Ryan Murphy's new procedural: Should it just be one season?
Image Credit: Insidefoto/PR PhotosRyan Murphy, most recently of Glee and Eat Pray Love fame, is teaming up with 24 producer Howard Gordon for “a high-concept character-driven procedural that deals with making people face their worst fears and phobias,” according to Deadline. The show will also have “supernatural” elements.
This is my big wish for this show: That Fox pick it up as a one-season-only series. Did 24 ever get better than its first season? Hell to the no. Nip/Tuck started strong and had a decent enough second season, but then it fizzled and started repeating itself at every possible juncture. (How many serial killers can one show that’s not really about serial killers have? Way too many.) Popular was showing signs of strain when it got canceled. Glee has an incredibly tough task ahead of it, especially given that even the first season got a little repetitive. (Sue is mean…but deep down, she is okay!)
And yet these are fantastic shows. Fascinating, titillating, exciting, distinctive — hooray for everything. Image all the goodness of these shows jam-packed into 22 episodes; imagine a creative endeavor that never had to “top” itself to stay relevant; imagine it is about a supernatural phobia-curer. Kinda great, right?
Who’s with me, PopWatchers? I’ll probably wind up watching this show no matter what, but a girl can dream, right?