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  1. Pospisil is playing really well these days.
  2. I was wondering what was happening in that case.
  3. Yeah, just to reiterate the points on leverage: These networks will take a loss on a prestigious show because it just helps them get clout in the industry. Having an Emmy-winning or buzzed-about show helps attract A-list talent. Very few people watched Fleabag, but all the right people did, and folks like Al Pacino will more likely work with Amazon on series instead of just films because of it. Amazon has loads of cash so it’s not that big of a deal but still - they really fought for those Emmys for that and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. (Mad Men didn’t make a ton of money for a little network like A
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  6. I’m curious what conditions would have needed to exist for soaps to be seen as “prestige TV.” Certainly fans of the genre know how great soaps have been. We all talk about how ahead of the curve Agnes Nixon was, tackling subject matter than even primetime wouldn’t touch in the ‘60s and ‘70s. You had shows like Ryan’s Hope, Lemay’s AW, and Santa Barbara that often wore their erudition on their sleeves. Yet snobs would always dismiss the genre, which was really a dismissal of the viewers (thought to be lazy, toothless single moms in trailer parks or undersexed housewives living in fantasy worlds
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