I don't want to watch any more television. I already watch too much. If any show that you recommend is that good, then one of my many DVD-collecting friends will likely buy it and gladly lend it to me.
Plus, I have been disappointed with some of the intentional cliff-hanger shows like 24 that sacrifice character development and plot validity for artifical gasp-factor which succeeds only in pressing my "OMG, that's lame" button.
I still want to see Lost but I refuse to watch it until the entire series has concluded.
The shows that really appeal to me are brutally cathartic yet lush with detailed, dynamic characters and ironic, tragic humor. I'll go out of my way for shows like Battlestar Galactica and Firefly. However, the risk of cancellation and the resulting disappointment and anger have made me wary to try any new show before it enters its second season. Before the creation of the TV DVD market, this would have been impossible, so I'm not taking it for granted. I'm taking advantage of it by being more selective with my time.
That being said, one of the shows that caught my curiosity was a short-lived HBO series called Carnivale'. It was cancelled after only two half-seasons. I was unable to watch it since we didn't/don't have HBO. The cast as well as the concept had me intrigued (yay for Nick Stahl and Clancy Brown). Have any of you seen this show? Is it worth watching even though it is dead?