Well, if nothing else, this weak-sauce Shonda Rhimes-produced show at least made us appreciate Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice more than we had in years.
No one could have predicted that, when reality-TV phenom Mark Burnett teamed up with Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg to produce a reality show about making movies, it would land with a dull, wet thud. Frankly, we blame that crappy girl host. Which one? Exactly.
Lily, Rick, and their respective broods have weathered a lot of storms: divorce, remarriage, blending families, professional disgrace, sibling rivalry, unplanned pregnancies, unrequited crushes, an eating disorder, a drug habit, sexual uncertainty, and a nearly fatal car accident, to name but a few. Sadly, they could not survive dismal ratings and a mysteriously shifting time slot. After three seasons of navel-gazing, heart-wrenching goodness, we bid the Mannings, Sammlers, and their extended clans a fond farewell.
Which pill makes us forget we ever watched this show?
While the Tree Hill Ravens will live on to play another game, the Chad has most certainly dunked his last b-ball on TWoP. The hot boys, the drama, the Woda, and the massive father issues just weren’t enough the keep the balls flying for this show. So, the last game of the season kicked it up on the courts, but OTH on TWoP is just plain old played out.
This show was many things in its lifetime — gritty prison drama, soap opera, even soft (ha!) porn. You ogled Ryan O’Reily, Miguel Alvarez, and Chris Keller for six seasons, but HBO finally shut the doors on this series in March 2003. And now, several months later, after sending six recappers to the Hole, TWoP sticks a shank in this show, because it is done.
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