Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Save Sons & Daughters

I need a favor.

I know, I know. I've been a bit of a recluse of late... but with several finals looming like a dark storm on my horizon, I've regretfully neglected the blogosphere. I beg of you to find it in your hearts to forgive me though and lend me a much needed hand.

You see... ABC has yet to pick up Sons & Daughters for another season. Now with all the formulaic trash that is polluting the airwaves, I feel it incumbent upon me to do what I can to save one of the few shows I thoroughly enjoy. So if you could be so kind as to sign this online petition to bring it back this fall, I'd be eternally grateful (well... grateful for the next few years at least until the show is eventually cancelled or has run its due course).

I'll go ahead and thank you up front for your help... and leave you with the promise that I'll post again soon.


Alice said...

Sign a petition that you promote on your blog? And then pass it on to eight of my closest friends or have bad luck for seven days? The phone will ring ten seconds after I sign it, right?

Is this really the best you can do?

You know how I feel about petitions!

Because you seem to have good taste and because you seem to be studying like a dog I will oblige you this ONCE.

Marc said...

No, no, no... if you pass it on you will have seven days of GOOD luck... we believe in positive reinforcement around these parts.

BA said...

Well seeing as they ripped off the basic premise of the greatest show of all time, Arrested Development, is there any reason to believe it's fate is destined to be different?

Marc said...

Yes. Here's why: While I loved AD, S&D really is a different show. If simply premising a show around a dysfunctional family is ripping off a premise then Arrested D isn't original either. S&D is written around real family life and nuanced relationships. AD was hilarious but its scripts tended to be a little "out there" sometimes (it was part of it's charm); it's not the same brand of humor at all. It's because of this that I think S&D could appeal to a broader audience and hopefully save itself from the axe. Just needs a better timeslot (I.E. Not airing opposite the highest rated show on TV - American Idol).

Mrs. McDreamy said...

I signed it! I thank you for bringing to attention this shows horrible fate. I think it is hilarious and want it to continue, just not at the same time as scrubs.