06 July 2022

Get Woke, Go Broke

From Ace of Spades HQ we get Woke Superhero Network "The CW" Sold for... Zero Dollars

That's not a joke, the purchaser "bought" it for zero dollars. The catch is that the purchaser, Nexstar, will have to assume $100 million in The CW's debt.

This is another example of the new owner of AT&T/Warner Bros. attempting to shed some of the billions of dollars of the merged company's debt.

And they truly are, or were, the Woke Superhero Network. First, they had every DC superhero in a show. Flash, Green Arrow, Black Lightning, and Supergirl. The Supergirl show turned one of the characters gay in the 2nd season. I believe they had a transgender superhero at some point. (I thought the first 2 seasons were funny... well 1 and 3/4s anyway.) And what they did to Batwoman was a tragedy. Batwoman - not Batgirl - was really introduced as part of The New 52 in 2006 or 2007 (?). And she was a lesbian, but the tiny minds at The CW only know one way to make a superhero show, and Batwoman from The New 52 didn't fit that mold, so in typical Woke-fashion, they threw most of the intellectual property out the window. How could some people in her life know about her "secret?" That is not how superhero stories are done. (Not on the CW, anyway.)

Anyway back to post at Ace of Spades HQ:

Woke projects do not make money. They only lose money. They can only exist when the projects that can make money are actually making money. In down economies, even the projects that make money don't make much money, and we see how woke these woke corporations really are: Not all that woke.

There is a link to The Critical Drinker's video on the start of Batwoman season 2 at that posting. Here is a link to Drinker's take on the CW FINALLY cancelling that show after 3 seasons.

Honestly, looking back now it's tough to think of any project that began in such disastrously terrible fashion, continued on the same track in the face of all criticism and common sense, and somehow managed to keep itself going for 3 f*cking seasons.

Or as he says, that single show is "a monument to the absolute hubris and insanity of Hollywood."

‡ Yes, I know that a Batwoman character made a brief appearance in a book (or 2) in the 1980s (I believe). Not exactly Kate Kane as introduced in The New 52. As comics go, I enjoyed the first couple of books. I thought the art was amazing, but then I may have been a bit biased toward the subject. It wasn't woke in the sense that it didn't hit you over the head with her sexual orientation. It was there. (She had gotten booted out of West Point under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" before going overseas to train.) But the stories were mostly about fighting crime. Well a good portion of the 1st book was about Batman trying to figure who this new Batwoman really was. Anyway, that's all I've got for today...

I really wanted to like the Batwoman TV show, but apparently the Woke don't think you need good writing if you have a good "Message." And the writing was just awful.

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