ithildin
09 June 2010 @ 07:31 pm
30 Days of TV: Day One  
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Future Days... )
 
 
ithildin
09 June 2010 @ 07:31 pm
30 Days of TV: Day One  
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Future Days... )
 
 
ithildin
09 June 2010 @ 07:31 pm
30 Days of TV: Day One  
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Future Days... )
 
 
ithildin
15 May 2007 @ 10:51 am
Rediscovering a Lost Love  
We've had something of a 'Christy' marathon the last two nights, and it's been great. You know, sometimes, you watch a show after not seeing it for many years, and you end up wondering why you loved it so much back then. Not so with 'Christy' -- I'm falling in love with it all over again. Now I remember why I was heartbroken when CBS canceled it in favour of 'Touched By An Angel'. I wish Catherine Marshall had written a sequel, or that they'd do a follow up movie that reconnected with the characters ten years later. I want to meet Christy and Neil's children, and see where the schoolchildren ended up, and find out if David found someone else to love. But mostly, I just to visit with them all one more time.

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ithildin
15 May 2007 @ 10:51 am
Rediscovering a Lost Love  
We've had something of a 'Christy' marathon the last two nights, and it's been great. You know, sometimes, you watch a show after not seeing it for many years, and you end up wondering why you loved it so much back then. Not so with 'Christy' -- I'm falling in love with it all over again. Now I remember why I was heartbroken when CBS canceled it in favour of 'Touched By An Angel'. I wish Catherine Marshall had written a sequel, or that they'd do a follow up movie that reconnected with the characters ten years later. I want to meet Christy and Neil's children, and see where the schoolchildren ended up, and find out if David found someone else to love. But mostly, I just to visit with them all one more time.

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ithildin
15 May 2007 @ 10:51 am
Rediscovering a Lost Love  
We've had something of a 'Christy' marathon the last two nights, and it's been great. You know, sometimes, you watch a show after not seeing it for many years, and you end up wondering why you loved it so much back then. Not so with 'Christy' -- I'm falling in love with it all over again. Now I remember why I was heartbroken when CBS canceled it in favour of 'Touched By An Angel'. I wish Catherine Marshall had written a sequel, or that they'd do a follow up movie that reconnected with the characters ten years later. I want to meet Christy and Neil's children, and see where the schoolchildren ended up, and find out if David found someone else to love. But mostly, I just to visit with them all one more time.

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