Thursday, 31 May 2018

"Jackie" Show?

Yesterday, I read through a piece that concerned the firing of Roseanne, and the termination of the show.  Basically, some folks in the background....appearing to be led by Sara Gilbert (producer/actress) of the current Roseanne Show, want to remake the show around 'Dan' and 'Jackie'.  You would just say some unfortunate accident came upon Roseanne (kinda like the way that Charlie died on Two-and-a-Half-Men), and the show goes on.

In this case?  First, I have my doubts that John Goodman really wants to entertain this idea, and would probably suggest to them that they can kill off his character just as well.

So then you progress on....it's basically a Jackie and Sara Gilbert show.  Viewers?  They might get 80-percent of the viewers on first night of the new dynamic, and then lose five-percent of the viewers on each show that follows.  Yeah, it would crawl along to a dramatic finish in May of 2019.

The other problem here?  Well....Roseanne herself could go to Fox and offer up a new series idea.  Bring in some conservative writers, and write up a script of a wife who has passed on, and God has blocked off the gates, and more or less...sending Roseanne back down to occupy a different situation.  In fact, she might even go the route of coming back as the mother of four black teenagers.

The problem for Sara Gilbert's 'life without Roseanne' series.....is that it needed a particular dynamic to move each other character forward.  That dynamic would fail to exist.

My guess is that ABC and Sara Gilbert would be stupid enough to attempt this, and Fox would be crazy enough to bring a series with Roseanne out of thin air.  All of this would prove that the entertainment industry is really in some weird trend, and logic defies reason.

One might note as well.....Two-and-A-Half-Men....was fairly dismal after they killed off Charley.  But they did linger on for two more years.

So to the last laugh.  Can you imagine opening the first episode of the 'Jackie' show, and here are the members of the Conner family.....grieving over mama (Roseanne) having departed.  They would try to weave this fake good-bye story, with fake tears.....while the audience sits there and remembers all the negative things that were said about Roseanne.  How bogus will the first episode be? 

Disorder Story

I was read a short piece in the last week which picked up the topic noted by a single university, that they came realize around a quarter of their crowd are now admitting as they register.....they are mentally ill in some fashion.

Of course, the definitions were open to some degree.  If you suffered from anxiety, panic attacks, bi-polar issues, eating disorders, ADAH, personality disorders, substance abuse, etc.....you fell into this 'pit'.

Course, the real issue is that for all these years....no one ever put this on a submission form and asked the kid as he paid the tuition...do you have problems that you want to admit?  Frankly, until recently.....they didn't care.  The university has a product and someone wants to buy it.  The old attitude was just to sell that product and move on.

But this kinda makes you wonder....do we now have more people with mental issues than in previous decades?  I would tend to argue that we always had people who had 'issues', and the vast majority just lived with it and learned some counter-balance solution on their own.

In the case of the university system....I see them wanting to broaden their product and attach more fees/costs into the system.  If you had seven-hundred folks registered with the college and admitting eating disorders....well, you'd probably go out and hire two full-time counselors, and try to hype up their availability.....putting the cost into the tuition system.  Or you might have 1,500 folks admitting that they were suffering from panic attacks, and you'd have a special office on campus where they could 'escape' into and get 'relief'.

But in the midst of all of this disorder business.....would you have some folks who just showed up with no issue and figured....what the hell....I'll mark down that I've got a personality disorder, and a eating disorder....then spend a fifteen minute session with the disorder 'chief' trying to convince them of a fake background.  You can imagine 2025 rolling around and some university chief waking up one morning to be told that 88-percent of his students have some kind of disorder, and creating a whole department to micromanage the issue.