Except for baseball games, I don't watch a lot of television. But in the off-season, I can get hooked on certain programs.
That's what happened this year with "Golden Boy". The first time I watched it, I didn't really care for the cast of characters. Theo James in the lead role was completely arrogant. His partner, Chi McBride, big and black, seemed like a misfit with James. However, after viewing the show a few more times, I loved the way McBride handled his part. I completely cared for these characters. Once baseball season began, I started recording the show to watch later. Each week, I looked forward to the latest episode of the story about a detective who seven years from now is destined to become the youngest police commissioner in the history of the department. I especially looked forward to seeing the interaction between James and McBride who with his patience was making the young detective grow into a more likable character. I wondered what would happen to James in the years before he became police commissioner. I worried that McBride's character would die and wouldn't be there when James reached the top.
Earlier this week, I was shocked to learn that this show has been cancelled by CBS. "Vegas", another of my favorite TV programs, was also cancelled. In "Vegas", it was fascinating to see what Las Vegas was like in the 1950s with casinos dominated by the Mafia. Each week was filled with glamorous outfits to make the viewer grow nostalgic for an earlier time. It was a great show!
Now, I wonder why I love the television shows that get cancelled. Hopefully, "Person of Interest", "NCIS", and "NCIS Los Angeles" will remain. I also like "Blue Bloods" and am still missing "Friday Night Lights".
Do any of you have favorite shows that got cancelled for next season? Is there any hope for CBS to have a change of heart ? I'll keep wondering why "Golden Boy" is gone.