It is a Grantland article about the creator and former showrunner of "Community", Dan Harmon.
I hate "Community". Just hate it. Completely don't get it. Never have. I've tried. It's not like I haven't tried. But there is nothing good to me about that show. And guess what? America agrees with me. Cause America doesn't watch that show.
And yet, there is this small, annoying, very loud, tiny fan base for this show. They are terrible people. It's not just that they think it's the greatest show ever, it's that they think you must think it's the greatest show ever. They're kind of like Mormons, or Scientologists. They feel the need to convert all of us. But we just want to be left alone.
And they felt some kind of personal slap in the face when their messiah, this Dan Harmon fellow, was fired and replaced.
But I think they would feel very differently if they ever had to work for Dan Harmon. If they ever had to sit in a writer's room 'till 4 in the morning, every morning, waiting for his genius to be done. Moreover, they would feel differently if Dan Harmon was working for them. Wasting their money. Not listening to anyone. Delivering low ratings.
That being said, I'm not disputing the notion that the guy is a genius. He seems to be. He certainly can do things I can't do. But the problem is, in television, the showrunner can't just be a genius. The showrunner also has to be the boss of a company. And this guy should not be the boss of any company. If any other network gives him the keys to another series, it will end in disaster. And I think this article sort of explains why.
I don't think it's that great of an article, personally. But everyone else seems to be linking to it. I guess you have to believe in this guy to enjoy it. But all I can think of is how pissed I would be if I had to hang out with him.