Stalker was a great show. It aired on CBS in the fall of 2014 and instantly made me start looking over my shoulder. The show followed Lt. Beth Davis and her Threat Assessment Unit inside the Los Angeles Police Department. Beth and her team investigated cases of stalking, cyber harassment, voyeurism and romantic fixation. Beth being driven by her own personal experience as a victim could understand the victims and had in depth knowledge of how a stalker mind thinks. Ben and Janice her team members are equally skilled in understanding the thought process of a stalker. When a new member is added to the team, Jack, a transfer from New York. The team begins to buckle a little. However, Jack is skilled in understanding how a stalker thinks and adds vast knowledge to the team. His personality is what's got him into trouble before and may again.
I loved this show. It had 20 episodes air and when I heard it was being cancelled, I was so sad! I got on the internet and there was tons of other people posting about how they thought it was insane that CBS was cancelling this excellent program. So queue up Netflix! This is a platform that I think it would do amazingly well on. I mean look at The Killing. It was on for a season and TNT cancelled it. Netflix picked it up and finished it and people are still watching it and loving it. This could the next show that they pick up and give it another go. Here's my five reasons why I think Netflix should give it a shot...
1. It's believable. All of the stories and the plots they were 100% believable. I don't know about you but I've been watching a show before and once something happens that could never happen I get turned off by the show. In every episode those horrible things could happen to you or someone you know. That's what made it scary because it was believable.
2. The music. The show did it's own original versions of classic songs. It was one of it's staples. At the end of every episode they would take a classic song and turn it into it's own new version. It was always interesting and we would wait to see which song they picked and hear how they chose to perform it.
3. The plot lines. The storylines were original. They weren't horribly played out, redone story lines from every cheesy movie you've ever seen about stalker. They were intricate and you never knew what was going to happen next.
4. CBS put all their eggs in one basket that fall television season. Stalker debuted the same time as Madam Secretary. The network put all their advertising time and money into Madam Secretary (which is a good show) and left Stalker out in the cold. It was like you had to pump it by word of mouth to let people know about it. Once you'd mention though the people who watched were loving it. This could happen easily with Netflix. People don't have cable but they've got Netflix.
5. CBS gave it the worst time slot. The show started on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. I'm sorry but I'm an adult and have a full time job. I get up early and don't have time to watch an hour long show at 10pm at night. I would DVR it and watch it the next day though! Then it went to Monday's at 9:00 p.m. after a few months. Well how can you get into a new show if you're moving it around? You can't. Netflix people could watch it at anytime! Binge watch!
Were you a fan of Stalker? Do you have a show you wish Netflix would revive?