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United States of Tara has been cancelled.

US of T is an amazing show with excellent writing, compelling characters, and a moving, intriguing story line. Diablo Cody was the mastermind behind this show, and the characters she created were dynamic; strong, intelligent women with ambition, passion and investment for something besides a man.

It's an absolute travesty that this show is ending now. It was just getting really good. We discovered some major stuff this season; information on why Tara has Dissociative Identity Disorder. We were going somewhere really interesting with Moosh, too, and with Kate and Max and Charmaine and Nate. I was fucking miserable when I heard this news last night, and I don't feel any better about it with a night's sleep.

This show was so fucking good! And while crappy-ass television shows like Jersey Shore, Two and A Half Men, and the ridiculous number of CSI and Law & Order versions continue to be picked up despite terrible writing and plainly awful concepts, a unique show has been axed. I know television is all about ratings and money, and shows like Jersey Shore and CSI garner those things (for reasons that utterly escape me, but whatever). But it's just such a fucking shame that truly amazing television shows like Firefly, Dollhouse, My So-Called Life, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, and now United States of Tara will never get the continuations they so veritably deserve.

Date: 2011-05-26 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
godDAMMIT i LIKED that show. i need to catch up on episodes that made it on air before this ridiculousness but argh this is frustrating. it's because it actually has intelligence behind it. An actual story, character development, it was just a damn interesting show. :/

Date: 2011-05-30 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I KNOW! It's fucking awful! This was literally one of my favourite shows on television, and it's ending and without even a proper series finale. When I see the last episode, I know I'm gonna bawl my eyes out.

You definitely need to catch up on episodes. This season is amazing and terrifying and wonderful!

Date: 2011-05-26 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry about your show. I don't have cable/satellite so I have to be selective with the shows I watch and whatnot, so I never watched it. But, the list that you mentioned of shows getting cancelled, I LOOOOOOVVED Pushing Daisies and Arrested Development and was going to watch Firefly and Dollhouse (and probably still will at some point). My sisters also watched Dead Like Me and Veronica Mars.

My biggest deal with Pushing Daisies was that it never got a full season. During its first season there was the writer's strike and then they cancelled it in the middle of it's second season. My mad face was permanently fixed in mad for the rest of that show season.

I really don't understand why new, fresh, clever, interesting, etc. shows don't seem to make it, even though, from what I've seen/heard, they do end up having a fairly large fanbase. No, they may not be the Jersey Shore sized ones but at least we can think, but there ARE fan bases there.

I definitely feel your frustration, and hopefully, HOPEFULLY things can/will start changing. -crosses fingers-

Date: 2011-05-30 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the commiseration, bb! I know this is nature of the beast that is competitive, capitalist television, but it still pains me deeply that so many good shows don't get the run they really should.

Date: 2011-05-27 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was GUTTED when I heard. It's my favourite show!

Date: 2011-05-30 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ALICE! *whimper*

It's so fucking sad. This show's amazing to a ridiculous degree, and I know I'm gonna be mourning its end for years to come.

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