You know how in TV shows like The Walking Dead, whenever they want to establish how warped a bad guy is, they show them surrounded by terrible things while looking utterly at peace? "He's got a desk covered in severed heads! And he's smiling! He must be the bad guy." What I'm trying to say is that if a TV show was going to create a scene to explain my character, they'd have Tales From The Crypt playing as I sat contentedly in a recliner. "He's watching Tales From The Crypt! And he's smiling! God, why do I keep watching The Daniel Show?"
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"Watch it on Deadflix, Spew-lu, or any other SCREAMing service you might have."
Tales From The Crypt was six seasons of puns and gory ironic endings. And interspersed between the goofy horrific episodes were bland crime stories, all seemingly topped off with the same ending of "He wanted to do the crime, but so ... DID SHE." Then in the seventh season, the show was produced in Britain, with a corresponding budget cut. New accents ran rampant, which isn't a problem. I sat through every season of Skins, a show all about the questionable choices of British teens, so characters not sounding like they're from Texas City, America isn't a problem. The problem was, because of the budget cuts, every episode became "She thought that she was going to get away with it, but then SHE DIDN'T."
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"It's enjoyable, boils and GHOULS, if you CRINGEwatch this season." I love this column.
Heroes had its episode budgets cut down by nearly half toward the end of its run. A writer's strike had dealt a blow to the show's quality, but the cuts were a right cross to any plans that they had of restoring it to the glory it had in its first season. Heroes had come in at the perfect time. Birthed in the afterglow of Batman Begins, we decided that maybe superhero stuff could be, for lack of a better phrase, interesting and not shitty. Heroes was going to be the more emotionally satisfying brother to the campy antics of Smallville. A single tear rolls down my cheek. The scar it left hurts eternal.
Instead, Heroes ended up being a messy ode to having your dreams stolen from you. The same thing happened with Chuck, except over and over again. Hit by a writers' strike, and then repeatedly revived by fans, newer seasons came with fresh slashes to the budget. I was never a huge fan of Chuck, which basically dealt with a story about Peter Parker getting bitten by a radioactive spy, but I have friends who would get Zachary Levi's naked body tattooed on the inside of their lower lip.
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The whole thing. All on the bottom lip.
And every time the show came back, it was a bittersweet hurrah. The fans had gotten their way, but the networks had drained it of even more resources. Story lines became limited, cast members had their roles reduced, but hey, there was still more of it! And that means that you won, right?
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