Sadly for me, this is the not the show I wanted to say goodbye to.
Was I seeing more than was there are the screen? Yes. I will fully admit that the charms of Antonio Clemente cast a rosy glow over the whole enterprise of Lucky 7. I believed in the show because I believed in the fate of the one loser in this group of coworkers. There were a lot of flaws with how they were spinning the other characters--Matt Long wasn't nearly as loveable or charming as the showrunners wanted him to be, there was no connection to the attempted romance between the Troubled Brother and Violin Girl.
I don't know. I think I was holding on to this show and so excited for the future because I felt like it was the one new drama of the season that had a focus on people, rather than gimmicks and conspiracy theories and fantasy.
Don't let me be misunderstood: I adore gimmicks and conspiracy and fantasy. And when done right, any one of those three can bring about the best exploration of the human condition that you ever did see. But every once in a while, having an hour-long drama that tries to take on people in an approachable and relateable environment is refreshing. Parenthood, for example. Lucky 7 was no Parenthood, but I had hopes that it would grow into something sweetly interesting.
Sigh. Why couldn't it have been Mom that was cancelled first?