Ok, maybe I made that up. But we do have a casting Couch Boom!
The lack of Oscar diversity is paying dividends, let's just hope the newly hired are capable. I hardly watch American/Hollywood TV any more, in part because of wankers like Lena Dunham. How stupid must one be to make a public fuss about something as inane as this, and still be wrong? Does she actually have a shoe size IQ?
On the other hand, I have enjoyed many foreign produced shows over the past many years. Whether British, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, or Australian, I generally enjoy the freshness of the locations, as well as the filming, and storytelling styles. For example, Strike Back is an action show based on a small team of British operators pursuing terrorists. Compare it with The Unit. Strike Back is a pretty good, and it does not suffer from the Pearl Harbor problem of marrying what amounts to a RomCom to an banal action flick. Nor does it suffer from the core problem of The Unit which it is really a soap opera, with a minor amount of action, just to "keep the guys eyes." Didn't work, I could not watch The Unit.
The comment here by fozzyvmccanada make the point: Love the program but just found out it ... - IMDb
"For years I watched the show and loved it.. Thanks to netflix I found the original.. ( Ultimate Force) a 2002 UK show about the SAS..
Now when you watch it you can see there is no budget but if you look at the characters you will see a uncanny mirror image of the personalities in the two shows.
I love the unit but after watching the UK version I prefer the UK version as it doesn't ponce around with the families...its about the boys and the works they have to do.
again the UK one had no budget so don't expect the UNIT filming quality or props"
I too detest the "ponce around with families" crap. American TV has great production quality, but the screenplays seem to be adapted by committee in the hopes of appealing to everyone on the planet. In the end, most seem to appeal to no one on the planet.
Increasingly, it seems Hollywood is hoping China will allow more US films into the country. Here's a thought, perhaps Hollywood could begin producing movies only for the Chinese market, and everyone else could begin producing for the US market. And could we see a few more english language, but not American produced fare? Yes, Brit, Canadian, and Australian productions count, but they are already all in, I am hoping for more European countries producing this content. After all, it would seem a no brainer for a Norwegian production company to produce some material in English. Then not only could Norwegians watch the program, but so could the Dutch, French, Brits, etc., and so could the American's, a very large market indeed.
Here's hoping, 1. Dunham heads off to become a Chinese screen Siren, and 2. We get a heaping helping of good foreign produced TV.