If Gravity — Starz's new dark comedy about suicide survivors — runs the risk of offending potential viewers, the show's co-creator says he's unconcerned.
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"There are enough people out there who aren't afraid of their own humanity and rally around truth tellers," Eric Schaffer tells TVGuide.com. "So, a sensitive subject like this, if it's
Question: I have a question about FX's Starved. I originally stumbled upon it when I discovered that the übertalented Broadway actress Laura Benanti was in it. I think she's one of the only good things about the show. I don't really consider the show a comedy because it seems like all the jokes take place in the first five minutes. To be fair, the show has improved since the pilot, especially when they focus less on Eric Schaeffer's Sam character and more on the lives of the other three, who come off as more sympathetic. Don't you think the show would work a lot better if it focused less on the gross-out humor and more on the relationships?
Answer: In a word, yes. Because, as you noted, it just isn't funny. But even a shift in emphasis probably wouldn't be enough to make this unpleasant show very palatable ...