For those not in the know: TGW stars Julianna Margulies. One of the breakout stars of the show was Archie Panjabi (AKA Pinky from Bend it Like Beckham) who won an Emmy the first season and quickly became a fan favourite. Their characters were best friends. Part way through season 5 Buzzfeed wrote an article about how the two characters hadn't shared a scene together since mid season 4 even when it would have made sense for them to do so. This continued through ALL of seasons 5 & 6. Fans wanted to know what the fuck was going on and the showrunners promised resolution between the two characters before Archie left. In the season 6 finale Margulies and Panjabi had a scene together and fans quickly realized that they were CGI'd into the same shot.
In this interview Ausiello asks the show runners WTF they were thinking. Here's their top excuses:
- Season 5 was a really good season y'all: "One of those three seasons you’re talking about was the fifth season, which was, in my personal opinion, the best season we’ve ever done."
- Fans should REALLY feel betrayed by Josh Charles leaving because the showrunners knew about it but kept it hidden "If there was any point where the fans maybe should’ve felt duped, it was when Josh Charles left the show."
- The show uses CGI a lot like when they CGI Chicago landmarks into the background when they are really shooting in NYC
- In a bizarre evasive move they point out that Josh Charles was not really shot on the show but that was CGI too! "Just so we’re clear, Josh wasn’t really killed. We faked those gunshots."
This is AWESOME I have never seen an entertainment reporter go in like this. Also I can't believe they were so unprepared? How did they NOT know they would be asked about this?