Some TV shows were great. But they just weren’t meant to be. Here are our favourite low-investment, quick viewing one-season wonders
Aired in 2009-2010 22 episodes
A mysterious event causes nearly everyone on Earth to simultaneously lose consciousness for two minutes and 17 seconds. During this time, they see what turns out to be their future, six months ahead. The show follows the lives of several people as they recreate what happened. Exciting stuff, right? Viewers thought so too. But excitement watered down when the show took a four-month break mid-season. Ratings didn’t recover and as of today, there’s just one season, with a cliffhanger finale to binge watch. You know what makes for great comedy? War. In this one, three desperate men are trying to save World War III from breaking out while chaos reigns in every episode. There are your usual political-satire stereotypes: the philandering, boozing mastermind, the white man adrift in Pakistan, the stressed out Navy fighter pilot, the low-level diplomat, the smooth talker, the great negotiator and Jack Black. Politics, it turns out, is great fun.