I just finished watching BBC America’s Copper, and its reason for cancellation was total bullshit.
“After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story.”
Okay, NO. First of all, you’re lying because you had some serious cliffhangers in the final moments so you obviously intended a third season. Second, if you really wanted to stand by that statement and end it where it was, it should have ended with the three main characters returning to New York or on the train. The last 5 minutes should have been scrapped.
and THIRD - Lincoln’s death and a nation “starting” to “heal” is the time to end a story??? No fucking way. These characters have a fuckton more healing to do and a fuckton more shit to get wrapped up in (which they were in those 5 minutes, especially Corky). The plight of African Americans, both born free and freed slaves, the prejudices against Irish immigrants, the corruption of politics and society both during and post-war…there is SO much more and it DOES NOT END with the start of Reconstruction!!!!!! If anything, that’s something to explore! Something we don’t talk about!!!
Ugh. Sorry. I really liked this show and I recommend it. I loved the history in it and all the different people and the different types of drama. I’m just so mad that it ended.