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Old November 20 2010, 01:32 AM   #1
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Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

This sounds interesting. Cuse was one of the major reasons Lost was so good and I'm always interested in more historical fiction on TV (meaning pre-1950s):

Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC.
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Old November 20 2010, 01:41 AM   #2
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Quite the dilema for me. I'm a Civil War fanatic, but after LOST I swore I'd never watch another Cuse project.
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Old November 20 2010, 04:31 AM   #3
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by event would that mean this is an alternate history take on the civil war and something which didn't happen in the real civil war will occur in this series? I know Harry Turtledove has done alt-hist stuff with the Civil War and a number of other alternate history authors have used it as a bridging off path for story-lines.
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Old November 20 2010, 04:35 AM   #4
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Re: Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

If Carlton writes it then I'm watching.
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Old November 20 2010, 04:43 AM   #5
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Re: Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

I'm interested. I wonder what "event" means in this context. If it's a mini-series, it'll be great. If it's a series, I give it 12 weeks before it's canceled.
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Old November 20 2010, 06:43 AM   #6
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Re: Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

Cuse and Wallace? Just that duo gets me intested. The Civil War setting is just the cherry on top.

It'll be too expensive and niche to be any kind of hit on network TV, but I'll likely enjoy however few episodes see the light of day.

If they do a limited series, something like Boardwalk Empire, it would probably work better.
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Old November 20 2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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Sounds like something I'd be interested in seeing but it sounds like something that might work better on cable than on one of the networks.
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Old November 20 2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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I hate the civil war (and I'm a history buff!) but I might just have to try the pilot.
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Old November 20 2010, 08:50 PM   #9
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Re: Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

by event would that mean this is an alternate history take on the civil war and something which didn't happen in the real civil war will occur in this series?
That would be interesting too, but I think "event" TV is just puffery meaning "everyone will want to watch it!!!"

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was supposed to be "event" TV too, so it don't mean much.

It'll be too expensive and niche to be any kind of hit on network TV
Yeah I dunno how they're going to make the financials work. For the time period to be treated authentically, it will have to be off-putting to a lot of the audience. I'd feel better if it were on HBO or AMC.
If they do a limited series, something like Boardwalk Empire, it would probably work better.
That would be even less financially viable, since they wouldn't be able to amortize the start-up costs (and those are going to be substantial for a historical drama!) over a long run. And is Boardwalk Empire really a limited series? If the ratings hold up reasonably well, why wouldn't HBO extend it? HBO's episode guide lists the episodes as "Season One" as though they expect more.
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Old November 20 2010, 09:06 PM   #10
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Too bad this isn't on The CW. We could've seen what angsty teenage romance set during the war of Vancouver B.C. was like. This was also back when e-mail wasn't instant and people were still using CD players instead of iPods.
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Old November 20 2010, 09:10 PM   #11
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Boardwalk Empire is an ongoing show. It's already been renewed for a second season.
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Old November 21 2010, 12:13 AM   #12
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gh4chiefs wrote: View Post
Quite the dilema for me. I'm a Civil War fanatic, but after LOST I swore I'd never watch another Cuse project.
Indeed.

At the end they will all wake up from their "flash sideways"(whatever the FUCK that means!)dream and they'll be in a church in purgatory.
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Old November 21 2010, 01:28 AM   #13
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Re: Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

Tulin wrote: View Post
gh4chiefs wrote: View Post
Quite the dilema for me. I'm a Civil War fanatic, but after LOST I swore I'd never watch another Cuse project.
Indeed.

At the end they will all wake up from their "flash sideways"(whatever the FUCK that means!)dream and they'll be in a church in purgatory.
LOL!!!111

So original. You said this about the alien prequel.
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Old November 21 2010, 02:25 AM   #14
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Re: Carlton Cuse doing Civil War drama for ABC

Starbreaker wrote: View Post
Tulin wrote: View Post
gh4chiefs wrote: View Post
Quite the dilema for me. I'm a Civil War fanatic, but after LOST I swore I'd never watch another Cuse project.
Indeed.

At the end they will all wake up from their "flash sideways"(whatever the FUCK that means!)dream and they'll be in a church in purgatory.
LOL!!!111

So original. You said this about the alien prequel.
And it will still be better than 99% of the garbage on TV which is too dreadfully vanilla and terrified of risks to even be creatively bad.
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Old November 21 2010, 02:39 AM   #15
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I thank God I'm too stupid to realize just how bad TV is.
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