Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Factory town

I am cranky I woke up to read a bad review of a new major network show with two gorgeous actors who are far too perfect to be real people who happen to be African American (the guy) the woman is British. The show is a JJ Abrams spy series and it had no chance in hell of ever working. Why? The usual stretch from reality implausible plot line to implausible casting, it’s irritating because network brass are far from secure in choosing anything remotely interesting for fear of getting sacked and yet they continue to rehash so much crap they deserve to be sacked. UGH….and then I watched with delight as Paris Hilton was refused entry into Japan. Why that seems correct to me is scary but it feels like she got off lightly and it heartens me to know an entire country can be harsh to lowlife’s. Okay maybe calling her a low life is low but she does use the N word and she is entitled and I still don’t know what her talent is besides being skinny, pretty and famous for being famous with no talent. She’s the new breed of media construct, a media –bot darling, the walking weird that get attention for getting attention. Finally looking through the new previews I see a sea of cancelations coming because nothing is surprising us on network television or making us happy or inspired. I am sick of bitching about it. People say write something it doesn’t matter because unless you are inside the network agent L.A. machine they don’t know how or what to do with us creative’s outside the loop and it scares them if they cannot control and suck the life out of anything fresh new and exciting….say one sells a pilot getting the best of the idea through the gauntlet is nearly impossible unless you are a strong mofo…a bastard. I say bastard because rarely women have what it takes to get over without major bloodletting creatively. Hollywood isn’t the town of dreams it’s a factory on the verge of closing. Is it the internet? Maybe but so much content on the web sucks…it’s annoying all of it.

5 comments:

Dwacon® said...

Minor correction: The guy is German. Not that it would matter at a traffic stop... I'm just sayin...

Charles said...

Here's hoping McMillan and Wife 2010 have a good run. Looks promising, but the same old forces are at work also.

Rae Dawn Chong said...

He is European...I forgot.He is a mixed guy. Thanks Dwane. BTW I very much like him. Gorgeous guy.

I just think the show in concept is doomed. Listen I dislike the new "Chase" show by teh makers of CSI. It's highly unrealistic that a babe a skinny blond babe would be in that situation. The cops and investigators I have seen look a lot different. But hey not all of them are plain I know.I am exhausted from seeing another blond women lead in a television series.

Charles said...

I got you there. While she's wrestling down bad guys, I doubt she will break a nail. Lifetime did pretty good with Missing, formerly 1-800-Missing. Gloria Reuben and then Viv Fox were FBI bosses who also took down bad guys without getting their hair messed up. The only LIfetime show I ever watched.

glt said...

OHhhhhhh...Holy crap...I guess you were just blowing off some steam, huh...felt strong when I first read it....mash, cosby, crapsie as in who watches tv except for sex or politics(anti sex!!!) harrrrrrr! Admitted If they'd pay me 20,000 per episode I might fake it for a few. We all get hungry from time to time

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