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Month-long TV Meme - Day #01 - A show that should never have been cancelled.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season).
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever.
Day 05 - A show you hate.
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch.
Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times.
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.
Day 14 - Favourite male character.
Day 15 - Favourite female character.
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show.
Day 17 - Favourite mini series.
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.
Day 20 - Favourite kiss.
Day 21 - Favourite ship.
Day 22 - Favourite series finale.
Day 23 - Most annoying character.
Day 24 - Best quote.
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new).
Day 26 - OMG WTF? season finale.
Day 27 - Best pilot episode.
Day 28 - First TV show obsession.
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession.
Day 30 - Saddest character death.

Day #01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.

That would be Kingdom. It's a British show and starred Stephen Fry. It was set in Norfolk and followed the life of Peter Kingdom, a small-town solicitor whose work revolves around cases brought by the eclectic and eccentric populace of Market Shipborough.

It was 'old-style' Sunday night British TV viewing, something suitable for the entire family. It was gentle, full of humour, had element of mystery and romance and real characters in whom you could believe and say 'I know someone like that'. The cast was superb - and had people even I recognised (helps plutos_revenge up from the floor). It was an excellent series. Series Three ended with a kind of cliff-hanger, nothing that major (not life or death) as that wasn't what the show was about, but it gave you something to look forward to for the next season and left a question hanging over viewers heads.

So what did ITV do? It cancelled it. Why, I have no idea. I can't believe it was that expensive to make, and it was so enjoyable - but off it went :-( And it shouldn't have done. I can recommend it to anyone who wants a show that isn't full of bad language and blood and gore, that has great actors and actresses, and is excellent entertainment and has a feel good factor to it.

If you wish to learn more about it, here are some links:

Kingdom on Wiki

Literary Norfolk

Official ITV Kingdom Site
Tags: !memes/quizes, tv show: kingdom, tv: 30 day meme, tv: general
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