Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site to join in. This month's television theme is about shows that failed to get a second season. It's hard when a show that you get invested in does not get renewed, and I did enjoy watching the three shows I listed below. These are my picks this week.
Wonderfalls - Wonderfalls is a Bryan Fuller creation, about a salesclerk who works in a souvenir shop in Niagara Falls. I think this got cancelled midway through its first season, and while I would have wanted to see more of Jaye's adventure, the way they ended the first season seems like a good closure for the show.
Awake - Awake tells the story of a man who lives in two realities after a fatal accident, one where his wife is alive and the other where his son is alive. He refers to his realities as a 'red reality' and a 'blue reality', and while each reality plays out, no one is privy to what the true reality is. He uses this lifestyle of his to solve crimes through clues he gathers from his realities. While the concept was a bit confusing at first, it does get interesting towards the middle and the ending screams for a second season.
A Gifted Man - This is a paranormal medical drama about a talented but self-absorbed doctor. When he begins to see his wife's ghost, she urges him to use his talents to operate the free clinic that she used to work on. I didn't think this was different from other medical shows, but I liked this because it isn't dramatic.