Freaks and Geeks

Four TV Shows That Deserved More Than One Series

Molly Raby June 23, 2022

There is no worse feeling than finishing a show you’ve just binged and realising there isn’t another series coming! For most shows, they come to a natural end. But a select few get annoyingly cancelled before their time, leaving us with questions and a hole in our heart

Here is a list of those shows that deserved more than their one series. Some of these, we will never recover from, and that is something we’ll have to live with.

Crashing

Crashing is a laugh-out-loud comedy written by esteemed writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge who went on to write Killing Eve, Fleabag and was on the writing team of No Time To Die. Similar to everything else she has written, Crashing is a smash hit.

It follows six very different characters who live in an abandoned hospital. We see their relationship ups and downs, with the awkwardness and hilarity that can ensue. The easily bingable show has 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and, even though it came out in 2016, people are still hoping for a second series.

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Freaks and Geeks

Just before the turn of the century, this show was broadcast and caught the hearts of millions. It follows a high-schooler and his friends as they are terrorized by their fellow students and brilliantly strike-out with girls. Set in the 1980s it’s just a great story of kids trying to find their way.

Not only does Freaks and Geeks have a star-studded cast, people loved it! It currently has a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. One fan wrote that Freaks and Geeks is ‘the most endearing, well-aged, and paramount tv series to be cancelled after only one season.’

Gypsy

Spearheaded by Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts, Gypsy is a gripping thriller. Jean (Watts) is a successful therapist in New York who develops an intimate relationship with the people in her patients’ life. The results, while exciting, are disastrous for everyone involved.

This show was apparently cancelled due to its low ratings, However, many people disagree with the professional critics. Gypsy was left on a massive cliffhanger with many unanswered questions, so naturally, people are still begging for second series.

I’m Not Okay With This

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Charles Forsman, I’m Not Okay With This follows teenager Sydney Novak as she navigates the stresses of high school, family issues and her sexuality. If this wasn’t enough to put on one teens shoulders, she also unlocks supernatural powers and, naturally, chaos ensues.

As you can imagine, this show is the epitome of the word ‘quirky’ and awkward. While sarcastic and strong, Novak is also relatable and hilarious. Audiences gave this 85% on Rotten Tomatoes with reviewers labelling it ‘one of the very good few Netflix originals which unfortunately and tragically got cancelled.’

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Hi, I’m Molly and I recently graduated with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing from Salford University. I have a passion for film and TV and also love a bit of sport. I have always had a keen interest in journalism, so Freshered seems like the perfect place for me. I can usually be found watching Mamma Mia on repeat, at any given time.