Friday, April 27, 2007

The Minear Effect

A couple of years ago, just after Wonderfalls was axed, Nick expressed his belief in what I now call "The Minear Effect:"
The Minear Effect, noun phrase. The phenomenon wherein, if Tim Minear becomes associated with a television series, it will instantly become 20% better but 50% more likely to be canceled.
This article from Blogcritics Magazine illustrates my point by listing the mostly-good shows with which Minear has been associated and which have been canceled, mostly before their times. Come to think of it, perhaps I should recast this phenomenon as The Fox Effect. Sigh.

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