Over the last few months seemingly not a network show cancellation goes by without news breaking that Netflix is interested in picking it up. Following news that the streaming entertainment service has commissioned Arrested Development for another season, Netflix has considered Terra Nova and The River for a revival. If you tolerate this, CW's recently axed Ringer will be next...
Now Arrested Development, on one hand, was a critically acclaimed, beloved comedy that ended its three-year run in 2006.
Then there's Terra Nova and The River -- two shows that, for all intents and purposes, lacked that level of critical acclaim and fandom passion. How many people were really likely to take up a Netflix subscription to watch another season of The River? People still talk about Arrested Development six years after it ended, did anyone even talk about The River while it was on the air?
So, with this in mind, I'm presenting my nomination for a show Netflix should consider giving a second chance...
For those of you not aware, Terriers was an FX show that aired in 2010. It followed the lives of two private investigators in the town of Ocean Beach, CA as they found themselves torn between flights of noirish fancy and the reality and responsibilities of being adults.
The show didn't try to reinvent the wheel. It wasn't high concept. But it did what it did exceptionally well. Hank and Britt, the main characters, were fleshed out and well-written and the cases each week were unusual and interesting. The character arcs were understated and the relationships between the cast were portrayed with a level of raw emotion that made the writing and acting hit home as hard as any outlandish plot twist or high concept idea could.
Here are five reasons I think Netflix should look into reviving it:
So, in conclusion, Netflix, you should really get on top of this.
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