[From The Hollywood Reporter: “It was really a ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ Ostroff said of trying to choose projects for next season with only 10 hours to fill.]
Ms. Ostroff made this horrific comparison yesterday in Pasadena at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.
Seriously, Dawn? There was no other phrase you could use.
“Sophie’s Choice” was a decision Holocaust survivor Sophie Zawistowski had to make on which of her children would live and which would die in a Nazi concentration camp.
Sure, it was a work of fiction by William Styron – but he has even said that it was based on a real story (fyi, Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for her portrayal in the movie).
The decision on which child a parent would choose to live and which to die is the same as which TV show on The CW makes the schedule and which doesn’t?
The Gossip Girl spin-off or The Vampire Diaries?
Supernatural or One Tree Hill?
I know it was said on the fly and was meant to convey that it was a difficult choice – but come on.
Imagine what the Right Wing Pundits would say if President Obama, during the recent Beer Summit, said “It’s really a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ in deciding which beer to drink.”
I started OnMedea with the intention of having a positive tone in regards to the world of media (with the exception of anything concerning Ben Silverman) – but that’s been really difficult based on what I’m discovering out there.
I certainly hope Ms. Ostroff made the right decision and the new “Melrose Place” lives up to her expectations.
For the record, Sophie chose the boy.
Jill Kennedy – OnMedea
(I understand the slight irony that I write these things under the blog title OnMedea – a fictional woman who slaughtered her kids after finding out her man had an affair.)