E: Welcome to the Relatively Entertaining 2015 Fall Preview, Thursday night edition. And now, feel the power of Shonda Rhimes. Feel it. Feel it, I say!
C: No. I shall not. You may take my life, but you’ll never take my dislike of Rhimes’s self-absorbed characters.
M: FREEEEEDOOOOOOMMM!!!! I refuse to bow to the shrine of Shonda!
E: Good luck watching anything on ABC, then.
C: Okay, so I do think it’s valuable that Hollywood feels her power, in terms of representation and diversity. But I’ve never seen anything she wrote that I enjoyed.
M: I agree it’s important that Hollywood feel the power of representation and diversity. Like you, I just happen to think she’s a horrible vessel for it.
E: Hey, you take what you can get. Speaking of which, Thursday seem to be a very light day on cable. Is Rhimes so powerful that she’s intimidated all the other content providers? That’s not a serious question, but there’s definitely something up. Friday and Saturday teem with cool cable shows, overwhelming the paltry network offers, but on a Thursday? Eerie silence.
C: Doesn’t that make perfect sense? Thursday night is a classic live-TV-watching night, while a lot of people watch cable shows on DVR, on demand, or online.