Canceled Too Soon

Some TV shows last for years, others are canceled too soon! Professional critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review television series that lasted only one season (or one episode) in this epic ongoing podcast.
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Welcome to Canceled Too Soon, the podcast that only reviews TV shows that lasted one season or less! Every week, your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold will guide you through television's strangest missteps, and decide once and for all if they were... canceled too soon!

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Mar 5, 2017

Fifty years ago, hundreds of Alcatraz inmates disappeared. Now, the most notorious criminals in American history are loose in San Francisco, where a tough cop and a comic book nerd team up to find them and discover the real story behind their magic silver blood and super-duper mystery keys. ALCATRAZ was a weird, weird, weird show from Bad Robot, the makers of LOST, that was canceled after only one short season.

But was ALCATRAZ... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are on the case! They'll track down every awesome ALCATRAZ guest star - like MR. ROBOT's Rami Malek, MOONLIGHT's Mahershala Ali and LUKE CAGE's Theo Rossi - and delve into every one of this series' lingering mysteries. Was ALCATRAZ a good cop show that suffered from too many prison drama flashbacks? Was it a good prison drama that suffered from too many cop show flashforwards? We're about to find out.

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  • five and a half months ago
    Andrew Scholey
    Hey Dewit and Debibs. Long time listener with a couple of questions. Do you have a cinematic spark? A moment you can point to, a ground zero as it were where you discovered your love for cinema? Mine came early. My father would let me play with my GI Joes and Transformers in the livingroom while he watched the Ontarian cinefile staple Elwy Yost's Saturday Night At The Movies which he would set the VCR to tape and watch the next day after church. The rule was I could stay in the room and play with my toys as long as I didn't make too much noise. So I was acclimated and had exposure to early cinema that paved the way to the cinema nerd I am now. While others had childhood nightmares about Bambi I had them about Moe Green being shot in the eye in the Godfather. My father allowing me in our livingroom on those Sunday afternoons instilled an acclamation of sorts for cinema which has carried me to this day. So do either of you have a similar example? Secondly after listening to your latest episode, I have a question about how resemblance to a character in film to ones own life can affect your view on the film in question. My father as mentioned before looked a damn close resemblance to Christopher Reeves. More bizzare he had an accident that rendered him a quadriplegic so after Reeves accident I saw the spitting image of my father in his wheelchair being trotted around in things like the tv movie of Rear Window. Any more examples you might have? Oh, and for Cancelled Too Soon you must have an exception episode for Twin Peaks... C'mon guys.
  • five and a half months ago
    George White
    Sam Neill and Charles Dance, as a friend noted, are basically the lowest division of big stars.

    Granada TV in the UK had a House of Lords set that was used for various series, eg First Among Equals.

    Dr. Who has done that a lot. The 1970s story The Ribos Operation is set on a sort of medieval Russian planet, and the BBC had just finished making a big budget TV movie of Anna Karenina, so they just used the same sets.
    Similarly, a lot of sci-fi props from Gerry Anderson shows ended up owned by the BBC, and other things too, like the laser gun from Man with the Golden Gun was used as a spaceship console in BBC's Blake's 7, and the 1960s Dalek movie Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD was shot on the same sets, with some of the same cast (eg Bernard Cribbins) and sound effects as the 1967 Casino Royale.