In a rare instance we actually cover a show that has yet to be canceled in hopes that it will not be canceled: Dollhouse. We review the first season and let you know why you should watch. Also, the Emmys just happened, so why shouldn’t we say a thing or two about the only canceled show to win some this year? (It was Pushing Daisies). Besides that, we’ve got an update on everyone’s favorite show with “Ruby” in the title, Ruby and the Rockits, and some typical DVD-style time killin’. I mean news. Listen up, dirtbag! Oh, that reminds me, the winner of the Mean Contest is announced at the end of this episode.
Fear Itself ran on NBC in the summer of 2008 before being replaced by some stupid thing called the Olympics. Apparently the Peacock didn’t think people wanted to be scared once the Olympics ended, though, and Fear Itself disappeared without so much as a goodbye. Now the entire series, including all the unaired episodes, is available on DVD, and we’re here to tell you it’s… different.
In this issue there’s no real news, so we talk at great length about the special features on the Harper’s Island DVD. But don’t worry, it’s not boring. We mostly make fun of the Harper’s Globe webseries, and you know how we get about that kind of stuff. If you don’t know, the way we get is “ridiculous.” We’ve also got a review of the Middleman comic book tie-in and a load of DVD news for you to thrill over. What a fantastic time for all of us!
The Beast roared (get it?) onto A&E in January 2009, slashing and clawing (get it?) the cable-based, same-time-slot competition, of which there was none. However, it had to stay behind and lick its wounds (get it?) when Patrick Swayze’s worsening prostate cancer did not allow him to continue prowling (get it?) the airwaves. So, with its leader of the pack (get it?), alpha male (get it?), head of the pride (GET IT?) out of the jungle (GET IT? DO YOU?), the Beast was shot to death by the kind of gun one might use against a large, mammalian predator (OH MY LORD DO YOU GET IT?). But now, thanks to the magic of DVD, you too can mount this crime drama on your wall of taxidermy (THESE ARE JOKES ABOUT BEASTS).
We’re back from a three-week news hiatus, and boy did that ever turn sour. Not only did some stuff get canceled, but also some people died. We’re not even kidding. But on a lighter note, we have a little chat about the murders of The Goode Family and Surviving Suburbia, review the first season of the 1987 series Wiseguy, and overload you with DVD updates. It’s that time of year, folks! The time of year where we do all those things we just said!
The Middleman plays like a kind of Men in Black meets Chuck, but that was apparently not what viewers wanted from ABC Family last year. The series was canceled after just 12 of its planned 13 episodes, though the final episode was recently produced as a graphic novel from Viper Comics.
In this issue we’ve got an important update about the return of Futurama, harsh discussion about Drawn Together and the people who watch it, introspection on darkness in television, and a big load of nostalgia for you to like or dislike! It’s pretty standard stuff!
A few weeks ago ABC quit airing Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies for good. The show displayed Fuller’s excellent eye for detail and light view of death, making it one of the most unique comedies of all time. Audiences hate uniqueness, though, and saw to it that the show was canceled due to low viewership. At least we’ve all got the comic book series to look forward to!
In this issue we’ve got an update on The Listener, heated, angry discussion about how stupid Fox is in regards to Futurama, Emmy crap, and a review of the DVD release of The State. Hell, that ain’t even all. Just when you think we’re done, we yammer on some more.
Harper’s Island just completed its run on CBS, and we’re here to revel in every painful moment of this gloriously bad “thriller.” While it’s true this season of the show was supposed to answer all questions and wrap up completely, if the show had done well CBS likely would’ve picked it up as a one-slasher-mystery-per-season ongoing series. Thus, we’re covering this bad boy on Axed. If you haven’t seen the show, it is available for free on CBS.com or Netflix Instant Watch.