Three Things Thursday

(last night’s) Workout: Ran outside 7.1 miles (67 min) (9:25 pace)

Houston, we have a problem.

I had a little Garmin issue at mile 5. I stopped to fix it and thought I had pressed pause, but no such luck. I’m happy with my pace on this run overall, but it was really hard to maintain. Doing that for another 6 miles sounds pretty torturous at the moment. So, that worries me about the Gasparilla Half Marathon on Sunday.

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I didn’t exactly get to TV Tuesday this week, so I thought I’d make Three Things Thursday about TV! Clearly watching 5 hours of it a day isn’t enough for me, so I have to talk about it too.

Today’s three things are TV shows that were awesome, but cancelled too early.

I could go on and on about Veronica Mars and Dead Like Me, but I won’t…because I already did. All of these shows barely made it 2 seasons. I’m pretty sure I shed tears for each one of them while eating a gallon of ice cream with a wooden spoon to comfort myself.

1.  Pushing Daisies

 

This show is so cute it’s ridiculous. It’s like bunnies snuggling in oversized tea cups.

This show is a comedy/drama about Ned – a man who has the power to bring people back to life by touching them. If he touches the person again, they die…again. If he doesn’t touch them within a minute of bringing them back to life, someone in the vicinity of where they are will die.

Ned uses his power to help find the killers of those who were murdered (by temporarily bringing the murdered person back to life, asking him or her questions, and fulfilling their last wish). Helping Ned is along the way is a private detective (Chi McBride) and Ned’s childhood love, Charlotte (Anna Friel), who was dead…but Ned brought her back to life…so he can’t touch her…or she’ll die again.

This is getting complicated.

Just watch it.

2.  Samantha Who?

This sitcom (no laugh track, whew) stars Christina Applegate as a woman who suffers from amnesia. She’s forced to find out who she really was before she lost her memory and what she learns is that she wasn’t a good person.

This show is really funny and really cute. It co-stars Melissa McCarthy (Sookie on Gilmore Girls!) as one of Samatha’s friends, and Barry Watson (hottie from 7th Heaven!) as her on again/off again boyfriend.

The cast of this show just works together really well and the episodes have that perfect mixture of funny and heartwarming (I think Cougar Town has that too. Go watch that one now while it’s still on the air so I don’t have to cry myself to sleep if it gets cancelled).

3.  Party Down

 

You’ve probably never heard of this show. And that’s because it was on the Starz network and no one gives a crap about that station. I think.

Anyway, the best way to describe this show is The Office but with caterers. This one is about a bunch of out of work actors who are working as caterers while trying to make it big. This show is hilarious and vulgar, and it’s so great.

It was created by Rob Thomas, who created Veronica Mars, so a bunch of actors from VM either star in or guest star in this show (including Kristen Bell). Jane Lynch also starred in the first season until Glee stole her away – because Glee is evil.  

This show is definitely worth checking out and it’s on watch instantly on Netflix if you have that.

What is a TV show you loved that was cancelled too soon? (You can’t say Firefly because everyone says Firefly. Oh, and you can’t say FlashForward either, because that show sucked.) 🙂

P.S. Hubs just won us tickets to see Wicked tonight! Fun!

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  1. Becky

    You just had to add that LAST LINE didn’t you! .

    Interesting….you made me want to watch the first two, but not the last one. 🙂 Sucks when shows are cancelled too soon…..I had liked the Mountain on the WB/CW when I was in college. That was just axed mid-first season. Owell…I couldn’t tell you now if it was a great show…I just remembered I didn’t like they got rid of it before anything happened. I only just finished watching Firefly – so I will say – THAT REALLY WAS AXED TOO SOON! Sniff, sniff…sorry…had to…cuz JUST WATCHED IT! 🙂

    I can’t really think of any others…..I’m sure there are some.

  2. Becky

    Ohhh, Hyperdrive from BBC.

  3. I remember wanting to see Samantha who but never got around to it.

    I am still with you on dead like me.

  4. Jason

    Jericho
    Heroes
    Chase (they may or may not be cancelling this one, but it looks that way)

  5. i thought of you tonight when i was watching jeopardy and then got sidetracked and when i came back “The Big Bang Theory” was on…wowwww that needs to be cancelled asap…also speaking of cougar town did that get replaced by the new matthew perry show?

  6. Stacie

    I have heard that Wicked is an amazing play! I’d love to hear if you liked it!

    I don’t know about tv shows cancelled too soon, but one show that needs to go away is The Real World. I just saw a preview for a new season in Vegas. This HAS to be like season 80 now. So ridiculous. The sad part is I will prolly still watch it.

  7. I am soooo jealous! Wicked is our favorite show ever! I always screw up my Garmin and then get so mad about it. My friends think its hilarious. Your pace was great, and you’ll be excited at the race this weekend so I think you’ll be able to keep it up!

  8. You are infinitely faster than me. Well maybe not infinitely, but quite a bit.

    I miss Boston Public.

    As for Wicked, it used to be my favorite show, but I saw it too many times. We were lucky enough to see it on Broadway with the original cast, so there’s no way that can be topped. I just saw South Pacific, so I’m lovin’ that one right now.

    BLIZZARD today. No joke. I’ll have to post a pic.

  9. Kelly

    Jherico was cancelled to soon!! Loved that show!!
    I would kill to run outside right now 🙁 I am in Maine and 28 degrees and snowing – boo! Bring on spring!

    • I liked Jericho too! But I didn’t watch it until it was already cancelled and on DVD, so at least I prepared myself for it ahead of time. 🙂 I bet with that snow you get pretty mountain views that we don’t get here. I miss the snow…but it is nice to run outside on a cool night in FL and not have to worry about slipping on the ice. 😉

  10. I loved Samantha Who. I have always wanted to get into Pushing Daisies and have never heard of the third one.
    The show I miss is Life. I really liked that one.

  11. Mz. Teri

    I absolutely adored Pushing Daisies and I also really liked Samantha Who. You’re correct, never hear of Party Down.

    I loved the show Life (with Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, and Adam Arkin). That show was cut at the prime of its Life (pun intended). lol

  12. Stacie@sugarandsneakers

    I’ve heard so much about Wicked, but still have yet to see it! Sounds like you had a fun night though.

    If you ever get the chance to see Jersey Boys – DO IT! My parents wanted to see it when we went to Vegas so I just went as a compromise (they promised we could see Phantom of the Opera too). To this day, it is the best show I have ever seen!

  13. I LOVED Pushing Daisies! So sad it was cancelled. I loved how the picture always seemed hypersaturated – made the whole experience surreal. They were supposed to do a final episode, but I don’t think it ever aired. 🙁