Viewing Single Post From: Ed Scott speaks to Michael Logan
Aug 23 2008, 05:38 AM
- Elite Member
- October 9, 2007
Great post! I also wonder if Edīs vison wasnīt too character driven and too real for NBC and Sony to like and thatīs why he was replaced by Gary Tomlin. Dena said in one of her blog post half of her ideas never makes it on the screen due the fights with EP, so Ed obviously had huge impact at the story projections. We will probably never discover what he wanted to do and what she wanted to do, but if there are two entirely different visions clashing all the time, it never does anything good for the show.
- Aug 22 2008, 11:43 PM
Ed is no innocent in this (and I certainly expected him to not admit to anything that we've heard about...why would he?) but this was still a classy interview. The way he handled himself here proves why cast and crew seem to love him. I did notice how he was subtle in throwing some jabs out at Higley, like mentioning the show still has a ways to go before being character-driven and what not. It was subtle but you could feel it.
I do think Corday cares. I think he just cares too much and, as a result, the idiot makes these dumb changes and regrets them but then realizes he's stuck with the person or persons he brought in so he tries to control them in an attempt to live with them peacefully. It works for awhile but things turn direction-less and there is a falling out followed by firings. It's been like this for years and it's a damn shame. Let's get some damn consistency!
Now, this is just my feeling, but I think Sony was calling for Ed's head too. I think things with Ed were really that bad. I like ED and want Higley gone too but two wrongs don't make a right. Just because Higley isn't good and scabbed and whatever doesn't make what Ed did right, even if he wrote better material. It just doesn't. I understand the motivation and applaud his trying to help but there are better ways. I think Sony was fed up and NBC did not want to renew a show that was already dealing with the Higley shit from the strike and now had another scandal to handle. So, Corday axes Ed and I really do expect Higley to go at some point now with the Whitesell news. I really do. I think he just wants to start anew and try to stabilize things.
I, personally, don't care anymore. I just want to enjoy my damn show. I'm almost at the point where I don't even care who is writing, directing, how pretty the lighting is, etc. I really do long for the days before the internet when all fans did was just watch and enjoy. That doesn't mean you watch when you hate what your seeing but I do think knowing more hurts viewing a show. It just does. Even on days when I enjoy any show, I find myself questioning things too much. Watching a show should not be like that. You should just sit, watch, and enjoy or feel whatever you feel without worrying about who wrote it, who directed it, or whatever. I don't think those of us who frequent the boards or hang out online can ever get a feeling like that back again but change happens, I guess.
Anyway, from the things I read Tomlin will suit DAYS more than Scott so I donīt think the change will hurt the show. I agree with everyone I donīt want to lost the rest of Edīs team, but unless the situation is really awfull on the set I doubt anyone will want to join the uneployment line. As for Dena, I hope she is able to communicate with the new team better and stays with the show because I really think the last thing we need is another abrupt change writing wise. And I actually quite like most of her fall preview and some bold changes she introduced to the show.