In the future, everybody in Hollywood will have a comic-book adapted TV show or movie series. That future is now. Vanessa Hudgens has a new show on NBC based in the DC universe called Powerless. Unlike the 67 other comic based TV shows airing or in development, this one doesn’t follow a specific superhero, but rather an insurance adjuster who works with normal people affected adversely by DC comic book superheroes and villains. The meta comic universe idea presented an entirely new way to repurpose existing comic book content, causing ABC to announce they had a show that sounded eerily similar in Damage Control but set in the Marvel universe. So not the same. Like no two eggs in the carton are exactly identical if you own a microscope.
Until you’ve met the actual people who work in these studios and networks its impossible to express the manner in which they aspire to be unoriginal. Imagine the kid in line for Santa who hears what the children ahead of him asked for and takes for himself the one he thought made Santa smile. There’s a conservative economic principle behind rehashing previously produced content. There’s also a lack of adventure, ambition, and desire to put anything at risk. Like Lewis and Clark, if they had chosen to go East since the maps were better in that direction.
Network TV is soccer. It’s boring as shit. Also, the world’s most popular sport. Blame yourself.
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