Saturday, May 23, 2009
Once is original...
Eureka started it with the whole "wacky, ahead-of-its-time research company run by the government where things go wrong, threaten a town, and then the day gets saved!"
Twice is a coincidence...
Then came Fringe, with it's "ahead-of-its-time research company which is all mysterious and scheming!"
Three times is a trend...
Better Off Ted has it's ""wacky, barely-ahead-of-its-time research company where hijinks ensue!"
I'm all for the MegaCorp trope, but when three shows do it and all the Corporations share the word "Dynamic", which I have to say I've never seen in any real-world corporation's name thus far, it makes me wonder why that word has become so popular.
Then again, it makes them all sound a little more MegaCorp with it, to be honest.