Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Canceled Code

Dear Fox,

You canceled “The Chicago Code.” That means you’ve cancelled Jennifer Beals. That means she will no longer be on our TVs. That means the universe will miss this.

LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES, FOX!

How could you do this to Jennifer? How could you do this to us?

She wore ties.

She wore tank tops.

She showed us her cop arms.

She showed us her shiny, shiny hair.

What more could this woman possibly do for you? What more could she do for us? Sigh.

I believe to deprive the world of Jennifer Beals is a mortal sin. A sin, Fox, a sin.

Sincerely miffed,
Ms. Snarker

p.s. Still not convinced you have made a terrible life choice, Fox? Click that collage to enlarge all the Beals you will make us miss.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sucks. Can't believe they cancelled the show. I was really looking forward to season 2, especially when the writers said that the viewers would get to know more about Teresa's personal life.

Anonymous said...

Bloody hell, this on top of finding my first grey hair yesterday. I'm now going to sulk

Anonymous said...

I must say, those are some real good arguments!:)

Jennifer said...

Another one bites the dust, eh? Thank you for this post. It made the blow from the news a little less painful. haha.

Sophie T said...

Noooooooooo WHYYYYYYYYYY?! It is actually really good!

cee-cee said...

Rats! The Show improved w/ each episode, as did JB's grasp of her role. 'Wonder if there's any chance that Fox might be bring it back as a mid-season replacement next Winter? Or, better yet, whether it could be shopped to one of the cable networks?

sonje said...

Wow, I'm surprised. I had no intention of watching this, but you convinced me in your post about it before the pilot aired, and I have to say, I've loved this show. It was really good. Can't believe they're canceling it.

DizzyP said...

Dear Dorothy:
We here at Fox like to maintain a certain kind of quality and intellectualism on our network for our preferred viewers. Shows like Firefly, Dollhouse, Titus,, Dark Angle, Drive and Arrested Development, proved to be too intellectuality stimulating for the same people who tune in to watch Glen Beck rant about gold. This is why Seth MacFarlane has the same show running 3 times on one night. Not to mention our obvious severe distaste for any viewers of a homosexual nature. Go find God because you're making him cry.

FOX

(This is a troll letter reflecting how I think FOX runs it's network. Don't take it too seriously.)

Rosie said...

OMG You're KIDDING ME!!! Finally a great cop show to replace Law & Order(whose writing has gone downhill for a long time,sorry Mariska...)and they cancel it???? WHY?WHY?WHY? And the extra bonus of seeing JB every week.Man, you just bummed me out Dorothy.Well,not you Dorothy...you always know how to bring a smile to my face:)

Anonymous said...

I already miss the show. I love it! Good cop bad cop hot cop, it has something for everyone!

Fox proved how ridiculous it is. Or maybe it's America's fault for too many reality shows.

Tech Gyrl said...

I CAN believe they cancelled The Code, I mean I never watched it anyway so no loss no foul.

Anonymous said...

NOOOO!! I finally watched all the episodes on my DVR last Saturday!! I really like it!! BRING IT BACK!!!!

Jennifer is so dreamy...it just makes me miss even the crappy seasons of the L Word.

Anonymous said...

The show was not a good show. And definitely not worthy of Jennifer Beals. Fox is good at picking great talent and putting them in crappy shows. I watched every episode and it was a chore! The only thing I will miss is Jennifer herself...

Sasha said...

Wow that was in record time. :(

K & J said...

Not happy, Me & Jess love this show. After reading the FOX article yesterday it looks like they canceled half the network. A few more were shows we watched to.
Kara :(

Sapphist Gazetteer said...

What? No, no, no! I hope "Chicago Code" is picked up by a network that has some sense of quality programming. (Are you listening, AMC?)

Jill said...

Damn. Loved my JB fix every week. It was good!!!! Damn.

Becca said...

Really FOX blows big monkey nuts at this point!! C and I love that show!! :(

JadedRogue said...

Sorry I couldn't really stand the show - It was, eh, okay, but we didn't watch it every week. My GF said that "Its a take it or leave it show" and she's right

Carmen SanDiego said...

LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES, FOX!

oh snarker, you are brilliant!

FeltHat said...

just speechless!

it starts showing in the UK tomorrow - i've seen some & its good. compared to most drivel this should not be being cancelled. So sorry for all involved - this is good TV

FeltHat said...

on the upside Scaf is writing good LWord/Chicago Code crossover fanfic on LWord.com - that'll tide me over.

Nelfy said...

Agreed!! I am so upset about the cancellation, that show was actually good and had potential!! I still can't believe that they would cancel it... :'(

Anonymous said...

The Chicago Code is a great show,
Thanks for your post Dorothy,
And Jennifer Beals is amaazing as always,stunning really ....what a woman,beauty and brain...
This woman is a jewel...
Love you Ms Beals ,for ever..

ॐஜ Luciana ॐஜ said...

I must say, those are some real good arguments!:) (2) very well said Dorothy! ♥ I hate mondays again.

Brenda said...

Fox cancels all the good shows. You cancelled JOSS WHEDON for godsake. Screw you, Fox, I'm quitting you. American Idol and all. Well, not Glee. But everything else. You bastards.

Lisa S said...

The show was okay. But JB's narration at the beginning was just goddamn annoying! What the hell kind of forced accent was that? Didn't sound like any Chicagoan I know. And, it got worse each episode.

Anonymous said...

I liked it!! It got better each week, now the damm thing is in stride and they cancel it??? WTF??

Anonymous said...

I sured did love cop arms! I will miss this show.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Really!?! I thought it was a good show. Way better than that horrible show that required Kate M. to wear a femme wig...

Anonymous said...

I gotta say...it wasn't a very good show. Great eye candy in Ms. Beals but bad writing all the way around.

Anonymous said...

I love JB and think she can be an excellent actor, but that show was not good.

*small voice* And she wasn't that great in it either. *don't hit me*

Anonymous said...

I think the show was getting better, actually. Crap.

I miss Jennifer already, again.