Hanging Out In the ‘Writers’ Room’

Community‘s Jim Rash hosts Sundance’s Writers’ Room, which reveals what it’s like inside the writers’ rooms of televisions most popular shows. The show is not for everyone. Two types of people will like it: fans of the show being featured on that week’s episode and aspiring television writers, who will tune in for every episode. The former group will only watch an episode or two. They will agree with Zap2it‘s assessment of the show feeling like “a glorified DVD box set extra.” Aspiring television writers will disagree because the show provides important insight into how a writers’ room operates, such as some people stressing over how the story progresses and others taking the role of cheerleader.

For the Breaking Bad episode of the Writers’ Room, the writers, producers, and star Bryan Cranston sit down with Jim Rash to discuss their show. Everyone who works on Breaking Bad clearly likes each other. If the first episode sets the tone for the rest of the Writers’ Room, the chance are that show won’t go into how writers deal with arguments and people they don’t like. The Writers’ Room will mostly likely talk about building story arcs and dealing with the network. That’s not a bad thing. It just means fans won’t find out any juicy gossip from behind the scenes.

In the coming weeks, Parks and Recreation, Dexter, New Girl, Game of Thrones, and American Horror Story will all be featured on the Writers’ Room.

About Allison Lips

I am the Toastmasters District 83 Public Relations manager and President of Freehold Phrasers.

Posted on July 30, 2013, in A&E, Cable, Drama, Sundance and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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