All good things must come to an end, and the bad ones too for that matter. In 2018 we bade farewell to a number of major TV shows, whether it was a pre-planned ending that allowed a series to go out on its own high-point (goodbye, The Americans), or a short, sharp shock of a cancellation (so long, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist).
2019 is going to be no different in that regard. Come May, when the networks are deciding on the 2019-20 season, there'll be even more cancellations and endings in store, but we already know that a lot of hit shows are going to have their series finale this year. Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events has already wrapped its three-season run, and whether it's the choice of the creator, the bean-counters, or the Netflix algorithm, prepare for a number of tearful goodbyes and fond farewells this year.
Transparent was an instant success for Amazon, receiving critical acclaim right off the bat and winning two Golden Globes for its first season. It's continued to be well received since then, but has also been affected by the sexual harassment allegations made against its former star, Jeffrey Tambor.
Tambor was dropped from the series last year after four seasons, but the rest of the show's great cast will be back for its fifth and final season to conclude the story of the Pfefferman family, which will air on Amazon later this year.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.