Setting the Bar Quite High

By posted at 3:19 pm on October 19, 2011 3

Believing that high quality TV dramas have supplanted silver screen blockbusters, and now rival novels as “the best way of widely communicating ideas and stories,” Salman Rushdie is set to pen a science fiction series for Showtime. The show will be called “The Next People.” Yet while he’s cited “The Wire” as a source of inspiration, the novelist also backhandedly referred to it as “just a police series.” (A stance he defended on Twitter.) Controversial? Perhaps. But still nothing compared to him calling “Game of Thrones” “very addictive garbage.” Later on, when asked by Vulture to list some of his favorite TV shows, Rushdie curiously counted “Entourage” among them.

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3 Responses to “Setting the Bar Quite High”

  1. Matt
    at 4:51 pm on October 19, 2011

    I’ll certainly give it a go. First sign of magical realism, though, and I’m off to watch some ‘highly addictive garbage’

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