What is it, exactly?
The folks at TVGasm believe it’s this:
We watch their shows and make them
rich. In return, they promise to work hard and prevent that show from
But my writing/producing partner William Rabkin is confused.
I thought our social contract with the viewer required us to write
whatever storylines the "real" fans demand… to slavishly adhere to
the "rules" they set down in their fanzines… and to realize that
their fanfic is infinitely better than our produced work, because we’re
just doing it for money and they’re doing it for love. How many damn social contracts do we have with our fans?
So which is it? Hurry up and tell me, okay? Because I need to know before we start writing/producing another TV show.