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AssassinsMace

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Well the creator Babylon 5 is doing a remake of his show for the CW network. CW as with many US TV network startups start with African-American sitcoms to get an audience. Then they go for the teeny heartthrob shows. Has the CW entered into the next phase because I don't think J. Michael Straczynski is the kind of guy to remake his show to attract teenage girls to watch like they've with old shows like Dynasty and Walker Texas Ranger.
 

AssassinsMace

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What the critics in the West don't point out is this shows how irresponsible they are in their decision making. They chose Chinese that flippantly hate China in order to get ahead in the West hoping moviegoers in China will go watch them just because a token Chinese is involved. Recently I posted about how Asian-Americans wanted to see an Asian friend on the most popular TV show at the time, Friends. Hollywood does marketing research on this kind of stuff and they didn't add a Black, Latino, or Asian friend because that would detract from its core audience and affect its ratings. When the reality TV show, Survivor, for the first time ever in these types of competition shows divided teams by race, Asians won handily in every competition. You only saw token Asians ever now and then after that because marketing research shows the show's core audience don't want to see Asians whether they make good competitors or not. Marketing research in the US can be anal yet they didn't bother to give it a simple thought here. They think just because a Westerner serves up their take on Chinese culture, it's automatically better than what the Chinese dish themselves about their own. Then what does it say about Western culture when Asians feel they have to express self-hatred in order to get accepted into their culture? Are they going to blame these Asians when in every other instance, they have adoration for these traitorous Asians who they believe they're telling the truth about how Western culture is superior?
 

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What the critics in the West don't point out is this shows how irresponsible they are in their decision making. They chose Chinese that flippantly hate China in order to get ahead in the West hoping moviegoers in China will go watch them just because a token Chinese is involved. Recently I posted about how Asian-Americans wanted to see an Asian friend on the most popular TV show at the time, Friends. Hollywood does marketing research on this kind of stuff and they didn't add a Black, Latino, or Asian friend because that would detract from its core audience and affect its ratings. When the reality TV show, Survivor, for the first time ever in these types of competition shows divided teams by race, Asians won handily in every competition. You only saw token Asians ever now and then after that because marketing research shows the show's core audience don't want to see Asians whether they make good competitors or not. Marketing research in the US can be anal yet they didn't bother to give it a simple thought here. They think just because a Westerner serves up their take on Chinese culture, it's automatically better than what the Chinese dish themselves about their own. Then what does it say about Western culture when Asians feel they have to express self-hatred in order to get accepted into their culture? Are they going to blame these Asians when in every other instance, they have adoration for these traitorous Asians who they believe they're telling the truth about how Western culture is superior?

Going forward, Disney should study how KungFu Panda succeeded and how live action Mulan failed.
 

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What the critics in the West don't point out is this shows how irresponsible they are in their decision making. They chose Chinese that flippantly hate China in order to get ahead in the West hoping moviegoers in China will go watch them just because a token Chinese is involved. Recently I posted about how Asian-Americans wanted to see an Asian friend on the most popular TV show at the time, Friends. Hollywood does marketing research on this kind of stuff and they didn't add a Black, Latino, or Asian friend because that would detract from its core audience and affect its ratings. When the reality TV show, Survivor, for the first time ever in these types of competition shows divided teams by race, Asians won handily in every competition. You only saw token Asians ever now and then after that because marketing research shows the show's core audience don't want to see Asians whether they make good competitors or not. Marketing research in the US can be anal yet they didn't bother to give it a simple thought here. They think just because a Westerner serves up their take on Chinese culture, it's automatically better than what the Chinese dish themselves about their own. Then what does it say about Western culture when Asians feel they have to express self-hatred in order to get accepted into their culture? Are they going to blame these Asians when in every other instance, they have adoration for these traitorous Asians who they believe they're telling the truth about how Western culture is superior?
"Crazy Rich Asians" was pretty big in the global cinemas, except in China where it received lukewarm reception. "Shang-Chi" was even worse in that the original story is antithesis to mainland Chinese knowledge of history, including me who grew up in mainland. All MSM comments on Chang-Chi vis-a-vis China that I have read so far is just another instance of western wishful thinking toward China or Chinese. They just don't get it. They believe in what they think they know.
 

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