CBR: Discovering Paul Dini's "Tower Prep"
Fan favorite comic and TV writer Paul Dini welcomes the writing staff of his Cartoon Network series "Tower Prep" to CBR for a roundtable discussion on creating a teen drama where "X-Files" style creepiness meets mystery mythology.
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I didn't think the last two eps were up to the level of the first three, but on the whole it's been pretty good so far. I think Dini really nails it when he says the point is not to talk down to kids, either in terms of complex content or choice of slang. I grew up watching Dini shows that didn't talk down to me; Batman started when I was 10 and Justice League ended after I graduated college. All that stuff holds up, and for the most part, Tower Prep has proven to be a thoroughly enjoyable show for this guy in his late twenties.
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I can't believe no one mentioned that this show is essentially "The Prisoner" for kids.