History Series / Drive

6th May '16 7:11:02 AM aye_amber
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A short lived show about an illegal, underground, cross-country, ''[[TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run]]''-style street race, written by TimMinear and starring NathanFillion. Everyone had a reason to be in it, with many of those reasons involving blackmail. It was supposed to mix character study and action, but it didn't last long enough to succeed at the character study, at least not to the level advertised.

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A short lived show about an illegal, underground, cross-country, ''[[TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run]]''-style ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' style street race, written by TimMinear and starring NathanFillion. Everyone had a reason to be in it, with many of those reasons involving blackmail. It was supposed to mix character study and action, but it didn't last long enough to succeed at the character study, at least not to the level advertised.
5th Oct '15 1:39:47 PM BKelly95
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/drive-what-wouldve-happened-on-the-cancelled-series/ Here]] is a rough sketch of how the show would have progressed had [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove anyone bothered to watch it]]. Some highlights:
** Some of the contestants have "sponsors" who got them into the race. Some sponsors have benevolent motives, while others have revenge or other nefarious ideas on their minds. One racer, John Trimble, sponsored himself, looking to have one last thrill before he dies. Other contestants, such as the team of Leigh, Susan and Ivy, were put in as background racers to shake things up, similar to non-player "bots" in a video game.
** John Trimble [[LikeYouWereDying wasn't actually dying]] -- in fact, it was his meds that were making him sick. After he finds out that he's going to live, he would've been [[DiabolusExMachina killed by a bus]], simply because, according to Minear, [[ForTheEvulz it would've been funny]].
** There were various ideas going around as to the identity of the truck driver who [[spoiler:killed Susan]]. The most likely idea would've had it be a former contestant who had been crippled in the race and was now seeking revenge. Other ideas would have been for it to be a faceless serial killer (a la ''{{Film/Duel}}''), or have the driver be played by Creator/ElizaDushku.
** Had there been a second season, it would've focused on a new race and new characters, with first season characters taking on new roles in the race.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/drive-what-wouldve-happened-on-the-cancelled-series/ Here]] is a rough sketch of how the show would have progressed had [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove anyone bothered to watch it]]. Some highlights:
** Some of the contestants have "sponsors" who got them into the race. Some sponsors have benevolent motives, while others have revenge or other nefarious ideas on their minds. One racer, John Trimble, sponsored himself, looking to have one last thrill before he dies. Other contestants, such as the team of Leigh, Susan and Ivy, were put in as background racers to shake things up, similar to non-player "bots" in a video game.
** John Trimble [[LikeYouWereDying wasn't actually dying]] -- in fact, it was his meds that were making him sick. After he finds out that he's going to live, he would've been [[DiabolusExMachina killed by a bus]], simply because, according to Minear, [[ForTheEvulz it would've been funny]].
** There were various ideas going around as to the identity of the truck driver who [[spoiler:killed Susan]]. The most likely idea would've had it be a former contestant who had been crippled in the race and was now seeking revenge. Other ideas would have been for it to be a faceless serial killer (a la ''{{Film/Duel}}''), or have the driver be played by Creator/ElizaDushku.
** Had there been a second season, it would've focused on a new race and new characters, with first season characters taking on new roles in the race.
1st May '15 8:19:06 AM unclejack
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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: Dylan Baker for five of the six episodes, despite appearing in all of them. (He finally got moved up to the opening for the finale.) Oddly, Rochelle Aytes, Riley Smith, and Mircea Monroe do appear in the opening credits despite not appearing in all of the episodes.

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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: Dylan Baker Creator/DylanBaker for five of the six episodes, despite appearing in all of them. (He finally got moved up to the opening for the finale.) Oddly, Rochelle Aytes, Riley Smith, and Mircea Monroe do appear in the opening credits despite not appearing in all of the episodes.
29th Dec '14 10:48:44 AM nombretomado
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** There were various ideas going around as to the identity of the truck driver who [[spoiler:killed Susan]]. The most likely idea would've had it be a former contestant who had been crippled in the race and was now seeking revenge. Other ideas would have been for it to be a faceless serial killer (a la ''{{Film/Duel}}''), or have the driver be played by ElizaDushku.

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** There were various ideas going around as to the identity of the truck driver who [[spoiler:killed Susan]]. The most likely idea would've had it be a former contestant who had been crippled in the race and was now seeking revenge. Other ideas would have been for it to be a faceless serial killer (a la ''{{Film/Duel}}''), or have the driver be played by ElizaDushku.Creator/ElizaDushku.
24th Jun '14 3:22:49 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: And how! The only consolation was that the two unaired episodes they had in the can were eventually released online.
** In spite of the efforts Fox went to in promoting the series, {{ratings}} for the episodes they did air were ''terrible''. It's hard to blame them for pulling the plug on a show [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove nobody watched]].
16th May '14 8:16:39 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/drive-what-wouldve-happened-on-the-cancelled-series/ Here]] is a rough sketch of how the show would have progressed had [[NeedsMoreLove anyone bothered to watch it]]. Some highlights:

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/drive-what-wouldve-happened-on-the-cancelled-series/ Here]] is a rough sketch of how the show would have progressed had [[NeedsMoreLove [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove anyone bothered to watch it]]. Some highlights:
16th May '14 8:15:19 PM AnoBakaDesu
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** In spite of the efforts Fox went to in promoting the series, {{ratings}} for the episodes they did air were ''terrible''. It's hard to blame them for pulling the plug on a show [[NeedsMoreLove nobody watched]].

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** In spite of the efforts Fox went to in promoting the series, {{ratings}} for the episodes they did air were ''terrible''. It's hard to blame them for pulling the plug on a show [[NeedsMoreLove [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove nobody watched]].
3rd Mar '14 3:06:28 PM Willbyr
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This show's failure is a major reason that Sunday nights on {{FOX}} are reserved for animation. And perhaps ''vice versa.''

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This show's failure is a major reason that Sunday nights on {{FOX}} Creator/{{FOX}} are reserved for animation. And animation, and perhaps ''vice versa.''



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23rd Jan '14 3:38:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* EurekaMoment: Leigh realizes that the clue to the next checkpoint, "Surrender, America", is a reference to Appomattox Court House in Virginia, where [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Lee surrendered to Grant]], after seeing that the highway is named for a Confederate war hero.

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* EurekaMoment: Leigh realizes that the clue to the next checkpoint, "Surrender, America", is a reference to Appomattox Court House in Virginia, where [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Lee surrendered to Grant]], after seeing that the highway is named for a Confederate war hero.
22nd Jan '14 2:28:39 PM LongLiveHumour
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** "Surrender, America." The destination? Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to UlyssesSGrant.

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** "Surrender, America." The destination? Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to UlyssesSGrant.UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant.
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