So you know how Hollywood is. Everyone is lovely to work with. Every experience is great. Because the one thing that you don’t do, whatever happens, is to tell the truth in public about how you really feel.
Josh Friedman is the writer and producer of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Despite a successful launch and a large fan base, the show was recently cancelled by Fox. Not surprisingly, Friedman isn’t happy about it. More surprisingly, he’s blogged about it. Here’s a flavour:
Everyone says having your show cancelled is like a death but I’ve been dead before and at least when you’re dead you don’t get thrown off the Warner Bros. lot for haunting your old parking space. They probably mean it’s like the death of a friend or a family member but that shit only hurts when it’s YOUR friend or family member and even then it’s mitigated by age, lifestyle and whether that person was a Hollywood friend or a real one and whether that family member left you money.
Losing your show is more like a surprise divorce where you get served papers in the morning and your (ex)wife is fucking Human Target by three in the afternoon using the same time slot your child was conceived in and also where she did that one thing that one time on your birthday.
Ouch. Commiserations to Friedman, whose blog is one of the less frequent but more perceptive in town: you can read the whole piece here.