Danielg342 October 15, 2017 Share October 15, 2017 6 hours ago, Pindrop said: As to why does he take these roles? I would posit two reasons: - 1) He is an Executive Producer and (although unravelling as this season progresses) it was doing good metrics. 2) It probably strokes his ego. The show has been created around him in the role of an idealised, selfless, Mary-Sue of a President (who actually comes across as smug, self-satisfied and self-righteous due to the absence of any subtlety or nuance in the writing or his character). You hit the nail on the head. I think it's all ego, in that he let 24 get to his head. He's had good though not that flattering roles before (playing the Klansman in A Time To Kill comes to mind), but now it seems he can't resist the temptation to meddle with his material. It's why we've had four showrunners in such a short span and why Kirkman transformed from a headstrong, naive idealist to the Mary Sue he is today. Kiefer just can't resist meddling to stroke his ego. I know this is a broken record at this point but I miss the Kirkman who had to pick between a rock and a hard place. The Kirkman who thought politics was so easy only to realize it's not. Heck, the Kirkman who was allowed to fail. No wonder ratings are in the tank. 3 Link to comment
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