Sunday, April 15, 2012
A Titanic Mini Series? You Can't Be Serious
Let me get this straight: ABC is taking the next few Sunday nights to broadcast a four-part miniseries that chronicles the real and imagined stories that took place on the Titanic before it sank. All this is to mark the 100th Anniversary of the mighty boat's sinking at sea, I get that, and I hate to break it to the ABC brass, but I think this concept's been done already. Here's ABC's overview:
The series is a four-part television costume drama created by producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and written by Julian Fellowes to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the maritime disaster on 15 April 1912. It sets out to paint a portrait of a whole society, telling the stories of a wide range of characters, both real and imagined, from every social level. Their narratives are developed and gradually interwoven over the first three episodes, each of which ends in a cliffhanger as the ship begins to founder. The fourth and final episode draws all of the different stories together and reveal to the audience who survives.
Have any of these ABC writers or producers, etc, ever heard of a little flick called TITANIC? You know, the greatest motion picture ever made. Not to mention the highest grossing, hitting 2billion this past weekend. I think we've already covered the fictional love story that crossed classes aboard the doomed Titanic. We've already met the unsinkable Molly Brown, and guess what, I think we all know how this epic four-part story ends. We know because every person in the first world has seen TITANIC. Like I said, 2billion in gross. Why do a retread of the same thing as the movie? It's just plain lazy. You can't think these TV actors can rival Leo and Kate, the players in the greatest on-screen love story ever, can you?
Why would ABC try to remake something that can never be topped or touched in quality? Can't even come close. What's next? The cast from WHITNEY making a mob drama about a gangster with mother issues and a therapist? Let it go, guys, nothing will ever match James Cameron's TITANIC. Please, you're embarrassing yourselves.
And this means no more DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES until May. For the five remaining HOUSEWIVES watchers, that's the worst part.
Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_%282012_TV_miniseries%29
Read a Review: http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-chicago/abc-titanic-mini-series-unfolds-tragedy-through-its-characters-review