Well, the CW schedule is official, (you can check it out on the official CW web site http://cwtv.com) and I must admit, I’ve never been so disappointed with anything (TV releated) in my entire life. For most of my life, I’ve been pretty lucky. I’ve never had a beloved show ripped away from me before its time. Most of my favourites had nice long runs. Sure there was the odd cancellation that upset me, Jack & Bobby, Grosse Pointe, Models Inc. to name a few – but overall I was happy and lucky (I never watched Angel!).
Of course as of today, everything has changed (I sound like a Lost promo!). EVERWOOD has been unceremoniously cancelled, well before its time. No show dared to tackle family drama in such an honest and enthraling way. I can honestly say I loved every hour I spent in EVERWOOD, never thinking, ‘Wow, this show is waste of my time,’ a thought I often have while watching SMALLVILLE. The writing was brilliant, original and funny. We laughed with Bright, we cried with Dr. Brown, and were shipped for Amy & Ephram and Andy & Nina. EVERWOOD will be greatly missed. Let’s hope the WB at least has the courtesy to release the rest of the series on DVD.
The thing that makes this all the worse, is that instead of EVERWOOD (a challenging and original show), we’re getting left with run of the mill, uninspired, poorly acted dreck. Yes, I’m talking about you 7th HEAVEN. You had a good 10 years, it’s time to take a break! How many more ‘life lessons’ do we need to learn? Also hurting EVERWOOD’s chances was the return of (serial cheater CHad Michael Murray) and ONE TREE HILL. To be honest, OTH is a guilty pleasure. But I would have left you with Jake in Missippi (or whereever he is) if I could keep EVERWOOD for another season.
So for me at least, UPFRONT WEEK has come to an depressing end. While I will still watch some of my WB/UPN favourites, including GILMORE GIRLS, and VERONICA MARS. I can’t help but wish this week never happened. I wish that the Powers that Be would come to their senses, and give EVERWOOD another season.