Originally Posted by VisionOn
Yeah, if you're female between the ages of 16-28. That's the only audience Ostroff is interested in. Every good show on the CW is something that was left over from The WB. All the others (and most of the starting CW shows) she cancelled because they didn't appeal to young girls.
And The Beautiful Life only lasted two episodes this season, so even CW isn't above killing shows without warning. After Supernatural goes off air I'll have no reason to tune in to the CW again. I stopped watching Smallville a long long time ago.
The only reason Supernatural escaped her axe is because Jared and Jensen have a large female fan base.
OK, I gotcha, Visio. Yaknow, I started the season not planning to watch "The Vampire Diaries" because IT, too, looked like it would be "90210" for vampires, or something, but after two episodes, and catching the tail end at the beginning of my "Supernatural" recordings, since I time-shift that, as well, I was A BIT intrigued, so I started recording it, and then eventually caught the first two episodes online and caught up what I had recorded...
Guess what? It DID start out sort of like some TEEN DRAMA, but it quickly grew. While a couple of the central characters are still (at least supposed to be) teens, several of the main characters are clearly not (and not supposed to be), and the DRAMA is much more adult -- as is the romance. It's getting a lot more like "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer," except without the humor nor so much vampire slaying, though some of that is going on. It's actually surprised me, and I'm enjoying it.
No, it's not as good as "Supernatural," but then its so different you can't compare them, really. Guess I need to learn more about Dawn Ostroff and The CW, though. I assume Melrose and 90210 and so forth were all WB shows, huh, since CW has brought them back?
Nobody in Hollywood wants to do something NEW when something "tried and true" worked in the past. If they think they can "remake it" and "make it work" they DO. Look at the movies. Sometimes it makes me sick. Then again, sometimes I watch the new movie (or show), and it IS better.