You want to know something? I can’t remember the last time I was truly excited about a Paramount Plus show.
Picard was excellent this season, but after a dreadful sophomore effort, the final campaign was actually pleasantly surprising.
Rabbit Hole had 24 vibes because of Kiefer Sutherland, but it came in with zero heat. It was ultimately
just OK but I was confused half the time.
Honestly, besides Picard and Beavis and Butthead, Paramount Plus has been nothing but a glorified DVR for reruns of Ghosts.
All of this led up to my lack of surprise when I discovered four of its shows had been cancelled, including Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. A program I didn’t even bother screening because no one was talking about it.
What’s the solution?
Well, make sure the service works. That always helps.
More aggressive show promotion adjacent to its movie library, which is very good.
And just make better choices when it comes to programming. Who was this Grease show for? I know the film and music is adored but they were tearing muscles with that stretch, in hoping that it would connect with today’s audience.
Give us more Tulsa Kings and less Halos, which is still a travesty I haven’t forgotten about.
I’ll be watching to see what Paramount Plus does next. A lot of people will. These ventures cost a lot of money.
But a good start will be to make sure they’re giving us something to look forward to.
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