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Heresy of the Week – Darwinist commissioning isn’t giving us better TV


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

Which TV shows get made and which get left on the shelf (or binned) is a highly competitive affair. But in the cut-and-thrust live-or-die business, a lot of shows which could have bloomed into successes never get the chance.

Read on…