The last time the writers went on strike we ended up with Doctor Horrible’s sing-along blog, and that was not a bad thing.
The writers should have seen the writing on the wall, Hollywood, although still capable of producing an original hit now and then, are more interested in sequels and reboots then originality.
TV is much the same, “lets get this guy that was popular for 4 seasons in a sitcom and put him in another sitcom just like the last”
That might work for some viewers, but it will not grow the industry
It happened before, in the 60’s Hollywood was afraid of cost and originality and it took the Italian's with their Spaghetti Western’s to show the way forward. and a decade later Norman Lear transformed TV
The shift is happening, like it or not writers, traditional Hollywood and TV are dying.
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