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Top 10 TV Shows Netflix Should Revive

Written by Nathan Sharp Please, Netflix, make our dreams come true. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten TV shows Netflix should revive. For this list, we’ll be looking at those beloved and critically acclaimed TV shows from the past that Netflix should consider bringing back. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.

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Please, Netflix, make our dreams come true. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten TV shows Netflix should revive.

For this list, we’ll be looking at those beloved and critically acclaimed TV shows from the past that Netflix should consider bringing back.

#10: "Forever" (2014-15)

Forever is a fantasy crime drama that follows the misadventures of an immortal New York City medical examiner who works with the NYPD to solve crimes and cure his immortality. While the show had a mixed reception, and was cancelled after only one season, loyal fans loved the drama and have campaigned for a second instalment to the short running series. We have to admit, the premise of the show has a lot of potential, and we can only imagine what kind of production value Netflix could bring to this fantasy series.

#9: “Constantine” (2014-15)

“Constantine” follows a similar vein to “The X-Files” and “Supernatural,” in that it followed the adventures of the titular character, an exorcist and supernatural detective who would solve paranormal occurrences on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, “Constantine” failed to reach the popularity of those shows, and NBC cancelled the series after only 13 episodes. However, that wasn’t due to poor quality; the special effects were magnificent, it was suitably creepy, and Matt Ryan played Constantine to perfection. With Netflix’s budget and freedom, “Constantine” could be the next big paranormal show. We just have to give it a chance.

#8: “Stargate Universe” (2009-11)

Science fiction and television can be a difficult marriage. There is a lot of gold - however they don't always attain high viewer numbers, and when ratings slump, they aren't too long for this world. Case in point, “Stargate Universe”. The show lasted only two seasons, and was comprised of just forty episodes with thirty-four tie in webisodes. However, the fanbase is incredibly devoted, and they reacted angrily towards its cancellation, forcing Syfy to release a letter explaining their decision. With a loyal, pre-established fanbase and Netflix’s wide reach, “Stargate Universe” could find a happy home on the service.

#7: “Jericho” (2006-08)

Although its final episode aired back in 2008, “Jericho” is yet another show with an extremely devoted following. Following the story of a civilization after a nuclear attack on the United States, not only did the series contain many intriguing mysteries, but it also allowed us to examine how people would realistically react in a post-apocalyptic scenario. However, it was never a ratings darling. In fact, it was cancelled after one season before being brought back again by fan demand, only to be cancelled again after season 2. Still, the series left us with a lot of potential, and a third life on Netflix may be a hit waiting to happen.

#6: “Hannibal” (2013-15)

Let’s be serious - a show like this was never meant to be on network TV in the first place. “Hannibal” follows Will Graham, an FBI investigator, and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, his cannibalistic psychiatrist. While the show was cancelled after thirty-nine episodes, we can’t fault NBC for not trying. They gave it numerous chances, the acting and visuals were phenomenal, and the story followed a particularly dark path that other network TV shows are often too scared to explore. While it never attained a high amount of viewers, it’s a quality program that definitely needs to find a proper conclusion on Netflix, even if it’s for only one more season.

#5: “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008-09)

“Game of Thrones” won't be here forever, so why not bring Lena Headey back? This show followed the lives of Sarah and John Connor after “Terminator 2,” by, some might say rightfully, ignoring the events of “Terminator 3.” The story was full of potential, and despite a strong critical reaction, the show was cancelled by Fox after two seasons. Like “Stargate” and “Jericho,” fan reaction to its cancellation was one full of disappointment, and interest remains high regarding its possible return. In short, it's a perfect fit for a platform that seems to specialize in revitalizing shows...

#4: “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” (1990-96; 1999-2000)

After watching this show, we’d have to answer, yes, yes we were. This show was an American-Canadian collaboration, and it was a huge success both critically and commercially. While the Canadian adaptation of R. L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” also deserves a mention here, it was “Are You Afraid of the Dark” that really left its mark as a “Twilight Zone” for kids. Each episode revolved around a new scary story with a unique cast. Netflix is in need of a good scary program, and due to the show's 1990s nostalgia factor, it could be the one to capture the attention of both children and their parents who grew up watching the original.

#3: “Agent Carter” (2015-16)

They didn’t really give this show very long, did they? In “Agent Carter”, the lead character is Peggy Carter, a woman in 1940s America who must balance her personal life with that of being a secret agent. The show is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as such, is a natural fit on Netflix. While Netflix’s Marvel series aren't all equals, the service gives them all an equal shot at success. “Agent Carter,” on the other hand, was cancelled after only eighteen episodes, despite a strong critical reaction. Given this, “Agent Carter” is practically begging for renewal on Netflix.

#2: “Freaks and Geeks” (1999-2000)

Sure, it's a little far-fetched, but we can dream, can’t we? “Freaks and Geeks” is a cult classic that aired on NBC for one all too brief season. Centred on the so called freaks and geeks throughout their high school lives, this show stood out from the pack thanks to its stellar cast, which includes a host of now-A-list actors, including James Franco and Seth Rogen. While getting the band back together may prove difficult, we believe that Netflix could pull it off, especially when you consider what they did with the cast of “Wet Hot American Summer.”

#1: “Firefly” (2002)

If there’s one show that fans have been clamouring for forever since its untimely cancellation, it’s “Firefly.” This science fiction slash drama slash space western slash whatever else it wanted to be gave us a look into the world of the crew of the Serenity spaceship. While it was cancelled in 2002, you still hear fans online fondly reminiscing about its original run and hoping, perhaps in vain, for its return. We can think of no better platform for its return than Netflix, what with its wide-reach and customary high budgets. Likewise, if your business is bringing shows back from the grave, there's no better candidate than “Firefly”.


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