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Sylvia
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Thanks for another fun podcast. Listener question: For the most part,I blame the writers when the core concepts and stories are not good and the actors when the performances are wooden and unbelievable. So I guess it depends on what type of problem I have with a show before I assign or proportion blame. I do think that a good actor can make poor writing and plot better by how they interpret what is in the script. IMHO, although I was a fan of many of the storylines, I think the actors rose above the material in SG1 and SGA… Read more »

Sylvia
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which didn’t even answer your question, did it?
So…
about 60/40 actor/writer if the actor is good, the other way around if they aren’t.

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Doesn’t it also, in part, depend on how many writers and directors you have on any one show? If each episode is written by a different writer/team of writers and every episode is directed by a different director. You’ll end up relying on the actor for “emotional continuity”, after all the actor is gonna be there week-in week-out from season to season … where as writers come and go. I’d say in a long running TV show the actor probably has more credit than in a movie. However that only carries so far if a writer decides a character is… Read more »