Gemma Burgess's Blog
August 8, 2016
So, I went out to LA to pitch two tv shows to producers a couple of weeks ago, and I’m heading back next week to pitch them again, this time with the producers, to studios and networks.
I love these two shows. And I love pitching. I really do. It’s odd, because in most ways I am a total writery writer: I recharge when I’m alone. I think about things way too much. I have a rich inner life (in other words: I play a lot of make-believe in my head. Like a LOT. When I’m walking on the...
July 17, 2016
I saw Ghostbusters today.
It’s SO good, you guys. It gave me a WHEE feeling of UTTER HEARTBUSTING GLEE.
I saw it with my almost-12-year-old niece who is visiting NYC from Ireland (and Fox and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and 14-year-old nephew).
My niece asked me on the way out “Who’s your favorite? I like Holtzman! She’s so cool.” And I was like ME TOO. Then I thought, how fucking awesome that girls of her generation get to have these Ghostbusters! And I almost burst into tears.
July 12, 2016
Just when you say to yourself ‘Germans doing a pitch-perfect 90s boy band parody song? Never!’, THIS happens. This video alone proves why Britain should have stayed in the EU. You think Welsh people are making perfect parody videos? Are they fuck.
July 7, 2016
June 23, 2016
The first twelve seconds of this clip make me laugh out loud every time.
WHOOPEDEEDOO pretty much sums up, oh, everything, sometimes. (It’s from The Wedding Singer, by the way.) (But you already knew that.) (Did you know that? We know that stuff here, right? It’s baseline knowledge.) (It’s not like I’m assuming you’ve watched Grown-Ups or whatever. I’m not delusional.) (But I AM growing increasingly attached to these endless parentheses.) (I might just keep writing in them forever.) (Even th...
June 17, 2016
Oh, man. What a horrible terrible awful week. Is everyone okay? No? Me either. Is the world batshit crazy? Probably.
Here are a few things to get you through the metaphorical night.
The best banana bread ever. (I don’t use words like ‘best’ and ‘ever’ lightly, so you can trust me on this. I am also not an obedient cook -i.e. I never do exactly what a recipe tells me, ever. Too boring. So with this one, I throw in chopped apples or blueberries or yoghurt or sour cream or kefir or great big do...
June 1, 2016
May 19, 2016
These things made me want to stamp my feet and swoon and clap my hands while my brain yelped, for days and days afterwards: ‘I DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD DO THAT! THAT’S AWESOME. THAT’S SO FUCKING INSPIRING. I LOVE HUMANITY, YOU CREATIVE BASTARDS’:Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, Dazed And Confused and the entire , Catastrophe,You’re The Worst,Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Making Love by Marius Brill, This Life, Bachelorette, The Three Musketeers by A...
May 16, 2016
Stumbled across Ali Wong’s Netflix special last night, decided to watch five minutes, watched the whole thing, laughed so hard I started crying a little bit, and fell completely in love with her.