From people's choice new drama to canceled??? Joan of Arcadia was definitely a smart, witty show--underappreciated and canceled. Personally i DID prefer season one more than season two seeing as season two appeared too manipulated to please a wider audience. Had the producers not toy with the formula so much, fans would not have felt alienated and perhaps ratings would not have suffered as much.
Aside from the executive decisions, however, the show was great! Wonderful acting and engaging storylines, not to mention quick banters between potential pairings and friends. It was quite a show!