Three years ago, I discovered a new show that I absolutely loved. GRIMM. What if fairy tales weren’t fiction? What if there were people who could change into monster-like creatures? What if they weren’t all monsters but, you know, the resident clock repairman or the bridge builder?
After six episodes, ratings were low and every television reporting website I frequent (there are many) said it was on the cusp of being cancelled. That it could go either way. I thought for sure it would be gone — networks do that, you know. If a show they demo doesn’t meet XYZ on their list, they axe it. It happened with several of my other favorite shows, and almost always on network television (cable TV tends to give shows more time to find their audience.) For example LIFE with Damien Lewis and DETROIT 1-8-7. Both great shows with solid writing and acting. Great characters. For LIFE, they let the creators finish the story arc so that there was closure by the end of the second and final season. For DETROIT, they left us with a huge cliffhanger. And then there was FIREFLY … oh, don’t get me started. Brilliant show, great characters, fabulous writing … and TPTB screwed it all up.