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TV Execs, Writers Grapple With COVID-19 Era Scripts: "We're Not Going to Be Able to Shoot It, So Don't Write It"https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/top-tv-execs-grapple-covid-19-script-changes-were-not-going-be-shoot-it-dont-write-it-1297752Interesting deep dive into the impact COVID-19 may have on shows. So in addition to a dearth of shows, there might be a period where shows are distinctly people sparse and CGI-heavy.
jluzania said:[...] you're telling me no one would try and focus and stop themselves from doing what they see themselves do two seconds in the future just to see if they could? [...]
[...] If I understand it right, doesn't it predict the future/show the past of our universe by using the future/past of however many other universes and compiling enough of them until it can display what is essentially a carbon copy of our universe? [...]I've only watched each episode once but my understanding is that the version we saw is a universe among many where the group wasn't able to stop themselves from performing the same actions. We didn't see what happened in any other universe.I don't think the show has explained how/why which universe to show is selected. ETA: there's a whole other show possible where they go mine alternate universes for all the music written by various songwriters when they formed slightly/very different bands, find scientific/medical breakthrough discoveries, etc. etc.
ken hale said:Yeah, his obliviousness to the situation was evident, and I've read that the grainy footage was to make the audience consider it as an actual historical event or whatever, but it wasn't clear to me what the optics and social implications were supposed to be. Was it super-awkward and inappropriate because he was making that moment all about himself and his dumb plan, or was it awkward because he looked like a klan member running around with that cross, lol? The reactions he got from everyone around him made that ambiguous to me.I think we as an audience were supposed to feel both, but I suspect a lone Klan member would not have made it very far in that crowd. Someone more normal than Ford might have looked at the solemn marchers and decided to take the cross a different route, walk it along the periphery of the march instead of running through the crowd, or have asked the crowd to help him get the cross to where it needed to go so it became part of the event instead of a disruption.Perhaps the writers feel each season they need to have Ford demonstrate a certain number of times that he's out of touch in dramatic fashion.
mylifeaskirk said:I was happy they seemed to make everyone else primary this season. Ford is almost my least favorite character. In terms of BTK it's wild they introduced him at the end of season one and it made me feel like season two would be all BTK. But he's still out there at the end and most of the time was spent elsewhere.Ford just seems like a generic, poorly-adjusted whiz kid compared to Tench, who always seems THIS CLOSE to collapse or going on his own rampage.The show is planned for three more seasons; covering BTK may involve some changes in the show's format.