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March 14th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

See, if they were charging, we wouldn’t be able to bring yet another New York Times article to your attention. One, we might suggest, that has actual topical relevance to this blog. Endings. Writing them, to be specific.

As it turns out, what goes up must come down. Or stories must end. Hmm, perhaps this is how the soap opera evolved. They couldn’t figure out how to wrap all the storylines up. Actually, due to a variety of reasons (like, oh, not wanting people to know how things end in this fast-paced ifnormation era), television series are pushing the writing of finales to the limit. While network executives say this:

But both executives have learned to “respect the creative process,” as the buzz-phrase goes, trusting that writerly intuition will flourish with looser deadlines and less intrusion. Pressed by reporters in January,

We figure there’s a lot of Xanax popping going on behind the scenes. Especially since

The writers of “Desperate Housewives” are creating their highly anticipated finale only now because they have already used ideas they meant to save for later

Yeah, that’s what we always say, too.

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