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these shit movies and tv shows appeal to the major crowd though, and that is why its done. i couldnt find a person at my school that didn't know the name of every contestant on tila tequila. they love that shit, and the producers/writers just chuckle at their shit then reep all the benefits.
but not all movies now are shit. superbad was funny, not for its creativity or jokes, just the reality of the movie, the vulgarness, and the shittiest kids ever. and movies like i am legend, day after tomorow, de ja vu, all that sci fi shit is so intresting and mind opening.
agreed. little dramatic though. could have just gone for t.v. sucks
I'm sure there are plenty of very talented and creative writers out there. We just don't get to see the shows that get turned down. The problem is the american public as a whole are fucking retarded and love watching crap. Just look at the rise in popularity in reality shows, celebrity shows, and reality celebrity shows. We love to watch garbage. So why would studio and tv execs pick anything but the crap that gets such good ratings? I think Arrested Development was one of the best shows on TV, but it didn't the ratings so it was canned. I'm sure there are other examples. Same goes for movies. The lowest common denominator usually wins.
I'm not too familar with when the writers contracts were signed, but the proliferation of TV shows on the internet is a very new thing. Only really the past 2 years, and chances are most of the contracts were written before this. I'm almost always against unions, but in this case the writers have a valid point. They are getting absolutely hosed. And most of these guys aren't superstars like Leno, Letterman, Conan, Jon Stewart, Colbert, etc, they are the guys getting paid peanuts just barely scraping by. They could really use the money.
Unfortunately this doesn't look like it has hurt the studios too badly because they seem to be pumping out the reality crap like never before and we seem to be ok with that. Hopefully we tire of it quickly because while there aren't that many shows I like, I want my fucking Entourage.