It's one of the most infamous shows in TV history, a series that only lasted four episodes in 1996 before ratings and controversy shut it down. It's PROFIT, a cynical and disturbing drama about a sociopathic businessman who will stop at nothing to get ahead, indulging in sex, drugs, murder, blackmail and worse to become President of Acquisitions at a multibillionaire company. Critics raved, audiences refused, and one of our most requested episodes was born.
But was PROFIT really canceled too soon? Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they audit this cult classic series, and decide once and for all if PROFIT was really ahead of its time... and how it's currently way behind the times today. Was it insightful or shallow? Empowering or sexist? And where would the story of PROFIT have gone if the show continued, and how close did we really come to a crossover between PROFIT and ANGEL? (Here's a hint: closer than you'd think!)
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