Monday, July 03, 2006

So Long TV Genius

Before it gets too late, I must pay homage to the recently departed Aaron Spelling. His dream of creating television dramas aimed at teens/twentysomethings certainly brought much joy to my life over the years. Although I enjoyed the antics of a wacky cruise ship crew, it wasn't until Brandon, Brenda, Dylan and Kelly graced my screen that I knew Spelling really spelled "genius."

Thank you, Aaron, for delighting me with the sagas of rich California kids for the last 14 years (yes, 90210 is still on - check out the SOAP network daily). And thank you, Aaron, for bringing a new era of trashy soap TV via "Melrose Place" for my generation. Without you, my hours of couch potatoing would have been full of just sitcoms.

Note: We will not comment about a certain lame "family-oriented" show on the WB that Mr. Spelling is also credited as producing. His legacy should really try to separate him from that piece of ultimate dullness.

3 comments:

The Goddess said...

I think most of us who are fans of Mr. Spelling's trashy genius are willing to overlook that one unmentionable bit of late-in-life treacliness. If he went soft in his old age, well, it happens to the best of us.

The Goddess said...

I think most of us who are fans of Mr. Spelling's trashy genius are willing to overlook that one unmentionable bit of late-in-life treacliness. If he went a bit soft in his old age, well, it happens to the best of us.

Bruiser Woods said...

Why the lack of love for 7th Heaven? I commend Mr. Spelling for his foresight in catering to the Bible crowd. Lord knows we all could use a little morality on our broadcast TV. Amen, and pass the chese.

Did you know Aaron Spelling's IMDB filmography as a producer is 212 items long??? I think that must be a record or something...oh, it is -- he holds the Guinness World Record as "most prolific television producer". And he used to be a cheerleader! So many talents...