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Urgh

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…

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Date/Time: 2009-02-24 02:22 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile] supehsunny.livejournal.com
GIVE THE SECOND EP A CHANCE. I BEG YOU. the pilot SUCKED but the 2nd episode was a VAST VAST IMPROVEMENT.
Date/Time: 2009-02-24 16:13 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile] lash-larue.livejournal.com
It was indeed better, and there is some foreshadowing of those shitheads running the show being presented with their collective asses, which is the only thing that could save this for me.

I'd go past prostitution and say slavery, and the concept of the Dollhouse is repellent in the extreme.

And of course the masses have no taste. QED.

Good luck on the job thing, getting paid to be a smartass sounds like a dream job, dunnit? If anything, they may decide that you are overqualified...

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Date/Time: 2009-02-25 03:24 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile] acoustics1220.livejournal.com
wuht?! Lucy Lawless? I'm not used to her with blond hair. I loved the black hair from Xena. oh god I loved Xena.

Anyway, I like Weeds. I dunno about the last season though, I don't like her being with that president of Mexico. Boo. But, other than that - I love Mary Louise Parker. I have a huge girl crush on her. Always have actually. :D

I heard that Eliza's new show was a dud. Heard the first epi was just awful. I expected big things, but...I dunno. I haven't even bothered to watch it just because none of my Whedon friends were enthused. SAD.

:D HI
Date/Time: 2009-02-25 03:25 (UTC)Posted by: [identity profile] acoustics1220.livejournal.com
OH YEAH, GOOD LUCK ON THE JOB THING - SKETCHES AND STUFF. ♥

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