Quick Takes

Oct 6, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“This season, I’ve noticed a trend of series that target women viewers. I find this interesting because it shows an initiative to attract an alternative demography. I like to watch `The West Wing’ because it proves that a diverse cast can be successful.”
Michael Olmos, independent film and television writer/producer, Los Angeles
“I’d say the new season is marginally better than last year’s crop but, hello, have you seen `The Mullets’? My favorite new show? Of course, all of ours. But of the competition’s? `Nip/Tuck.”’
Ellen Baine, VP programming, Chum Television, Toronto
“As a whole, better, because the percentage of `reality,’ which is destructive to relationships and the human spirit, has declined. `Joan of Arcadia’ appeals to me because it has a commitment to values and allows a family to watch together without sending the kids out of the room.”
Steve Beverly, broadcasting professor, Union University, Jackson, Tenn.