Saturday, April 28, 2007

Spinout and crash

Oh fercryinoutloud.

Fox has canceled Drive, the new Tim Minear-produced show starring Nathan Fillion (over there on your right), after only four episodes.

A similar fate befell Firefly and Wonderfalls, which have gone on to done-too-soon cult status, and while I have to admit Drive didn't grab me by the throat and leave me drained and babbling like a monkey fanboy (as Firefly and Wonderfalls did), I was giving it a chance to grow on me, and it was starting to.

I don't understand how Fox could spend most of 2007 teasing us with this show and then pull the plug after a month. Well, no, I guess I could understand it. The ratings are in the toilet – Drive actually finished fifth in its time slot – but wow.

Minear must be wondering what he has to do to stay on the air. I only hope and pray he doesn't come back with something predictable and safe and unbecoming of his incredible creative talent.


Blogger Wally Conger said...

I watched the first two hours of Drive, then decided I didn't want to invest too much time in it -- at least till I saw it being "picked up," then I figgered I'd rent the first-season DVDs to catch up with Season 2. Ah well... Not even enough episodes shot to make up a DVD set, it seems.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I hate FOX- and I haven't watched in it months since my television antenna got disconnected during a very windy storm and I've been too lazy to reconnect it. I don't know how anyone watches that network anymore given what incredibly inconsiderate things they do to their viewers.

4:37 PM  

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