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Old October 20 2013, 10:17 PM   #46
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Re: The MIchael J. Fox Show

The theory exists, I assumed from my tone through out this thread that my subtext was obvious that this theory was bullshit.
My apologies for not catching the sarcasm. It is sometimes hard to spot in the written word.
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Old October 20 2013, 10:56 PM   #47
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Re: The MIchael J. Fox Show

To me, I see it as a mix of getting the right writers and the right casting for a show. Frasier worked both because of its casting and its writing, and it was a zinger, and it shows why just getting a big name isn't enough as his two other shows afterwards had failed. I feel this is exactly what happened with Fox's show; it got saddled with uninspired writing and a cast that I feel doesn't really work. And I think that given the chance, it could work with new writers. An idea would be to give the teenage son something new to do instead of the webdesign job he has now, like maybe as a roving reporter for a competing news firm which would show that there's more than one generation of family in the same business.
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Old October 20 2013, 11:12 PM   #48
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Re: The MIchael J. Fox Show

He dropped out of college to start his own business from his brothers bedroom.

The best ting he could do is go back to college and never be seen again.

Although revealing that this son is in a secret relationship with the mum's ditzy best friend would add drama.
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Old October 21 2013, 12:26 AM   #49
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Re: The MIchael J. Fox Show

To me, I see it as a mix of getting the right writers and the right casting for a show. Frasier worked both because of its casting and its writing, and it was a zinger, and it shows why just getting a big name isn't enough as his two other shows afterwards had failed. I feel this is exactly what happened with Fox's show
It seems to me that a big part of the problem is that too many shows are just built around the big name instead of coming up with a good concept and good writers and then attracting the big name.
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Old October 21 2013, 03:05 AM   #50
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Yep, agreed. It's a shame that it turned out the way it did as many were expecting much more from this rather than something that feels tired right out of the gate.
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