My head’s ready for bursting. I’m working on some sketches right now for Friday, to send away to a new news/cultural sketch show which will be on the radio to see if they want to give me a job. I love the idea of sitting about in a staff room, reading newspapers and making fun of stuff for a living. But in reality it’s quite difficult to write a good sketch. Something not redundant or overdone and most of all funny. I think I’d really enjoy it and be good at it, but I need to get my shooting boots on. I like to derive a lot of comedy from specific dialects and “patter” – but that’s not really an option in a nationwide thing.
I’ve formulated a few ideas. Some that could actually be good enough to send away, and some not (a send-up of Oscar speeches last night… I feel too good about Kate Winslet winning to be snarky and bitchy about it re: shampoo bottle. Surely we all did something similar?)
Few notes on current TV:
24: Long since abandoned. Season 6 was terrible and 7’s not that great. Watched first four or five episodes while doing the ironing and I really have thrown in the towel.
Gossip Girl: Not been on in a month or whatever, but still pleasing me.
Heroes: Last episode I watched was when Elle died. It wasn’t wholly intentional, but it was just too, too awful to continue. I don’t even miss it.
L Word: Jenny’s a crazy bitch, half the characters annoy me and the writers are gonna fuck with my TiBette again: Frustration is nothing new with this show. Just 2 episodes left – ever - and Lucy Lawless in the finale. That’s something to look forward to.
House: Gagging hard on the Foreteen but House has been watch-able.
Dollhouse: Was so very not impressed with the first episode. SO very not. And it’s Whedon. And Eliza – wtf is wrong with me? From prostitution (well that’s how I choose to see it when a millionaire purchases Eliza Dushku for the weekend, implants her with a bondage tendency personality and then wipes her afterwards once his time has expired) to paedophilia. The second one is sitting on my hard drive and I cannot bring myself to watch it. The concept – which sounded interesting when first announced – seems ridiculous and vaguely disgusting. I know Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounded dopey from the outset – think way, way back before you’d even seen it – the name was awful. But the show was so brilliantly crafted it didn’t matter – it just made it all the more endearing. If Firefly got cancelled, but this stays on the air then the masses really do have no taste.
I don’t think I even bother with anything else anymore. TV has not been stellar. Even the last season of Weeds blew.
Ach. Back to the drawing (sketching) board. I am so very not funny…