TV Review: The Writer’s Room featuring Robert Kirkman (Sundance Channel)

Do you like that show the Walking Dead?  Stupid question, amiright?!?  It’s the most popular drama on cable…evAH!  How about Smallville?  Ever watch that show?  Of course you did!  How […]

Do you like that show the Walking Dead?  Stupid question, amiright?!?  It’s the most popular drama on cable…evAH!  How about Smallville?  Ever watch that show?  Of course you did!  How could you not have?  It was on for 10 seasons!  You know you at least watched the last episode when Clark finally put the costume on (Spoiler alert?)

If you answered “yes” to any (or all) of those questions, then you should probably check out the new episode of the Sundance Channel’s the Writer’s Room this Friday (April 25 @ 9:00 pm).  Series host, Jim Rash interviews Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, as well as, Al Gough and Miles Miller (series creators of Smallville) about the trials and tribulations of adapting comic book properties to the small screen.

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The show focuses mostly around Kirkman and what it took (and still takes) to bring the Walking Dead to life on the small screen, and how that compares to writing his long running Image comic series.  Al Gough and Miles Miller (from Smallville fame) also join the panel to discuss what it took to bring the Superman mythos to TV in a time when comic book properties weren’t nearly as popular.

Overall, it’s an interesting show, a bit on the short side, though.  It’s only a half hour long, and it feels like they were just really scratching the surface.  But, if you’re like your friendly neighborhood jman, and you like behind the scenes info, then the show’s worth checking out.

“The Writers’ Room,” premiering on Friday, April 25th at 9:00 pm on SundanceTV.

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