One more thing. I hope this chat site stays up at least until we get the S7 DVDs, due out the end of April. in case there is a special on them where the cast and producers discuss the show. They should give us that and it would be interesting to see how our views compare to theirs.
CBS is interested in shows that give them the profits from reruns and syndication. All CBS gets from TM is the ad dollars and distribution during the run of the series. TM belongs to Warner Bros, which makes all the money (lots of it!) from TM from now on. None of the networks care about quality (obviously, judging from what they keep and discard). It's all about the followup profits. We were lucky to have had 6 1/2 seasons of TM. Watching the DVDs makes it even better because I can see now how things tied together and characters were developed that weren't obvious during the initial airing. There is depth there that the other shows totally lack.
I've been watching my TM DVDs and noticed how often that pond has been used for various episodes. It was where Jane almost drowned in Fugue in Red, and in episodes where a car was pulled out and recently where the scene had that cabin Jane just bought in the background but slightly redone to look a bit different. in fact, every episode involving a bit of a stream with weeds growing around it is that same pond. Also I notice that every home interior that is not upscale is the same Craftsman style , as in the house Wayne and Grace are living in. It's interesting to watch past episodes and see how some stage settings are reused over and over for different purposes.
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