^ That's probably true. But it doesn't mean that the show will be bad. Good art can still be born out of commercial reasons!
Exactly. I don't think anyone in the world would argue that the success of Twilight
didn't make it easier to get Vampire Diaries
green-lighted, but that doesn't mean that VD
is automatically a rip-off and not worth watching.
Heck, let's be honest here. The only reason Star Trek
is still a going concern is because the success of Star Wars
got Star Trek: The Motion Picture
green-lighted at last. If not for Star Wars
, we'd still be watching nothing but reruns of TOS.
Going back further, it's an undeniable fact that the only reason Batman (and every other comic book superhero) exists is because Superman
was selling like hotcakes and publishers demanded more of the same. And the entire Marvel Age of comics was launched because Stan Lee's boss noted that DC's new Justice League
book was selling and told Stan to whip out a superhero team book fast.
Does that mean that the Fantastic Four
is a worthless rip-off of no artistic merit?