12.01.2013

Open Thread: ABC, Remember Your Problems

 
That's right, Twisters; let the countdown begin (damn...didn't I just write something like this????)

ABC Family's triumph-turned-train wreck returns next month, and here's hoping the new writers on Twisted learned a little sumpin' sumpin' from the old writers...as in what the hell not to do.

So Twisters, speak up.  We need to let ABC Family know we have certain needs and requirements which need to be met if they want viewers like us to continue giving a shit about this show.

I'll start:

Bring The Jo Factor down a notch.  Less viewing through the Massason Masterson Lens; more viewing through the Danny, Rico, and Lacey Lens.

Do some damage control with "the sex tape".  Clarify that the creepy white dude simply filmed two kids making out and minding their own business, and then show some punishment.

Stop using Asians as white-obsessed comical fodder.  Give Principal Tang his balls back; show him rededicating himself to his family, and show Jana growing up out of her idiotic crush on Teutonic boy.

Bring back Dacey.  STAT.  Don't really think I need to explain that one.

Rico and Sarita are not a couple of Madonnas.  Give them last names.

Give us a fucking plot and a body count.  By episode five I was only watching the show for Dacey because there wasn't much else going on.

Give us Dark Danny.  I need to see "the Socio" break some bones, choke somebody, stab somebody - somethin'.  I'm not a fan of Angsty Danny.  I want a dose of Demon Danny.

...What about y'all?

28 comments:

  1. I say I wish we could get you to write for the series.

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    1. Sexy, Sexy Avan JogiaDecember 5, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      abc family will cancel this show, because they want the fandom for all the yt actors. But have no fear, Avan Jogia will get plenty of offers. Kylie Bunbury will get plenty of offers. Avan and Kylie will fit very well on other broadcast networks.

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  2. OMG..I was thinking about this series and reading about it's comeback. Man..you was reading my mind! Unfortunately, we may have to wait until Feb 11th 2014, to see any possible improvements to this show.

    Lets see here...hmmm ..if there is anything I would like to see more of on Twisted ,they would be

    1) Please stop putting the POV all on Jo and let all three have it
    2)Let Danny and Lacey have a Romantic relationship,not just have a sexual fling with Danny which bothered me .
    3) Be more realistic. This somewhat relates to point one. Joanna always had to be the problemsolver to the point where she budded in affairs( eg Lacey's parents) that our parents wouldn't allow. Let the main characters be the teens that they are and let all of the parents be adults.
    4)I would love to see more of Lacey's parents,but more civil and happy.

    There may be more,but for the time being this is what I would wish for.

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    1. Unfortunately, we may have to wait until Feb 11th 2014, to see any possible improvements to this show.

      What have you heard?

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  3. Other than shows Ravenswood taking it's time slot, I really haven't heard anything significant about this sudden shift with Twisted. I tried to look at the winter promo..nothing.

    I do find it a little strange that ABC would suddenly do this. They keep saying that the show( Ravenswood) was number one in it's premiere and that it will take Twisted spot for January. I wonder does it have to do with bringing in the new writers or that they are coming to the realization of the screw up they made that possibly could be costly to the show?

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    1. Ravenswood is just an excuse, there are six(6) other days of the week that abc family could give to twisted abc family changes the days of shows all the time. They don't know how to successfully write for two(2) POC in a loving relationship as lead characters in Hollywood. The master plan was for Danny and Jo as a couple but the fandom chose Danny and Lacey, who are the better match. And the ONLY COUPLE IN HOLLYWOOD WITH CHEMISTRY. Well Will Smith and Charlize Theron have great chemistry also.

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    2. Yep! ABC needs to be honest with themselves. They said that Ravenswood previewed at number one in prior time slots. Still, it doesn't make sense. I think that they have came to the realization of mistake they may have made with this show . This show had all sorts of wrong from the beginning . I don't think that they wanted Danny and Lacey to be a permanent couple and I especi ally didn't think they wanted Avan to be seen as a sex symbol who is Asian Canadian.

      I'm hoping that all of this will make those guys improve this but I'm weary because of the way it began .They really have some work to do.

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    3. So basically what folks are saying is that - much like with the problems we're having on Sleepy Hollow - the POC on Twisted weren't meant to be the main draw. The show was supposed to be a success because of the white people.

      So now, we're going to see the slow, careful phase-out, the unnecessary delays, the recasting in terms of importance and screen time.

      Whatever. It won't help. Dacey, like Ichabbie and Olitz, has made people want to watch TV again and in record numbers. It's no coincidence that the Sleepy Hollow episodes that don't have John Cho tend to be worse off than the ones who do. POC in the leads brings in the ratings. FlashForward was on a roll until it went on a 4-month hiatus, came back, and then focused only on the white people. It was promptly canceled after that.

      At this rate, TV will go back to being that thing people turn on for background noise while they watch their favorite POC-dominated shows and vlogs on the web.

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    4. If ravenswood is so strong why does it need to follow pretty little liars? If ravenswood is so strong then give the show it's own independent day of the week.

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    5. I don't think it's as strong as they're trying to make it seem. I think it's on par with Twisted or subpar. That's why they're showcasing Ravenswood and building it up and ignoring Twisted. They're pitting one show against the other. They seem to be biased too, because it's obvious who they want to remain on air. Which is a shame because both shows can do very well if given proper support.

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  4. I agree with all of your proposed changes! I was really into the show initially and there was so much promise for a unique and above average plot, only for the writers to really drop the ball. This show has such a great opportunity to do better! Can't wait to give it another chance.

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  5. They need to stop with the #PoorJo crap that plagued this show. I still have a terrible taste in my mouth about how everyone should have felt sad for Jo when other people were going through worse crap. ie...When Lacey had her private moment video taped and sent to everyone in her school, and had all of those terrible names written on her locker. I didn't even see the last episode because of that mess. It was truly disgusting to watch.

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  6. I've been thinking for awhile now that ABCfam are purposely sabotaging this show. I don't think they thought/or wanted so many people to relate to Lacey more than Jo and for Avan to garner such a large female audience. I mean he's a very talented but he's also very attractive. I know grown women (myself included) that feel a bit guilty for looking at him the way we do, he's so young. I think that bothers the powers that be, Twisted is the only ABCfam show that has an interracial couple that doesn't involve a white person. More and more people tuned in,and their response- undermining Danny and Lacey's character, increasingly making the show about Jo, not giving the audience 10 eps. like they said but 8, pushing back the premiere and adding questionable writers. I think they want it to fail.

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    1. not giving the audience 10 eps. like they said but 8

      They cut it down to 8???

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    2. Yep. Plus they've already given Fosters a green light for a second season whereas it's just dead air in regards to Twisted. I also noticed that instead of focusing on the story and characters already established, they're adding new characters. All white. Avan and Ashton are the only young mean of color featured. They still haven't mentioned anything about Lacey's sister but they've added new characters. Yeah. Please don't think I'm saying there's something wrong with them adding someone white, I was just hoping for more diversity amongst the cast. I'm going to watch (at least the first two eps) and I'm hoping that they don't let me down. Not holding my breath though.

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    3. I know what you mean about the diversity part? To add just only more Whites and no other POCs.... that is not a good sign along with the cutdown in episodes,that is even worse. If they would taken their Black fans more seriously along with a sensible storyline, Twisted would probably be on top of their game and be alongside with Sleepy Hallow or Scandal. I'm going tto look at a couple of episodes just to see if any improvements have been made but something tells me that I will be disappointed with even more.

      I really believe what your say when you talk about sabotage. I don't think they have any plans to strengthen that show. It will definitely be their law

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    4. OMG, OMG I wish they would cancel this show. Avan Jogia would have a new job in no time flat. There are so many shows where he would fit in perfectly. Shonda Rhimes has three(3) new shows coming out, so he will find a job. abc family is so shady. If ravenswood is so popular then give them their own independent day of the week. THE ORIGINALS on CW follows no one, and they are the # 1 Show.

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    5. It's ravenswood, the greatest show since 4eva. If ravenswood is all that, then they would not need to follow pretty little liars. Great shows lead, great show do not follow. Wow, who knew two(2) people of colour would garner this response from abc family.

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    6. From what I heard about the show,their ratings dipped after having high ratings which is why none of this makes sense to me. I just think that the producers of Twisted went about this show the wrong way. Jo is what will possibly put this show in it's grave. If they won't listen to their fans, they will not listen to them, which is the case here. I think that the producers just thought that we'll just settle for Lacey being with Archie and would eventually put Jo with him..NOT! C'mon now..if I was Laceys age, I would want to be with Danny with his good looks.

      If Twisted direction is going the way 77say it is,I think they should cancel it. The producers already may have cause harm to the series as it and to send a message that it will be a mostly White will cause its demise. I believe Avan can go along way. I could see him in a. Scandal like series (Imagine that..Lordie!) mystery, SciFi(Sleepy Hollow) or a nice romance picture. It also would be nice if Lacey could join him.Their chemistry was beyond incredible! For all we know it could be a blessing in disguise.

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    7. By all means, cancel it. It sounds as good as canceled anyway.

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  7. Yep! I guess they thought that we would look at Avan and thought that we wouldn't take him seriously as a sex symbol. Though he's half Asian, he looks Asian (Indian) and they're supposed to be sexless geeks..right? I was thinking about Lacey's real life love,Rico (Ashton Moio).Wow! didn't know how good looking he really is. Being Latino, I guess they made him a stereotypical nerd. Nope, no man of color can be with Lacey. That's only reserved for White guys..lol! *sarcasm *

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    1. I think Ashton Moio is Filipino. Asian as well, there are a lot of asians on this show which in itself is a good thing.

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    2. Thanks for that tidbit. I thought that he was Latino because everybody else was identifying him like that and yes , it's a great thing for the show,but they way they're going with the upcoming one, it may crash and burn because of Poor Jo. I love Avan and Ashton. Kylie( Lacey) is a very lucky woman dealing with these two hotties..lol!

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    3. Nope he's mexican and italian

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  8. Ok, this is what needs to change: Lacey and Jo have horrible hair every episode.1st Lacey/Kylie and Jo/Mady rock the same hairstyles as their Mothers, what 16 yr olds wear the same style as their Mothers? Hire a Black Hairstylist. 2nd Teenagers are very CREATIVE with their appearance, they dress these teenagers like old adz truck drivers. Danny/Avan needs more background/foundation, bring back his Aunt that defended him at the fair/town hall mtg. I would like to see the other cultures represented in this show, India, Grenada, Guyana, Africa.

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