Agreed! And I learned a little bit of history along the way.
Manifest on Netflix
It's a decent watch, fast paced, and similar to LOST in suspense with plenty of substories.
But, be forwarned: NBC canceled it after three seasons, so you may never find out how it ends. Talks in are in progress about reviving it for a fourth to finish it up, but it's not looking promising.
Nope. This is why I hate to get involved with Netflix series. They blow in that regard. Too much left hanging. It's like reading an unfinished novel!
On the other hand, Modern Love on Prime is a great watch. I haven't seen it mentioned here. It's a weekly column, a book, a podcast — and now, in its 17th year, a television show — about relationships, feelings, betrayals and revelations. The series is inspired by The New York Times’ weekly column of the same name. Each episode is derived from the personal essays written by various people, but the show takes artistic liberties.
So no matter if they cancel the series, each segment of each season has its own beginning and end, so no loss there.
Also, Tales of the City on Netflix is fucking fantastic. It's a ten-episode season based on the books by Armistead Maupin, which is based around the lives of the residents of a boarding house in San Francisco. The original stories featured a raft of LGBTI characters and straight, rainbow warriors.