Thanks to DMc
for this very cool interview
with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino, the creative force behind Gilmore Girls
, about why they're no longer the creative force behind Gilmore Girls
It's instructive to see how short-sighted bean-counters can be even when they're dealing with a successful show in its 6th year.
For the record, Denis, I don't watch that show any more. It was really irritating up to about season 5, and then for one year it was really pretty cool, and then it went back to being irritating. At least, to me.
I have no shows to watch. I mean, yes, Grey's
. But mostly I'm watching old episodes of Sopranos
. And Northern Exposure
. I wish I could spec a Northern Exposure
, but it's not old enough for a stunt spec.
I'm like you, I enjoyed the show for a long time, but I'm growing weary of it. The main cheese that gets grated for me is that Ma and Pa Gilmore never pay any consequences . It's like the rest of the show has season-long arcs, but those two have their own episodic reset button.
Should we, future show-runners all, take the blow to the Palladinos as a lesson? (For those not familiar with the show, the two of them wrote a staggering amount of the episodes themselves, as well as directing a few along the way - this on top of being the showrunners). Does the Monday Morning Quarterback say that you should grab as much staff as you can when you can?
P.S. As for your viewing pleasure, have you tried Veronica Mars?
Veronica Mars is good good television...and another great example of one of those hybrid shows that was spoke of somewhere recently...
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