Disenchantment Shows Matt Groening Getting Out of His Comfort Zone, and That’s A Good Thing


This morning, a bus passed me with a Murphy Brown advertisement on it, which, given that I had completely forgotten about the latest of our current wave of nostalgic TV revivals, was extremely confusing. The thing about these revivals that can be dispiriting, even when done well, is that they seem to fundamentally believe that our attachment to certain stories and characters will bring back an era of TV that doesn’t exist. TV has changed permanently, and no IP will change that back.

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