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This Showrunner, That Show: Let's Play TV Transplant!

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What’s keeping me from doing more blogging today is working on my review of Kings for the print magazine. Naturally, it made me want to write a blog post.

I don’t want to telegraph too much about my review—it’s complicated—but one thing I was thinking as I watched was that I sometimes wished that a different writer had gotten the chance to work on this imaginary world, someone who could create alternative universes and languages out of whole cloth, but who could create livelier characters and had more of a sense of playfulness.

And then it occurred to me: I want Joss Whedon to write Kings. It makes perfect sense. Here’s a show whose premise I love, whose execution could use work. Whedon is a writer whose execution I generally love, who’s doing a show that (so far) is handicapped by its premise. Peanut butter, meet chocolate!

It’ll never happen, but it’s a fun game to play. Call it TV Transplant: What TV producer or writer would you like to see take over which other TV show—permanently, or even for a guest episode?

You can use Joss if you want too, but remember, he’s only one man.

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