Since you work in the industry, do you think some cartoons try way to hard to be "hip" and "cool" with modern kids? Like I understand them wanting to try to connect with kids but some shows try WAY to hard.
(I’m going to answer this one publicly because I think it’s pretty important to answer honestly.)
My simple answer is, yes, I agree with you, some shows are made specifically with the intent of being a product and have very little creative merit, and that’s a bummer. Without shaming any of the artists involved (a job is a job and not every job is great), there are some truly unwatchable cartoons out there that were bred in a test tube and never touched by a person who actually cared about making anything good. A lot of those kinds of projects rightfully fall flat on their faces after a season or maybe a lucky two.
However (and this is SO IMPORTANT), all cartoons have elements of being marketable to a target audience. Even your favorite shows, even the ones that are super lovingly crafted, are influenced by entities higher on the ladder in a studio/network setting in order to make that show more profitable. This is not always a bad thing, and it’s usually not a big deal.
I think people on the internet - especially older viewers who aren’t necessarily the target audience - fail to understand just how expensive and time-consuming animation is on a series level. These things aren’t made in a week for a couple thousand bucks. It’s wonderful when a show is heavily influenced by its creator and is made with love and care and joy by its creative and production teams. That said, it’s also totally fair that a network would want to have a say in the content in order to hopefully insure its success in favor of making all of that money back, and then some. If great cartoons get to stay on the air because of a little meddling from the network to make that thing more “hip” and “cool,” that’s totally fine and it’s fair.
Furthermore, remember, If you’re older than approximately 12, you’re probably not our target audience (though we ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU and please don’t think I don’t mean that). You’d be surprised at how savvy those network folks are when it comes to the tastes of younger viewers. It may seem foreign to you and it may not speak to you, but chances are, it does resonate with a kid who is about 6 to 11 years-old.
If you’re watching cartoons intended for kids, watch with a grain of salt. Understand that you can like something even if it’s not made specifically for you, and that you don’t have to like everything about something in order to enjoy it. Look at quality shows like My Little Pony and Teen Titans GO!, both of which were made to appeal to a very specific audience but have a lot of great elements that appeal to older viewers. Get past the “hip and cool” vibe they sometimes give off and you’ll have a much better experience.
When yoongi is curious about jin’s adventure in finding the 7 layer burger. And when he knows he just walked around and asked if he “just went in” so matter of factly like he knew Jins way of thinking and personality so well
Bonus : hoseok cock blocking yoonjin. He is the true leader of the yoonjin ship
“I was always writing little things, web series and shorts, and just kind of doing things and creating acting opportunities for myself that were different from what was being offered to me, as far as auditions were concerned,” he continued. “The things that I made for myself here and there got the attention of certain parts of the industry and led to me playing roles that were a little bit different from the standard fare. I feel like now, there’s kind of no excuse for young actors to not constantly be acting… and creating their own dream roles, and making projects where they can perform these roles.” -Randall Park (x)
I'm imagining post-Robert's Rebellion what-ifs where the winning coalition sets up a "dream team" government and I was thinking about the idea of Davos as Robert's Master of Whisperers? He's a master smuggler and able counselor with friends on both sides of the Narrow Sea and skill at secretive work. Besides illiteracy (fixable as in OTL), his only drawback would be that he'd be way more scrupulous than typical for the role (Imagine the spymaster siding with Ned/Barristan against assassination).
I don’t think that would work. Davos is a commoner in an era where class prejudice is a very real thing. Davos has little experience managing a network of informants or in vetting information for its trustworthiness, so he wouldn’t be very good at his job. Don’t get me wrong, Davos is the best guy in the world, but I don’t think he makes a very good spymaster.