Premiere week went pretty well, I think. Every year's going to have some hits and misses -- when I find out who gave the greenlight to that Shit My Dad Says show, they'll consider themselves lucky if they can find work as a caterer in this business again. Who the fuck thinks modeling a show off a Twitter is a good idea? And I would lament Shatner's involvement with it, but I gave up on that man a long time ago. Most of the new network fodder will be canned by midseason, some might get a full season, but in the end it's the old favorites everyone's returning to. And even those aren't pulling the numbers they used to.
It's the death of the Big Four's network superiority as we knew it, really. All the best shows, the ones that win Emmys, are on cable networks. AMC, Showtime, HBO -- that's where you find shows worth watching. Quality writing, directing, acting, everything. The major four are trying to mass-produce shows they think Middle America's Average Joe will watch and enjoy, and in their rush to do so all they're coming up with is drivel.
Which is really depressing, given that I've been working for one or another of those networks since their creation. But if quality television is moving elsewhere, then I suppose it makes sense for me to follow. Maybe I'll take a job more involved with production this time; being an executive is boring as fuck. I want to get my hands on the camera again!