Everything Wrong with The Walking Dead (And What You Can Learn From It)

The Walking Dead is a good show. It's gritty, dark, often times raw, and has that gore factor that you just can't find on broadcast television. It gets people talking. But, as all stories, there are imperfections. I'm not here to ask why they have a 2013 Hyundai when the apocalypse happened in 2010 (something… Continue reading Everything Wrong with The Walking Dead (And What You Can Learn From It)

Notes on Television: Part 1 of 3 – The Case Studies

It's an exciting time for storytelling. As the publishing industry scrambles to figure out what to do with itself, television seems to be embracing change as fast as it can. If you look at recent developments, you'll agree. Case study 1: Veronica Mars or How You Can Buy Your Own Happy Ending Veronica Mars never… Continue reading Notes on Television: Part 1 of 3 – The Case Studies

Writing to Completion

I finished writing a pilot. It's the first sitcom pilot I've written. My other scripts have all been either sci fi drama pilots or sitcom spec scripts. For those of you outside the TV writing sphere, a spec script is a script for a show that already exists. It's sort of weird to talk to… Continue reading Writing to Completion

As our contract states, you owe me some tongue

This isn't my usual gig, but stick around anyway for this. I watch a lot of television, most of it streaming, so commercials are few and far between. I'm fairly good at tuning them out, too. Unless they're funny, I find them less than useful. I buy my Apple products because I was brainwashed by… Continue reading As our contract states, you owe me some tongue

This is not what I’m supposed to be doing

I'm supposed to be writing my pilot episode right now. I mean, this is the time I've carved out of working Job A, working Job B, writing for Sketch Show, contributing to Monologue Jokes, and Job Hunting. I started a Footloose Radio on Spotify, not because that's the tone of the screenplay, but because Footloose… Continue reading This is not what I’m supposed to be doing

The End of Fringe

Well, Fringe is over. So goes another sci-fi show on Fox. I figured with the news about J.J. Abrams inheriting the new Star Wars, I should talk about this. Who am I kidding? It's Fringe. I would talk about it anyway. The 5th and final season of Fringe wasn't so great. There. I said it.… Continue reading The End of Fringe