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This is somewhat of an addendum to my old rant about entertainment. I have something I'd like to announce to all the writers that are currently on strike.
Yeah, seriously, fuck all of you freeloading assholes!
No, I am not one of those people that is pissed because Grey's Anatomy, CSI, or some other crappy overrated piece of schlock is getting hurt by this. I stopped watching scripted television years ago. Thats not to say that reality shows are any good, they suck as miserably as anything else. You'd have to beg me to watch some of the crap people try to pass off as "entertainment" today. If it weren't for sports, a small handful of shows (like 4), and the History/Discovery/etc. Channels...I would not even own a TV set.
No, I'm not pissed because it's delaying movies like Rambo 23, This Old House: The Movie, a remake of (insert crappy horror film here), or Indiana Jones: The Search for More Money. Honestly, how many more sequels, prequels, remakes, uninspired parodies, and transparent copy cat films can they make? Did I mention based on a true story...but with EXPLOSIONS!!!
We get spoon-fed all this mediocre drivel and yet the very same writers that come up with this trash feel that they can go on strike. What a fucking joke! These people do jack shit, get paid for it, then hold out for more because they actually think they're worth something. I've never seen anything like it. Oh wait, yes I have. It's the same way the American steel and automotive industries were run into the ground decades ago.
Less work and more pay makes Johnny a good Union member!
Wheres the fresh stuff? Where are all the creative ideas? Far and few I'm afraid. For every new idea that gets thrown out into the field, it gets buried under a pile of llama shit ten times the size. How does anyone expect creative progression when all we get (and gladly take) are a bunch of old and stale gimmicks that play off nostalgia. Seriously, if I see another cheap remake, I'm going to messily (and somewhat creatively) disembowel someone with a Blu-ray copy of Spider-Man 3.
Anybody think that they have just simply run out of ideas? I sure as hell don't. They we're saying the same things back in the 1930's. Odds are we'll run out of ideas at about the same time:
a) We solve the universe.
b) We completely understand how the human brain works.
c) Bigfoot rescues Elvis from the Crab People.
The scarcity of creative writers is only part of the problem too. The studios and networks continue to be satisfied with the status quo. Thats because you have uncreative people running a creative industry. The heads of these studios and networks are all accountants and financial managers. Those stiffs are purely number driven people and stay the course as a result. They lack the guts or originality to take a risk on something remotely ambitious...they're to busy counting the cash they're raking in from the "latest" (recycled) fad. They don't force the writers to actually push themselves, they gab a used item out of the bargain bin and tell the writers to clone it. If they just recycle it, it will cost less money.
It's both the lack of pressure and the lack of talent that is making everything to underwhelm and suck. Occasionally you find a jewel, but it's like trying to find the Care Bears at a strip club (hmmm...maybe thats not such a good analogy). The industry says that they'll run out of syndication material in about a year. I say they ran out about 10 years ago.
If you're a hungry young writer looking for work, now is your chance to land a job. You can launch you own career, pull the rug out from under all the assholes, and then yell "Fuck You!" to Michael Bay as you kick him in the cojones.
- Quinny out.
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