there's this woman in my mind
I've finished a number of shows recently, gone to see when the next season came out, and been horrified to see they've been cancelled. There are so many great shows that get cut before they really get a chance to shine, so many characters who don't get developed like they should, and so many plots undiscovered. Very few shows that end too soon get a good chance to wrap up the series in a miniseries event or movie and even if they get that chance it's not the same and almost never satisfactory. I've made a list of five shows that I personally think deserved a better wrap up.
I was online the other day reading about Gloria Swanson when I came across a note that at the time of her death, she wanted to watch a particular movie she was in, but because it was a lost movie she couldn't. Of course, the wording stuck me as odd. Did she lose her copy? Couldn't she just borrow one? What did it mean that the movie was "lost?" Movies don't simply disappear? So I started researching it; turns out they do. There are laws now that every movie made must be put in at least two separate temperature-controlled safe spaces in order to combat this, but in the early film days there were no such rules. Because of the high flammability of film during the beginnings of cinema, a good deal of films would combust, causing massive fires and destroying whole archives of movies.