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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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A) Mitt Romney was hoping you'd be talking about how he clinched the Republican nomination. (He didn't.) Rick Santorum was hoping you'd be talking about he's still in it. (He's not...not really.)

And yet around water coolers across the country, the topic of conversation will be Peyton Manning leaving the Colts. Where's he gonna go? Is he gonna play again?

Super Tuesday, indeed.

B) I got my paws on one of those Martina Cole novels I was musing about after watching The Take. It's amateurish and trashy, but also kind of brilliant in its own way. As she says in the video below, "People either love them or they can't read them. They find them too shocking to read." Well, then, I'll probably love them.


C) Yesterday definitely felt like a Monday. Got woken up by my neighbor's car alarm. Abandoned my purchases at Wal-Mart because the line was too long. (I still need to get milk!) Had to take a miles long detour because of some construction. Got stuck at a non-functioning traffic light that I eventually ran when it wouldn't turn green.

And then, after all this, I had to go to work and coax the know-nothings of America into action. That actually turned out to be the easiest part of the day.

D) Fox canceled Terra Nova and all the nerds cried. They should have saw it coming. I watched the first episode, wasn't hooked, and the specific thought I had was, "Fox is canceling this shit for sure." Fox has this tendency to spend too much money on shows that aren't instant hits, and of course that makes no business sense. Save money, build an audience. F/X does it. Ask them how.

Speaking of saving money and building an audience, I think that's what's been going on with the whole Community going on hiatus thing. I didn't watch the show until it went on hiatus. Then I started hearing about all the Community fans in mourning, and blip-blip, it appeared on my radar. Now I've seen every episode, have the first two seasons on DVD, and am eagerly awaiting their return on March 15th. (I even know the date!) Audience...built.

The saving money part? They have a show with seven principle characters, one of whom is a former movie star. The guy who plays the Dean (Jim Rash) just won an Oscar for writing the Descendants. How do you make sure they don't band together and pull a Friends, start demanding a million bucks per episode a piece?

Put em on hiatus, send them the notice. This cord? It can be cut at any time. Make your show. Just don't spend Terra Nova money and everything will be alright.

1 comment:

KickinAssTakingNames said...

With regards to item C: blame the full moon. That's the only explanation I could find for all the weird crap that went on in my life a few days ago.

With regards to TV: are you watching Alcatraz? Another Fox show, so of course as I get more and more sucked in each week, my anxiety about them ditching the show rises. I WILL DIE if I don't get answers. Don't do it, Fox.