I do agree though that 13-14 episodes a season is quite short. Back in the 1980s, "The Greatest American Hero" which did use some CGI obviously for flying and the holographs, at it's SHORTEST regular season was 13 episodes. The first season was 8 episodes, but it was a mid-season replacement and therefore they went by the second half of a season episode count filming. The middle one was 22.
I'm just hoping "Pan Am" is given a fair chance - especially if it has international appeal. Wish I knew what the mid-season replacement was in order to get a fair analysis of its chances.
OK, I viewed the replacement - GCB (or Good Christian Bitches - the official book title, or the changed Good Christian Belles, probably to not offense Christian beliefs) and have to say...
IMHO, Pan Am should be safe, but knowing how people like to bash Christian religion, we may see the end of the what I feel more fun and nostalgic series over cheap gags.
In fact, it says enough they are abbreviating the title to GCB because they know what the backlash will be.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
-- Yogi Berra
Gosh, I remember when the exciting technology was color TV! We were soooo excited when we saw it for the first time at my grandparents' house!! *laugh*The technology is far better today, but I do miss the good old days of tv.
Edited to add:
That is another reason I prefer watching TV via Netflix. No commercials! I don't have my TV hooked up to the outside world so I watch Pan Am online and the number of commercials drive me crazy! I was on vacation, recently, watching the show when it was broadcast and I wondered how people could stand all of the commercials because there even more than when I watch it online.At that time an hour show was permitted a maximum of 6 minutes of commercials.
Last edited by JulieAnn; 11-30-2011 at 02:54 PM.
All the speculation from the media is that it is cancelled and ABC just doesn't want to admit it yet. The actress who plays Colette (I used past tense at first!) posted that they had received the call and the show was over. She then backtracked but I don't know if that's because the powers that be got to her and asked her to...hopefully they're still working on saving the show.
“When you're with someone, you put up with the stuff that makes you lose respect for them. And that is love.” —Erin, The Office
"If you're obsessed with TV, why don't you keep up with it in a timely way?!" - Mindy, The Mindy Project
With a couple of exceptions, I would far rather watch classic shows than modern ones. I know it's a cliche about the "golden age of television," but honestly, I just think they were better shows.
As for commercials, that's why God invented the DVR.
And speaking of which, since the Christian Right likes to howl when it's offended, there's chance that this replacement show might not last long. I hope so, because I'd rather watch Pan Am.
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!