If you could imagine a TV show you’d want to watch what would it be like?
posted by Christopher Walken in television, writing | * | 14 comments
Like at least a third of the HBO shows. Speaking of which, Game of Thrones can’t get to iTunes/DVD soon enough.
There’s an imaginary TV show that’s the basis of one of Kelly Link’s short stories which I’d love to watch:
“a TV show in which a renegade librarian and magician names Fox is trying to save her world from thieves, murderers, cabalists, and pirates… Fox and the dashing-but-treacherous pirate-magician Two Devils are never played by the same actor twice… the casting could be perpetually confusing, but instead it makes your brain catch on fire.”
Sounds like Palindromes.
I know what kind of show I would like to watch but I asked, so it doesn’t count.
I would watch a show about ballet dancers or artists struggling with mental illness. I think there was a reality show about dancers on Ovation TV a couple years ago. I have no stomach for crime shows anymore. Also, anything involving space travel works for me.
Erica, Amy Sherman Palladino is creating a new show called Bunheads that might scratch your itch.
I would love to see something like “roswell” (high-school) mixed with a little “lost” and a little “true blood.” A little less teen angst, a little more mid-life crisis and stepping into the void?
If it could star Jason Behr, all the better. (Who else is poised for that position?)
I wouldn’t mind if it were funny. And poignant.
Marketing wise, I don’t think it would bring the following.
Joel, “Ocean’s Eleven in the 30th Century.” Thank you.
I’ll do what I can, Rick.
Someone (Joss Whedon?) suggested back when they cancelled the last Star Trek show that they do Starfleet Academy as a teen drama.
Brings in the nerds because, hey, it’s a new spin on Star Trek. Brings in non-nerd teenagers because it’s about attractive 20-year-olds in skin-tight jumpsuits who sleep with each other.
Luke: exactly, but the original one. Retro-futuristic 60s setting is critical.
I ought to be able to write about mid-life crisis, though I passed that (I think) years ago. Maybe I already write about it.
I ought to be able to write about stepping into the void.