I had a conversation with a friend and regular source today about an upcoming TV show. It’s got a talented B-list star to top line and has credible staff behind it, but my friends tell me it’s unnerving how much they’re attempting to replicate Breaking Bad, to the point the creative are immersing themselves in episodes to decide the tone and look of the series.
Let’s just hope it’s the Family Guy to The Simpsons, not the Coupling to Friends.
What is the show?
Blind Item Posting: 07/03/16
Popular Guesses: The Deuce / Preacher / Ozark
Recently released worldwide on Netflix, Ozark has earned near universal acclaim and incredible buzz from the viewers, but a comparison verging on a criticism is present within nearly every review, critique and comment…
Esquire summed it up, ‘Ozark Is Too Much Like Breaking Bad.’
The Salt Lake City Tribune said it more simply, ‘TV review: ‘Ozark’ is a weak attempt to mimic ‘Breaking Bad.”
The show’s star Jason Bateman was even forced to respond to the comments, admitting there was a ‘similarity’ in an interview with the Radio Times.
I wonder why there’s so much similarity… Cough. Read the blind item again. Cough.