Some TV shows were great. But they just weren’t meant to be. Here are our favourite low-in­vest­ment, quick view­ing one-sea­son won­ders

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch - - BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS - By Rachel Lopez

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.

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