Sunday, October 30, 2005

Back to script work

Alex wants me to write a three-page synopsis of one of his feature screenplays for submission to a Canadian writing prize. While I appreciate the confidence he must have in me, it's a daunting responsibility.

Alex was also surprised to learn recently just how little TV I watch.

The only shows I make a point to watch are "House", "Arrested Development", "My Name Is Earl", "Corner Gas", and "The Simpsons". When the sequel to "The Tournament" comes out, I'll certainly watch that, too. The first miniseries was hilarious, and was filmed in part at the arena I play at.

Shows I'll watch if they're on while I flick through channels: "Family Guy", "Scrubs", "King of the Hill", "Trailer Park Boys", and "Myth Busters". I used to watch a "Law and Order" every lunch hour on Bravo, all repeats.

I'll also watch anything with tanks or airplanes or guns in it. My presets include the Military Channel, the History Channel, etc.

I've watched a few "Dead Like Me" recently, but mostly because the lead is so odd looking.

Hockey, baseball, and NFL will also park my bottom on the couch, but not with any regularity.

You know those analyses that find that the Net has cut into TV watching? I'm Exhibit A. Well, the Net and three kids and four jobs....

Nearmiss and I have submitted our final draft. A surprisingly high number of the other pairs either broke up or otherwise failed to turn in a script.


Anonymous Naila said...

"House" is one of the best shows I've seen. I'm addicted to it. I've also got other favorites, such as "Charmed", "ALIAS", and "Gilmour Girls". "Family Guy" and "American Dad", as well as "The Simpsons" are a given. I think you'd probably enjoy ALIAS. I also watch most of the Canadiens games, and my boyfriend is big on the Military Challenge, so I watch that too. Also, we're both huge Star Trek fans... and huge geeks! :P

The cool thing is that with our set-up, we can surf the net/game and watch TV at the same time. Which is really neat. :)

Oh and I totally agree with you. The lead in "Dead Like Me" is weird looking. Very weird looking.

October 30, 2005 7:56 PM  

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