Wednesday, November 02, 2005

"Over There" is "Over With"

One case of euthanasia I can agree with. The excretable FX series, "Over There," has been CANX.
Bad writing, bad politics, and from beginning to end a cognitive inablitiy to understand why the ratings were poor and active duty personnel hated it.

In explaining the cancellation FX chief John Landgraf takes pains to note that the "beautifully produced, acted, written and directed" show was axed solely due to the realities of the TV business, not for any creative reasons.

"That decision was motivated entirely by 'Over There's' ratings performance and our belief that the numbers were reflective of what the show is about, rather than its quality or entertainment value," Landgraf says.
Nice spin John, but your anti-war swipe doesn't fly with me. There is a HUGE market out there for a good drama about the war. Your little attempt was so off base that you should just ask for a mulligan and move on.
"I think the obvious point is people are fed up with the war and don't want it in their living room," says Jonathan Taplin, a professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication. He says FX should be proud of the series' human perspective, which he finds missing from much news coverage.
Ah, the view from California.

'Nuff said.

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