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#1 Posted on 30.6.10 1343.18
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Fuck!

http://www.avclub.com/​articles/​yep-​party-​down-​has-​been-​canceled,42677/​

It's like meeting a wonderful girl, having a whirlwind passionate love affair, and then she got hit by a bus!

FUUUUUUCCCCKKKK!!

Rob Thomas' thoughts on the cancelation:

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/starz-cancels-party-down-rob-thomas-sad-but-not-surprised

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#2 Posted on 30.6.10 1409.06
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Sucks. Love the show. I didn't really mind the rotating cast though. I'm sure that's the way an LA catering company would be.
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#3 Posted on 30.6.10 1427.15
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A shame, but totally expected. With the two season run and a story that was (more or less) opened and closed in 20 episodes, I think Party Down could be favorably compared to the BBC Office as a fully-realized little show that got in and got out and said what it wanted to say, leaving a perfect legacy behind.

I'm betting people will be talking about this show a lot a few years from now and it'll become one of those shows in the contemporary comedy canon, a signpost people use to show they have cool/esoteric taste. (But for me it already is because I'm especially cool.)

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#4 Posted on 30.6.10 1904.00
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My girlfriend just got Starz like a month ago, and thanks to the On Demand we flew through season 2 and the two episodes from season 1 that were available. It could just be my insulated bubble, but I feel like the buzz for this show really started picking up this season. Is there any chance another network (hopefully one on basic cable) would pick this up?

I'm not too disappointed by Gravity's cancellation. The one episode we caught might have been tolerable if the commercials hadn't already put me in the mindset to pummel the cast into oblivion.
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#5 Posted on 30.6.10 2014.32
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I just got into Party Down, so this sucks. Gravity was hit or miss, when it hit, it was great, when it missed, it was painful to watch.
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#6 Posted on 30.6.10 2241.57
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I'm sure there are cast and cost considerations involved, but does anyone else think it's kind of weird for Starz to be canceling anything that people are actually talking about? I mean, it's hard to believe anyone gets Starz because specifically want to get that network - like, theyr'e getting everything, or they're getting Starz thrown in some deal. Maybe even this show only very slightly changed that, but going bending over backwards to keep it around might have convinced other creator that they'd have a more receptive network than HBO & Showtime.

On the other hand, I would've checked out this show if it was on a network I'd actually get, so maybe this fixes that for the next time around.
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#7 Posted on 1.7.10 1129.22
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    On the other hand, I would've checked out this show if it was on a network I'd actually get, so maybe this fixes that for the next time around.


If you do Netflix, you can watch both seasons streaming on the website.
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#8 Posted on 1.7.10 1256.41
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by thecubsfan
      On the other hand, I would've checked out this show if it was on a network I'd actually get, so maybe this fixes that for the next time around.


    If you do Netflix, you can watch both seasons streaming on the website.

I decided to check out the first episode last night on Netflix. I canceled Starz a while back so I somehow missed that a) Rob Thomas had a new show and b) this was it. Watching the first ep made me all misty for Veronica Mars. I loved it. I'm going to savor the remaining episodes and lament that the show won't go on.
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#9 Posted on 1.7.10 1305.55
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    Watching the first ep made me all misty for Veronica Mars.


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#10 Posted on 8.7.10 1745.18
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http://www.avclub.com/articles/netflix-cancels-party-down-too,42936/

What is this bullshit? We can't even watch Party Down on Netflix Instant now either?
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#11 Posted on 8.7.10 1817.39
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It figures, since Starz is the one carrying it on Netflix ("Starz Play").

It sucks for me, though, since I've only watched two and now have no time to see the rest. I guess I'll plow through as many as I can tonight.
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#12 Posted on 3.8.10 0102.22
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Hey, so, I just finished watching it. I'm sad I don't get to see these people being hilarious in the company of each other, but it also kind of felt that the story they wanted to tell was told and it'd be a different show even with the same case. May be better, may be worse, but different. They made plenty of allusions during the last few episodes to it, but it's was about people with dreams that aren't likely to come true, but the story is about their willingness to hold on to those dreams, not them actually making it.

Also, hilarity. Show was definitely about hilarity.

People Who Were Awesome
Ron - more so season 1
Henry

People Who Were Big Bags Of Crazy And More Interesting That Way
Casey - was she actually funny? Bantering funny totally, but I can't remember a moment where she was great at what she did like Henry, or really bad at it Kyle or Roman

People Who Got Better As The Writers Figured Out What To Do With Them (or I just liked better)
Kyle
Lydia
Roman - who I didn't totally hate by the end, a big improvement
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