Thanks for everyone who has weighed in with their “I’m out” moments, those onscreen instances that led you to break up with your favorite show. A lot of great examples, some of them moments that have admittedly given me pause as well.
Oh, and to respond to your comment, Das, my objection to yesterday’s example was NOT the fact that he passed up on a date with a super model to be with his depressed friend but the fact that it was completely out of character for him to do so.
Spent most of today working on a series overview for yet another project, this one with The Idea Man, Robert C. Cooper. It was only a three page document, but I am exhausted. I’ll send it his way tonight, he’ll go over it tomorrow, next week he’ll make the necessary calls, get the overview to the right people, we’ll invariably get a green light on the pilot which we can write over the holidays, deliver the script in January, and be in production before summer of 2014! How’s that for positive thinking? And, in the most unlikely event that this particular project doesn’t pan out, I received word that a decision will be made on another project by the end of January. Imagine if we get the go-ahead for both? Or if the network that has been sitting on that OTHER pilot finally discovers it sitting behind the espresso machine where somebody dropped it eight months ago and THEY give us another green light. Well, that’ll be THREE shows in production! If that’s the case, I’m going to need some help. So, if you get a chance, please nominate yourself for a position on the production listing your hopes, desires, and experience. No, forget experience. I can’t afford to be picky. Show of hands! Who wants to direct?!
Well, finally, after four years with me, Akemi has finally taken the plunge. Yes, my girlfriend has started to watch a Stargate series. I gave her a choice between SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe and she elected to go with the most recent. Why? Well, apparently – surprisingly – she’s a stickler for visual effects. More to the point, she finds dated visual effects hilarious and, at the same time, unwatchable. So, we decided to go with SGU. The verdict so far? She finds Rush very intriguing and likes Greer. She finds it amusing that the older Colonel is named Young. She’s very impressed with the visual effects, less so the jumping back and forth in time in the opening two-parter. She found that confusing. In fact, she found a lot confusing. I continually had to field questions and clarify throughout. No, that’s the Daedalus. No, now we’re back on the Destiny. Now we’re on a base. No, that’s the Earth base. This is the Icarus Base and it’s on another planet. The stones? Oh, they let you switch bodies when you initialize one stone by touching it and someone with the other set initializes theirs by…ah, forget it!
I’m trying to convince her to do episode reviews.