All Mike M. Wants for Festivus
by Mike Moody, posted Dec 11th 2009 10:02AM
In honor of the great Frank Costanza, and to ring in the holiday season, we're celebrating Festivus here at the Squad by sharing our personal TV wish lists. This year, I'm wishing for ...
- An awesome end for Dollhouse. I know its cancellation was inevitable – the series was forever tanking in the ratings, and even Joss Whedon devotees were sometimes underwhelmed by it – but I really loved the experimental nature of the show. Dollhouse was a weird, funny and sometimes very dark playground where Whedon could try out new ideas and put new spins on old ones. I'm looking forward to watching the final episodes.
- More sci-fi stuff on Stargate Universe. I love the slow burn character arcs, but would it kill the writers to shake things up a bit with a little action and some fantastic science fiction-based stories?
- Fox's Fringe to stay on course. So far, Fringe has delivered ten solid episodes this season. Let's hope the streak continues.
- More love for Community. I know Modern Family is the current ratings winner and critical darling out of all the new comedies, but NBC's scruffy campus sitcom deserves just as many viewers as ABC's funny mockumentary show.
- Something remotely interesting to happen on ABC's V. I know people are loving this show, but I've found it to be pretty drab and underwhelming so far. Hopefully it'll return with more than just age-old sci-fi movie clichés and a bland tone next year.
- A great second season for Warehouse 13. Syfy's nutty answer to The X-Files turned out to be surprisingly fun and addictive. I'd also love more screen time for Allison Scagliotti's Caludia.
- For Lauren Graham to finally win an Emmy. We really have no idea if NBC's Parenthood redo will be any good, but I'm crossing my fingers that the amazing Gilmore Girls vet will make it awesome by her presence alone.
- A mind-blowing season finale for Dexter. This season has had its ups and downs, but something tells me that the final hour (airing next Sunday!) will be one we won't soon forget.
- An even more mind-blowing series finale for Lost. The greatest TV drama of our time deserves a great ending. And judging by what's come before, I don't think I'll be disappointed.