February 12th, 2013

Idol: Exhibit A

Green Room - Week 4 - Day 1

Last night featured
Results: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/620418.html
The New Topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/620811.html
and the New Second Chance Topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/620730.html
(Note: I ended up giving them an extra hour when I realized that the Survivor premiere was an hour and a half instead of just a hour! Thank Mark Burnett SCIers!)

It also brought up some questions:

What are you folks seeing that you have been really liking? (I’ve been enjoying seeing the experimentation that has been going on with people either trying new things or pushing the creative envelope in general)

What “classic mistakes” have you seen that you can’t believe that people are still making? (for me, it’s starting off talking about the topic. Again, you *can* pull it off, under certain meta or experimental circumstances… The other one that I’ve seen is not being able to stick the ending. Over the last few weeks there have been a few that I’ve gone “If they cut it off *there* it would have been 100% better!) Some of that is personal taste of course. But that’s all anyone has to go by, after all, their own personal taste about what they do and don’t like!

It’s not a question – but since we are in Week 4 I can now say that when I started the mini-season, given that it was a fundraiser, I wanted to make sure that I gave people as much of an opportunity to “get their money’s worth” as I could. That mental cut-off was Week 4. So, now things can start getting interesting!