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Monday, March 29, 2004

I. Fucking. HATE. FRIENDS. 

GAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

I don't particularly care that it's Drea De Matteo joining this spinoff show from Friends. Whatever, it's her career, she can flush it if she wants to.

The fact that there will be a spinoff to Friends is what gets me. And not two days after EW was postulating the doom of the sitcom because three comedies were coming to an end -- as if the combined weight of Friends, Sex and the City, and Frasier dying out was enough to tank every night on primetime TV. Puh-LEEZ.

If anything, the fact that this spinoff (Joey it's called, in accordance with network programmers' famed creativity) proves that TV will do anything it can to maintain their status quo. Anything. Fuck daring and different. Fuck the 50 quirky pitches they get every single day for something new and daring and different. Fill up that precious primetime spot with a goddamn spinoff from a show that got stale goddamn five years ago.

ARGGH!!!!!

I mean why be daring, right? Why try anything new? Why explore new genres and try out new things? That kind of thing certainly hasn't worked out for, say, HBO.

Except... they seem to clear out the Emmy awards year after year, don't they? They kick the collective networks' ass year after year, in all the same categories?

Hmm.

I wonder if there's something to that.

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