Mann & Machine (1992) – Déjà vu in the making

Picture this:
A Dick Wolf crime drama (of course) set in the not too distant future. Hot shot Detective Mann has been partnered with an android much to his dismay. You know, one of those “I don’t need no stinkin’ machine” types. One day said machine is destroyed (hooray!) and the detective is in need of a new partner, preferably human.

In cartwheels (yes, that’s right) the interestingly named Eve – Mann’s new partner. But there’s something strange about her; she seems a little off. It’s not long before we learn she, too, is a robot. She’s a special one though. An upgrade! An advancement in artificial intelligence with the ability to learn emotions therefore making her… almost human.

Boom! There you have it. Mann & Machine from 1992. NBC let this run 9 episodes before it hit the chopping block.

Sounds like a solid concept. So solid it showed up again 21 years later in the 2013 FOX series Almost Human (which I quite liked), but that didn’t last long either. Only 13 episodes and it was gone. How long before we give this story another go?

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On the air

Hello, friends. I’m your Vitameatavegemin girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless?
Wait, what am I doing quoting I Love Lucy? This blog isn’t about iconic TV shows with everlasting memorable moments – oh no, it’s quite the opposite. This is a place for shows that never had a chance.

You see, with the 2015-2016 TV season now at an end and all the scissor happy networks have made their cuts I have once again found myself saddened that some of the new series I’ve grown to love will no longer be gracing my TV screen next season.

This got me to thinking about the many, many shows over the years that suffered the same fate. The shows that had the rug pulled right from under them. Perhaps they were brilliant, or maybe they were finally finding their footing, or maybe they were just terrible from the start. Regardless of the show’s quality they didn’t pull numbers so down came the ax.

I’ve grown increasingly curious about these shows, which is why I’ve started this blog. I’ll be exploring super short lived TV shows looking for the best of the best, the best of the worst, and probably even the worst of the worst because I’m a masochistic viewer like that.
In short, whatever sounds interesting.

This should be a lot of fun and I hope to make this journey entertaining for anyone who stops by.