- Aug 12, 2015
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More annoyingly, they're rerunning episodes from this last season. I don't think this is half the mistake we think it is. It seems clearly intentional. The HBO money keeps becoming better thing with each reveal.I'm pretty surprised myself. I mean...in the old days, a recycled plot would be from 2 seasons before. But nowadays, I feel like they're starting to going a little too far back.
If the executives prefer to use more younger people, what's wrong with having older folks on the show? I think the older adults (Bob, Gordon, Luis, Gina, ...basically anyone who was on the show before Season 30) should be there to balance the demographics on the street, if it doesn't mean they should appear in every single episode. I can understand how Bob and Susan and some older cast members have gradually been getting phased out recently, but they could perhaps portray the modern grandmother and grandfather (at least maybe Gordon and Susan could). I don't see why that couldn't happen.But again, this is very common in show biz: the execs always want younger people. SW's new staff sound like they're taking a much more corporate approach to the show.
But remember, in those days there were 100+ episodes with the new set and just a handful of repeats. There was more consistency. This season has half of the episodes with the new set and half of the episodes as reruns with all sorts of different iterations of the set.I think reruning episodes from a time where the set looked different isn't too much of a concern: remember, Season 25 was the first season of the brightened up and cleaned up set with the new ATC area, yet they had reruns from Season 23, when the set still had that urban grit look to it. Of course, those differences don't quite compared when you consider the entire set's been radically redesigned since the Bookaneers episode - but still.
Homer Simpson Eating Play-Doh and being told it's non-toxic: "That's a plus."There are no fairy tale characters in sight!