Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Soap Operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" Have Been Cancelled....Will "Blood & Chrome" Be Next?
It truly sucks to be the SyFy Channel in more ways than one nowadays. I guess they didn't do their marketing research (rooted in foresight) well enough to realize that Ronald D. Moore's Soap Opera-ish nonsense showcased in "GINO" and "Caprica"...and eventually to be spilling over into "Blood & Chrome"...is a dying breed of television programming. Soap Operas are on their way out...and so too will "Blood & Chrome" as it will no doubt be carrying on the Ronald D. Moore dysfunctional tradition of....Soap Opera first.....Science Fiction last (if at all.)
It's inevitable that the SyFy Channel will continue to crank out Ronald D. Moore's Soap Opera-ish nonsense in "Blood & Chrome" regardless of the recent cancellations of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" because these "Ronny Operas" are the only types of programs the SyFy Channel knows how to produce with Ronald D. Moore. And they will keep on doing so until the overwhelming reality of the Soap Opera genre's death sinks in via "Blood & Chrome" pulling in ratings in the negative digits.
Other than this....there is nothing that the SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore know how to do together. Absolutely nothing. I dare say that not only does the recent cancellations of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" drive the final nails into the coffin of the Soap Opera genre....but it also drives nails into the coffin of the "SyFy Channel / Ronald D. Moore" partnership. There simply isn't a market anymore for Soap Opera nonsense.....whether it's a straight up Soap Opera like "Ryan's Hope" or "General Hospital"....or whether it's the indirect nonsense of the "SyFy Channel's Soap Opera Space Shows" produced and written by Ronald D. Moore.
Pine Valley and Erica Kane are now gone. With any luck....Ronald D. Moore's "William Husker Adama" in "Blood & Chrome" will also be gone....long before "Blood & Chrome" even debuts.
Posted by Languatron at 8:30 PM