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I never know what to write for a profile. Giving me this blank space could be dangerous. I'm pretty sure it is safe to say I am a TV junkie. I appreciate a good movie, but at the heart of who I am it comes down to television. I've always been amazed by TV's ability to capture my heart and mind. It can happen in an instant and it always takes my breath away. There's such power in that when and if it is done correctly.
It all boils down to writing and chemistry. I am an absolute fanatic for a show if the writing is there. If the writing is smart, witty and engaging- I'm yours for life. A show needs to make me think and if going for the obvious at least do it with style. After writing it's chemistry. The actors I see on my TV have to have a connection to their character as well as each other. No matter how great a script is, if the actors don't gel- there will be issues.
I'm a child of the 80s so I look back on an age when networks allowed shows to develop and get their feet underneath themselves. Often times now shows are done before the ink dries on the contracts. Mine was a generation defined by the hour long drama- Dallas, Knots Landing, Hill Street Blues, St Elsewhere. Mine was the generation before the invasion of the half hour sitcom- which for the record was not nearly as tragic to the TV world as the invasion of the reality show craze has been.
Shows had plots that took seasons to develop- not 46 minutes after the commercials. Characters got developed slowly instead of suffering through week to week personality re-writes. The heart of the show seemed to matter more than the overnight ratings. It was all so less commercial so less cookie-cutter.
What can I say other than I think of myself as old school. But can anyone really blame me?
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