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dead_elvis
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Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Post by dead_elvis » 23 Jun 2018, 14:18

Eric the .5b wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 04:31
Good on them if they do, as that's probably the hardest market to successfully go after.
I have to wonder who this is aimed at. There seems to be a formula of starting with an appeal to the nostalgia audience while flinging a few bones of contemporariness to see what sticks to the wall of the youngins. But I'm not sure contemporary adult writers would be brave enough to preserve the central dynamics that made Daria work; detached irony and sarcasm are Officially Disapproved of in These Difficult Days of the Resistance. But if they can go for that, and succeed, bravo for catching lightning in a bottle twice. This generation shouldn't be denied its basic human right to not give a shit about what the olds are freaking out over.
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Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jun 2018, 15:22

dead_elvis wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 14:18
Eric the .5b wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 04:31
Good on them if they do, as that's probably the hardest market to successfully go after.
I have to wonder who this is aimed at. There seems to be a formula of starting with an appeal to the nostalgia audience while flinging a few bones of contemporariness to see what sticks to the wall of the youngins. But I'm not sure contemporary adult writers would be brave enough to preserve the central dynamics that made Daria work; detached irony and sarcasm are Officially Disapproved of in These Difficult Days of the Resistance. But if they can go for that, and succeed, bravo for catching lightning in a bottle twice. This generation shouldn't be denied its basic human right to not give a shit about what the olds are freaking out over.
And/Or decide they give a shit about something and even act on that without doing it in a way that lets older Blues vicariously enjoy either the clap-emoji-filled or fist-raised RESISTANCE!!!111one styles they prefer.
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Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jun 2018, 15:42

thoreau wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 12:16
Based on the entertainment industry's moves over the past decade, I can only assume that Congress passed a law banning the creation of new IP in movies and TV shows.
Eh, plenty of new shows it there not based on existing IPs*. But MTV actually putting together a show-necromancy department is more than a little weird. I know they have to do something with the trademarks to keep them, but selling a little retro merch would cover that.


*Rick and Morty being a great case in point. Yeah, it was originally based on an off-color Back to the Future parody, but look what they did to it, afterward. They filed down those serial numbers, then they actually started doing something new from the inspiration. That's how a lot of original media properties have always happened: new stuff inspired by old things. The Flintstones instead of a caveman Honeymooners reboot. (And if the "Western culture is imperiled by the copyright laws that don't let me sell my hentai re-edit of 'Steamboat Willie'!" crowd had their way, I suspect we'd have something closer to a few more clips with Marty licking Doc Brown's balls rather than what we have with R&M.)
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