I actually think that this show is getting better now, it will be interesting to see who will take over for Mike Scott long term.
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.
I could imagine a roving band of branch managers, with big-name guest stars trying to fill Michael's shoes.
A three or four episode arc would be easy money, fun to do, and fairly painless for the payoff.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Have any other shows seen turnover at the lead this deep in to the series and then gone on to put up quality years afterwards?
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Lead is tough...here are a few major characters I can think of:
Cheers - Diane and Coach
Fresh Price - Aunt Viv (not the character, just the actress)
South Park - Kenny, multiple times
ER - Tons of people
As long as they don't give it to someone in house (the Jim fiasco) the show should be good. It will need a different dynamic but it I think it can be very successful.
ER survived just fine without Clooney, Edwards, Margulies, etc. Just like The Office could survive without Michael, Jim and Pam.
By the end of ER, none of the leads who started with the show were still there. Since both shows center on a workplace, rather than the home lives of the characters, it makes perfect sense that people would move on from that workplace, just as they do IRL.
Last edited by Unassisted; 05-03-2011 at 11:50 AM.
I forgot ER was even still until 2008....when TNT was showing the repeats (They took them off abruptly and now are beginning to do it with L & O)
I started watching it and forgot how good the show was.....but it needed to end and it did pretty well.