mel, kiss my grits
i’m fed up with network tv. i know just last week i was totally impressed with nbc launching a new show using the itunes music store, and i still think that’s very brave of them, but so many other networks are so disappointing. the big tv networks are pulling the same shit big hollywood studios and game publishers pull – instead of launching new, innovative shows they’re releasing more and more copies and sequels and pulling everything that isn’t lawyers, law enforcement, assinine sitcom or reality show. it’s sad to think that grey’s anatomy now stands out as a unique show when a few years back i would have been complaining about 10 other hospital dramas. although grey’s is still better because it has more interesting characters.
it’s so frutrating. not that the opinion of one man matters, but despite my oft proclaimed love for love monkey, it was canned after only 3 episodes. kitchen confidential was cut too. and let’s not even talk about arrested development.
i’m wondering if the networks offered these shows as download subscriptions if they enough people would pay to make them successful or if they’d fail that way too. i can’t prove that they would. but i suspect they might. what indie kid older than 21 shouldn’t love love monkey. and christ every single one of those kids (and adults) is online. it’s a perfect fit. just like the infamous firefly / serenity problem. or global frequency.
anyhow, i grow more and more frustrated by network tv, but at least there’s good cable, like there’s good independent cinema. the question is, is lost the last remaining innovative show on network tv?
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