I might have an affinity for television shows that don't make it very far. Some make it just one season and others two, but they never have as much success as others out there. Here are some shows that need to come back...for me.
1) Bomb Girls. This show, I discovered on Netflix a couple weeks ago, takes place in the 1940's in Ontario, Canada. It's centered around the lives of (mostly) women workers at a bomb factory. This was a time in history when women were beginning to work outside the house, during the Second World War, in more areas than just teaching and administrative tasks. This show is wonderful because it shows feminism in the baby stages of realization. Watching this show makes me quite grateful that I didn't live in the '40's, even in Canada where racism wasn't built into the government. The shit women had to put up with from men was endless and absurd. Unfortunately, the show only lasted two seasons, but I'm pretty sure I'll be watching them again.
2) Pushing Daisies. I can't tell you how many times I've watched the two seasons. This charming story is about a pie maker who has a special, and dangerous, gift of bringing things back from the dead. He uses this gift to solve murders by bringing the victim back from the dead to ask who killed them. He brings his childhood sweetheart back and they have to live life together while never touching because she'll go back to being dead again. It's a fast talking, sweet show.
3) Happy Endings. I took this hysterical show for granted when it was on the air. It was described as 'It's like Friends only with a black guy!', or something like that. They lied, it's nothing like friends, it's actually funny. Happy Endings was a great show because they made each friend out of the six share the spotlight equally. Each character was well developed. Most comic sitcoms that have the 'token black guy' give him an underdeveloped role, he often provides the comic relief by saying something outrageous or doing something silly that helps with a main character (See: every episode of New Girl, Ben and Kate, Friends With Benefits ever). But this show has Damon Wayans Jr.'s character with his own emotions and story that integrates fully into the other characters' lives. If his character, Brad Williams, was to leave the show, he would not be easily replaced. I would really like for this show to be given a second chance, also I want it to be on Netflix. Please and Thank you.
4) Ben & Kate. I'm not even sure if this show made it a full season, but it was unique. A young, single mother whose older, irresponsible brother moves in isn't (that I know of) a show that's been done before. The show chronicles the dating and work life of the mom and the misadventures of her brother with his trusty 'token black guy' friend while being funny and unconventional.
5) Up All Night. As described in the imdb paragraph it irreverently looks at raising a human child. It had great casting, with hysterical Maya Rudolph (one of the funniest women alive), multi-talented Christina Applegate, always funny Will Arnett. The show made it just two seasons, but it could have really gone on for 18 more years, until that baby went to college.
6) Flight of the Conchords. This is another show I have watched its two seasons countless times. It seamlessly incorporates dry humor and great music and that is a dream! Two New Zealander (I think that's right) men are in NY trying to become big name musicians all while learning how to live in this strange place. It is in my top five favorite shows ever and I reference one of their songs on a daily basis.
What shows do you want to make a comeback, perhaps like the amazing show Arrested Development?