Unless it’s “RIverale”, I can’t be bothered to watch shows about overly gorgeous people and their problems.
I’ve been really into catching up on “Search Party” recently. I was in a test group for the show about a year before it came out. We were all corralled into like minded groups (men in our 30’s who had the same interest in television) and watched the pilot. We were given a little dial that we were instructed to move depending on what we liked about the episode - parts that were boring we moved it lower, parts we found entertaining we moved it up. From there we were wittled down from about 75 to a group of 30 and asked specific questions about characters, storylines, costumes, etc. I made it to the final focus group of about 8 guys.We met with a studio rep who asked us what network this show should be on. We all said “HBO, Netflix, FX, etc” and then he said “Would you be surprised if I told you it was on TBS?” The way we reacted I’m sure the people observing us behind the one way glass were furiously scribbling notes.
It was a pretty cool experience, and I made 100 bucks, to boot!