, without them getting too lost or confused along the way. Sutherland also does a fine job. Using his “action hero” persona from the days of 24 along with a very sensitive side, being a single father caring for his emotionally gifted son after losing his wife in the 9/11 attacks.
Veteran actor Danny Glover also lends his talents for much of the first season.
It’ll be interesting to see if Touch manages to capture the audience for season two. Hopefully it does. It’d be a shame to see it fail.
Season two debuts February 8th on FOX.