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Old November 6 2013, 12:58 AM   #2701
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^But showing a protagonist taking pills that give him power could fall under the category of "imitatable acts" and risk giving impressionable young viewers the wrong idea about what kind of behaviors they should emulate. At least, I can believe that the networks would fear that possibility. Sure, maybe you could get a rich and meaningful story about drug addiction out of it, but I'm not surprised that the CW would prefer to play it safe and avoid the issue.
I get why the CW would use a safer interpretation of the character, I just think the pill taking hero is a better story. Probably not the story for the broadcast outlet like the CW, but it would work on FX or AMC or one of the premium cable networks, where they tell edgier stories.

I'll still try the CW's version because I give all genre stuff a chance.
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Old November 6 2013, 01:42 AM   #2702
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I don't mind more CW superhero shows -- but I'd like to see a superheroine show or two. I hope they can get the Amazon project up and running. Or... what else? Hmm, I guess it's too soon to try another Birds of Prey, especially since Arrow has its own Black Canary and Huntress. But hey, what about Raven? A teenage goth sorceress who's half-demon? That's got The CW written all over it.
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Old November 6 2013, 05:52 AM   #2703
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The CW has a pilot in development about kids getting super powers from drugs so why shy away from doing that for Hourman?


and more pilot news:
ABC Developing Alien Drama From 'Under the Dome' Writer
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Old November 6 2013, 05:53 AM   #2704
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They were stories that they were working on developing a Raven show around the time Smallville ended, but I don't think anything ever became of it.
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Old November 6 2013, 02:24 PM   #2705
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They were stories that they were working on developing a Raven show around the time Smallville ended, but I don't think anything ever became of it.
I love Raven, but I don't think it's a concept that would work for television. Raven was raised in another dimension, and taught to use her magic there. When she was a teen, she was ready to fight evil.

TV would have her raised in small town America, and not aware of her special nature until the events of the pilot. She would meet a wise mentor who can tutor in learning to use her magical abilities. It would be an age of discovery storyline.

The problem is, despite being half demon, the show comes across as a witch story. And with the exception of Bewitched and Charmed, witches have no staying power on television.

It's possible they even recognized the similarity, because they did have the series The Secret Circle that was a witch story come out a couple of years ago, and it didn't last.
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Old November 6 2013, 03:31 PM   #2706
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Stargirl would be perfect for The CW. It could work better than AMAZON as far as being SMALLVILLE like.
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Old November 6 2013, 03:44 PM   #2707
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The problem is, despite being half demon, the show comes across as a witch story. And with the exception of Bewitched and Charmed, witches have no staying power on television.
The very fact that there are exceptions proves that you can't generalize like that. Most shows of any genre or subject matter fail. Many police procedurals are hits, but many more are flops. Many medical dramas are hits, but many more are flops. It's simply the nature of television that the majority of shows fail. It can't be blamed on the subject matter, because it's the same for every subject matter.
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Old November 7 2013, 07:43 AM   #2708
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Okay this is gonna be strange but I just got done watching Orphan Black season 1, and had to comment on the tour de force by the lead actress, to go along with fairly tight production, direction and writing. Didn't think it would sustain a separate thread, so I'm posting here after a nice Russian stout.

I'm not one to like depictions of the gay lifestyle, kind of grudgingly absorbed it as part of The Wire, but this is the closest a show has come to letting me accept that portrayal in stride as part of the overall show.

Other than that I commend the lead actress on playing multiple parts wonderfully; she left me eager for what the second season brings.

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Old November 7 2013, 08:27 AM   #2709
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There's an Orphan Black thread around here somewhere. I think it went dormant until the new season.
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Old November 7 2013, 07:30 PM   #2710
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Ah... always late to the party!
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Old November 8 2013, 05:16 AM   #2711
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The CW Developing iZombie Drama Series From Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas
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Old November 8 2013, 10:28 AM   #2712
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Since this is the CW, something tells me that the iZombie girl will not be a shuffling, rotting cadaver.
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Old November 8 2013, 05:46 PM   #2713
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Wonder how they'll avoid the necrophilia angle? At some point she has to have a boyfriend right?
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Old November 8 2013, 06:09 PM   #2714
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Since this is the CW, something tells me that the iZombie girl will not be a shuffling, rotting cadaver.
Here's a snippet from the iZombie entry on wikipedia


We know the series will be different, seeing as it's going to be a procedural, but they will probably keep the appearance aspect the same.
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Old November 9 2013, 05:14 AM   #2715
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Hiroyuki Sanada To Co-Star In CBS Series ‘Extant’
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