It’s been a couple weeks since our last poll so how about a new one, eh? Although, first, I have to thank everyone who voted in our last poll. Apparently ya’ll think John Krasinski looks best with his facial hair since he won with a whopping 69% of the votes. Who knew?!
Ok, so this new one isn’t quite as fun but it is something I’m curious about. Lately I’ve been pondering the options we have to interact with the writers behind our favorite shows and wondering what people prefer.
For instance, after every Grey’s Anatomy episode, fans get a blog entry from the writer and Heroes fans lots of tidbits from Greg Beeman. (Not to mention that most of the USA shows have production blogs.) Writing is their medium so the blogs are usually entertaining if not always particularly informational (although, in the case of the GA writers, they usually are the latter as well).
On the other hand, is it more fun to listen to a podcast instead? Like the Battlestar Galactica podcasts with Ron Moore can certainly be enlightening. Then there’s the Lost podcasts that I always forget about but enjoy when I listen. Hmmm, there must be more, right? Is there a podcast (official and directly connected with a show, that is) that you listen to? I did always enjoy the Veronica Mars podcasts we got during season 3 but I knew others who only ever had complaints about them.
And that’s what leads to my question… if the writers of your favorite show wanted to put themselves out there to share stories and details about the episodes they write, which would you prefer? A blog or a podcast? Some combo of both? Or do you have a suggestion for something else they could do? Let me know in the poll below!