Homeland Season 2 Review “New Car Smell”

The ability to surprise is an important weapon for any showrunner. Whether its a strangely timed romance, a shocking death, or a startling character revelation, twists and surprises keep viewers in the age of 21st century-onset ADD coming back. Showrunners absolutely recognize this fact, so they take great strides in surprising their viewership. The problem is that fans have started to figure these thingsout. Television tropes have become known and fans routinely discuss them in a variety of means. If you have a standard television show, it’s pretty hard to sneak an earned twist by your fans. By the time a show’s writing staff even conceives of an idea for a twist, it’s possible existence has already been discussed on message boards, Facebook, and Twitter. If you are a showrunner in 2012, what is there to do? Well, you could always try and be Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Read More...



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