6 comments on “To Whom It May Concern!! =/

  1. Unfortunately, the TV business is about money and ratings. Storytelling isn’t important anymore as much as product placement, ratings and pretty people (or extremely funny). They found a formula to keep ratings high by inserting shows when other (or parent) networks are in re run or ditching failed shows to capture those not interested in re runs. These niche shows are destined to stay there because the networks don’t need to roll them into the mainstream because most folks have multiple channels and can follow them. Yes, it is inconvenient to the viewer and I agree they need to shorten the lapses, but the difference is numbers. They film 13 or 24 episodes a season depending if they are B network or A network. That is, if the ratings don’t get them canceled by week 2. Who knows how many great shows might have been that were lost to a poor pilot.

    I think another part of the problem is slow developing stories. People these days seem to prefer all the story done in 42 or 22 minutes rather than over a series of weeks. No attention span or too busy to watch multiple episodes? You can pick, but the serials have been suffering.

    I don’t know if they will see this in your blog, but if you write the networks themselves or complain on the fan sites on facebook, you might get a little more notice and gather a few fellow believers to back you into changing their minds. They do look at that as is evidenced by the change in White Collar’s opening back to the original one after fans spoke up about not liking the change.

  2. Very well written post. It will be valuable to anybody who employess it, including yours truly :). Keep doing what you are doing – i will definitely read more posts.

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