Writers Workshop: The Has-Beens

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mama’s Losin’ It

After self-diagnosing early this year that I was indeed suffering from chain watching, one of this week's writing prompts definitely had the makings of manna from heaven. I have chosen to do....what else?

3.) List 6 retired TV shows you’d like to see come back

Doing this prompt today certainly cements my status of not being cured from chain watching...or any kind of binge-watching whatsoever. I've even posted about some of the series here on the blog, hoping that it alleviates some of my craving but to no avail. Here's my list of 6 TV has-beens that I'd like to see come back:


1. The X-Files (1993-2002, 9 seasons)
My number 1 pick. I am a huge, huge fan of this cult classic. I always pictured myself as the third wheel along the Scully/Mulder investigations. I chose this because I lie awake sometimes in the dead of the night, wondering who was behind the conspiracy theories that The X-Files made me believe.  Yes, the aliens did it. Or did they?


2. Desperate Housewives (2004-2012, 8 seasons)
I was the other desperate housewife...or at least, I was in my mind. I loved these girls to bits and how funny, exciting and yes, sometimes menacing, they made suburban life appeared. All those crazy antics and all those juicy secrets are definitely just some reasons to bring the old Wisteria Lane neighbourhood back.


3. Fringe (2008-2013, 5 seasons)
The idea of having another me in an alternate universe screamed so loudly that I could not resist adding this show on the list because I just gotta know if there is another me somewhere in the deep, dark unknown. To say that it intrigued me to no end would be an understatement. Although I must admit, it confused me a whole lot too. In which other series can you say, "Where the hell am I?" as each episode starts?


4. Breaking Bad (2008-2013, 5 seasons)
I know, I know. Unless they find some way to bring Walter White back from the dead, (in which case it will no longer be a Breaking Bad episode, and more like a Walking Dead one), this quality series is not coming back at all. It ended well, as it should. But I sure wish I could've been bad a little while longer.


5. House M.D. (2004-2012, 8 seasons)
Well, the list of TV series will not be complete without including a medical drama. I actually loathe specialist dramas because medical jargons really do bore me. House M.D. is no different. A lot of mumbo-jumbo gets thrown about, but a dark, demented, diabolical doctor who elicits a love-hate reaction from fans certainly appeals to my evil side. Good enough for 8 seasons. I am on my last season of this series on Netflix, and although I'm not quite finished, I am already dreading twiddling my thumbs when I'm done.


6.How I Met Your Mother (2005-2013, 9 seasons)
It was really a toss up between this show and Friends. I love both and the general theme of both shows seem to be in the same vein - having good friends and finding true love. With all its laugh, impossible, funny situations, love choices and decisions, the show re-affirms that you don't need to look far and wide for love, and that it is not crazy to wait for your soul mate. It speaks to my romantic side, which is rare, since I consider myself a cynical romantic. But it's simple and feel-good and it's got Canadian roots because of Robin Sparkles, what more can I ask for?

4 caring thoughts:

  1. Carol said...:

    Oh... you are so young, or I am so old!

    My list is Charlie's Angels (the original), Gilligan's Island, Dukes of Hazzard, Highway to Heaven, The Love Boat, Ghost Whisperer, and Cold Case.

  1. Kimberly said...:

    Is it too early to profess my love for you because you love X-files?
    I was addicted to that show. Addicted. I was super bummed when it finished.
    I watched the movies but I didn't find them too good.

  1. Mama Kat said...:

    I wonder how many seasons Full House ran, because that's the show I'd really like to see come back. Or one like it. There really aren't any great family shows anymore. Boo!

  1. theextrapounds said...:

    Good choices! I would have loved for House to continue but would have been devastated by Wilson's death. I never got into HIMYM and Desperate Housewives eventually got old so I never finished it. In place of those two, I would add ER and Gilmore Girls (I wasn't satisfied with the ending) :D