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selannia
selannia
This could pull me out of retirement.
I haven't actually posted in forever, but this meme intrigued me. Let's see how long I last!


Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death


One: Show that should never have been cancelled

My pick is The Middleman.

This show, based on the graphic novel of the same name, aired in 2008 on ABCFamily and only ran for 12 episodes. It starred Matt Keeslar as The Middleman, Natalie Morales as Wendy Watson and Mary Pat Gleason as the cranky robot Ida. Oh, and the recurring Big Bad was played by the man, the myth, the secret toy surprise in every show he's ever been a part of, MR. MARK SHEPPARD!!! I know!

The story focused on The Middleman (no name), a straight arrow and all around good egg, who solved crimes of a strange, supernatural or otherworldly nature using really cool weapons and a set of ethics from the 1940's. Wendy is a struggling artist with a crazy good memory and an unflappable nature tapped to be his sidekick and probable successor. There is only one Middleman at a time and he or she is backed by O2STK (Organization Too Secret to Know). No members of this organization are ever seen and only Ida knows the whole backstory, but she's generally too irritated to bother with much exposition. Both Keeslar and Morales had the ability to recite intricate lines of crazy dialog really fast. They'd give Matt Smith or Cumberbatch a run for their money in the talking department. Also, Keeslar is hot. Also also, Morales is hot.

This show was a geek's dream come true. An episode could reference Dune, Escape from New York and the band The Zombies. It had all the nerd references, snappy dialog and genuine heart as a season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and MST3K combined. Therefore, it was doomed.

Cancelled after 12 episodes, the series finale 13th episode wasn't shot. It was released as a graphic novel and was actually performed as a table read by the original cast at the 2009 San Diego ComicCon.

The Middleman is on DVD. Selannia says "Check it out."
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jhava From: jhava Date: February 14th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm definitely going to check this one out! The way you've described it, it pretty much does ping all of the geek buttons.

DVD works for me :D.
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