With the second half of last Fall’s series running through to their series and season finales, we’ve reached that point of the year where TV execs try desperately to come up with something new for us to watch. New Fall debuts are a tough sell—whatever the show is, it needs to be something so good, we’re willing to forego watching The Fireplace network while binging on boxed wine and UV light.
Now, however, things are getting harder than ever for creatives at the big networks because the Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers that they used to pander to have passed the remote control onto their kids. Millennials now hold the proverbial torch, and its hard enough as it is to get them to watch live TV at all, let alone try out a whole new program that doesn’t involve zombies or super heroes.
Don’t get me wrong, shows like The Walking Dead, Arrow, Game of Thrones, and Daredevil all seem to be working really well. So well, in fact, that it was a no brainer for AMC, the WB, HBO and Netflix to renew all these shows from now until eternity.
However, it seems that venturing outside of those comfort zones is going to leave a lot of us super uncomfortable in the coming months; and who do we all remember turning to for life lessons in surviving uncomfortable situations?