It’s not big, it’s not smart and it’s time to stop doing more Emily in Paris
I probably sit and think about the Santa Clarita Diet more than the average person, and that’s a fact that I will unfortunately accept. The show presented by Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant is definitely one of the most left-leaning outings Netflix has ever released, but I think there’s good reason to think it’s one of the most original and underrated shows of the past decade. Barrymore and Olyphant play suburban husband-and-wife realtor duo Sheila and Joel, who must deal with Sheila slowly turning into a zombie with a taste for flesh while trying to carry on with her life as usual. It’s the perfect blend of dark humor and blood and guts, it garnered acclaim over its three seasons but never hit its stride with mainstream audiences. I understand it’s not for everyone, but Santa Clarita Diet was brave, well-written, and so much fun. It was canceled after its third season, and the show ended on a cliffhanger. No resolution has come for fans on at least three major plot points. In the meantime, Emily In Paris has just been renewed for its fourth season. Watching hate shows on Netflix is going to be the death of TV.
Watching Hate is a laugh, but the cost of watching Hate on Netflix is good art sometimes
I guess before I go any further on this, I should state that, like everyone else, I’m more than a fan of a few hours of hate watching. I hate watching ITV’s Dinner Date every day. I’m savoring every crumb of this car crash TV, watching the dates crumble before my eyes on a show where it seems like the casting director is on a mission to pick the least charismatic people who’ve ever walked the line. Earth. I hate to watch Love Island year after year, despite it being the pinnacle of the heterosexual agenda and being toxic TV for car crashes every year. But it’s reality TV, and honestly? While Drag Race is still happening, hate watching reality TV at your leisure. It’s in the nature of the format to be somewhat hate-watched.
Guilty pleasure and hate watching is a blurry line. But I really feel like no pleasure should be guilty, and I’m not ashamed of any of my pleasures. There’s nothing fun about watching Dinner Date. It’s watching hate with a venom-filled core.
I hate watching shows that aren’t made anymore. Joy? Oh, you better believe I hate watching this until the cows come home. My days are barely over without spending time watching Mr. Schue terrorize the students of McKinley High Glee Club with disturbing rap skills. Glee is dead and buried. Binging it on Netflix will never get the commissioning bigwigs to give it the green light because Ryan Murphy has moved on even though the internet hasn’t. But if Emily In Paris scores high ratings, you better believe we’re going to have to endure another year of despicable, someone just pressed randomizes Sim fashion roaming the streets of the French capital.
Basically PLEASE stop watching Emily In pissing Paris
I know you all love to hate Lily Collins nonsense, but this ongoing frenzy of such drivel is costing good shows the seasons they deserve. We saw it with the abomination that was 13 Reasons Why. The hours of poor young people’s lives lost in the ether of teenage angst watching that poo stain from a show is reason enough for our country to embark on a period of national mourning. And we live it again with Emily In Paris.
The critical reception of Emily In Paris tells you all you need to know about her merit, and that’s before you consider the condemnation and backlash received from the French over her depiction in the most famous of all canons. from Netflix. But the constant hatred and production pressure to renew Emily In Paris has a darker side, as seen with the controversy surrounding the show’s Golden Globe nomination. Ahead of the ceremony, it was reported that 30 electors were flown to Paris for two nights and received a private lunch paid for by Paramount, which produces Emily In Paris. He had a backlash, and rightly so. It’s worth noting that this year of nominations, acclaimed and game-changing TV like Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You received no nominations.
Looking back at hate
When Santa Clarita Diet was canceled, show creator Victor Fresco and producer Tracy Katsky released a statement saying, “We are all so sad. We enjoyed doing it so much. Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel. Their relationship, in the face of incredible adversity, was inspiring to write about and to watch. Above all, they were funny, which in a comedy is important.
“Netflix took the risk of this weird show and we will always be grateful. They were supportive, always positive and appreciated our work. Until about noon today. Yet they were only a phone call away to be a perfect studio. Not bad. Everything has an end. It was one thing. And that’s how it ended. It was a show brimming with creativity and originality and it ended stopped at its peak.Netflix doesn’t release viewership numbers unless it’s something spectacular and they want to shout about it, but obviously things get canceled for a whole host of reasons. But above all, when what they receive is not worth more than what they put into it.
Continuing to watch Hate on Netflix will increase seasons of shows you know are crap, and smaller productions trying to do something different will suffer. It’s time to change the channel and put on something nice.
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