Outside of a few instances, such as NCIS, a show is faced with one of three prospects. 1) one season, flops hard, canceled and left to media obscurity. 2) multi season, but declining quality leading to cancellation, fondly remembered. 3) one season, no renewal, hardcore following of a small but vocal fan base props the show up into timeless legend of cult classic, heralded as "lost too soon" with new fans finding the show each passing year. So which is better?