3 Shows That Need to Be Brought Back And 3 That Can Be Laid to Rest

3 Shows That Need to Be Brought Back And 3 That Can Be Laid to Rest

Sometimes goodbyes are sad and sometimes they're needed.
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I constantly go through the cycle of finding a show that I get invested in. I fall in love with the characters and become a part of the story. Then, I get the worst news that I could ever receive: show canceled. I fall apart..and sometimes I don't. I've compiled a list over the years of the best and worst canceled shows.

Shows That Need to Come Back:

1.“Roadies”

“Roadies” only ran for ten episodes in the summer of 2016. The showed narrated the stories of those that put in the blood and sweat into making a concert happen. “Roadies” brought in different musical acts under the guise that they couldn’t find a permanent opening act for the tour. They hosted a variety of artists from Halsey to John Mellencamp to Jackson Browne. This show was quite unique because it was marketed towards a very broad age group, but sadly, the wide and unfound market was its fault that led to the show being canceled.

2.“The Finder”

“The Finder” was aired as a spin-off of the crime-drama show “Bones.” Starring Geoff Stults as Walter who has this untamable gift to find things that are lost, along with a bar-owning legal counsel, a US marshal, and a gypsy girl who together, try to keep him out and sometimes get him into trouble.

3.“Veronica Mars”

“Veronica Mars” aired for 3 seasons from 2004-2007 starring the ever-lovable Kristen Bell as the titular character. It was an anthem for everyone who didn’t feel as though they belonged. Veronica used to be popular until her best friend was killed and then everything went downhill. She taught me that you don’t have to be loved by everyone to live and sometimes it's better if you have a few enemies. Although deeply adored by many the show was still canceled, and the producers were so upset about it that they purposefully left the show with a cliffhanger. But that wasn’t the end.

In 2014 a “Veronica Mars” movie was released. The movie was funded by a Kickstarter campaign launched by the Rob Lowe, the creator of the television show, that raised over $5.5 million from over 90 thousand backers, breaking an all-time record for a number of backers.

Shows That Can Be Laid to Rest:

1.“Finding Carter”

“Finding Carter” was built around the storyline of a teenager, Carter, who had just found out that her mother who had raised was her kidnapper and she was sent to live with her real family. The show was fast paced and detailed. It had a dramatic flare targeted towards MTV’s adolescent aged market and fit right in. The only problem with it was that because of how intense and fast-paced the first season was, the second season just couldn’t keep up and they got so desperate that at the end of the first season they end up repeating plotlines. Although it was great while it was around, towards the end it almost became a chore to watch.

2.“Bunheads”

Starring Sutton Foster, the Broadway performer and created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the same creator of “Gilmore Girls,” this show looked good on paper. Vegas showgirl marries rich guy moves out of Vegas and they live a happily ever after, but it just didn’t click. It’s fun to watch and gives you all the feels, it’s sad in parts and funny in others. It may even lead you to break out your old ballet shoes for a minute. But, along with underdeveloped characters, there was just a hollowness in the storyline. Although I did miss this show, when it left after a single season it was not a surprise.

3.“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”

I’ve been watching “Criminal Minds” for the past few years so I thought that this show would be amazing, but it lacked something that the original show lacked, besides Derek Morgan: depth. It was dry and very shallow as far as TV shows go. Besides a few episodes that included Agent Garret’s son, there was no personalization or solid storyline between the episodes, which led to its end after two seasons.

If any of these shows revamped and jumped out of the grave, I would be psyched, but for now, I will lay them to rest while binging on the series when they were at better plot points.

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5 Mac Miller Songs You Need To Listen To Keep His Legacy Alive In 2019

Months after his passing, Mac Miller's music is still in my constant rotation.

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If anyone reading this follows me on social media or talks to me somewhat consistently, they already know how much recently I have been in a niche for Mac Miller. A few weeks ago on Twitter, an NPR Tiny Desk concert popped up on my feed (check out that NPR video here) and it just pushed me into a craving to listen to some Mac Miller.

While it was extremely difficult for me to funnel this down to five songs, I found it suiting to limit myself to this. By no means am I saying that any of these songs are the best off the album or the best from Mac in general, just some that I find very powerful.

1. Self Care - Swimming

This song came off his last album released shortly before his passing. This is personally one of my favorite songs of all time. The idea of 'self care' is something that has overtaken multiple social media platforms and slowly has become something that's original meaning has been taken out of context. Miller battled heavily with addiction and in other songs talked about his struggles. In this song, many are comforted by the lyrics, "Self care, I'm treatin' me right, yeah
Hell yeah, we gonna be alright."

2. BDE Bonus - Best Day Ever

The beginning of this song is a crescendo into a beat that loops for most of the song. Its combination of uplifting sound and carefree lyrics are a throwback to Miller's beginnings in the music industry. Miller also talks about his rise to fame in the music industry and how people used to not believe in him. "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile. Pursuit to be happy, only laughing like a child. I never thought life would be this sweet. It got me cheesin' from cheek to cheek, aye, aye"

3. 100 Grandkids - GO:OOD AM

The first lines of this song are somber for me. The first time I listened to this song after Mac Miller's passing I seriously cried, "I made a promise to my momma. That I'll bless her with some grandkids, she can spoil them". Miller continues talking about how he is just living life until he meets the one to settle down with and love. I have grown to love the lyrics more than feel sad for them and this too is on my list of favorite songs.

4. Stay - The Divine Feminine 

This songs focal point is asking for his love to not leave him and, fitting with the song title, stay. The lyrics express not only the pain he feared from his relationship ending but the love that he had for his companion and the time they had shared together already.

5. Knock Knock

This song has hella nostalgia to me, this was the first song by Mac Miller I heard back in 2010. I vividly remember being 9 watching the music video for this one night on Music Choice back before AT&T U-Verse became DirecTV (talk about a throwback). The upbeat lyrics and beat made me giggle and the music video was even more entertaining. His album "K.I.D.S." came out that summer featuring other classic Mac Miller songs like 'Nikes on My Feet', 'Senior Skip Day' and 'Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza'.

This one goes out to you Mac, rest easy. If you would like a playlist that includes some artists that have similar sounds or often collaborated with him, check out one of my playlists here.

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