With May well underway, a lot of my favorite television shows have either wrapped up for the season, or are about to. I’ll admit it with a measure of fondness and frustration that I recall some of the best-and-yet-worst season cliff hangers…Captain Picard gone AWOL with the Borg, Agent Mulder trapped in a blazing boxcar of smallpox-stricken aliens, Malcolm Reynolds discovering that River Tam had the makings of a pilot (oh, wait, that was an actual ending, and now I’ve just made us all feel bad…).
Those ‘to be continued’ endings left me hating the long wait to see the story continue and yet I loved the anticipation. Quite particularly in the case of Mulder and the boxcar, I enjoyed speculating how he’d get out, and then they never explained it (which was proportionally disappointing). So here were are, on the verge of summer and I’m toying with the idea of sifting through Hulu to find some older series to bridge the gap. I’ve got a couple in mind, but I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions to throw my way. Perhaps obviously, I’ve already seen most of the best sci-fi ones. (I am dragging my heels through the last of Farscape because I don’t want it to end!)
I was going to wind this up with something thought provoking, but now all I can think about is how anti-climactic that X-Files season ender was. And then there was all that business with the bees. Well. Let’s leave it at that. But feel free to recommend any favorite series, or clue me in to your favorite ‘summer series’ shows and I’ll try to catch one of them.