Craig and John welcome back Aline Brosh McKenna to discuss what she learned going from writing features to show-running Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — and what’s waiting for her back in movie-land. The three of us came into the business at the height of the spec market, but everything is different now.
We also look at why some movies become classics, while others don’t hold up. Plus, a television show’s responsibility to its fans, and the frustrating death of a gay character on CW’s The 100.
- Aline Brosh McKenna on episodes 60, 76, 100, 101, 119, 123, 124 152, 161, 175, 180, 200, 219 and 231
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- John’s WGA Valentine Davies Award acceptance speech
- NPR on what makes a movie timeless
- Variety on What TV Can Learn From ‘The 100’ Mess
- Tresalto Drain Cleaning Snake on Amazon
- Fast Company on Ford’s GoPark app
- American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson, episode 6: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, and Parade’s brief interview with Sarah Paulson
- Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!)
You can download the episode here: AAC | mp3.
UPDATE 3-26-16: The transcript of this episode can be found here.