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message 1: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Most of what's on television completely sucks. And it seems like most programs are "reality" shows these days.

Pitch a pilot (not a reality show). It can't be that difficult, right? Even Lost started out with a simple concept: A plane crashes on a deserted island. Serious weirdness ensues...


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I thought you meant to pitch an actual pilot. I was going to say I don't think I'm strong enough, but if you give me a really big slingshot...




message 3: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments You can go with that:

An Air Force pilot is on a routine reconaissance mission when he is suddenly pitched into an alternate universe... Is he really in a different dimension? Has he been abducted by aliens?


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Good one. I'll call it Life on Mars.

Aynge, what if we pitch you a pilot and then you steal it and pitch it to HBO and get rich off it?


message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateharper) | 206 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "Good one. I'll call it Life on Mars.

Aynge, what if we pitch you a pilot and then you steal it and pitch it to HBO and get rich off it?"


...and make a modest contribution back to Goodreads?

How would our pitched pilot's alternative universe be different? ...the same?


message 6: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "Good one. I'll call it Life on Mars.

Aynge, what if we pitch you a pilot and then you steal it and pitch it to HBO and get rich off it?"


Is that really what happened on Life on Mars?

I wouldn't steal your ideas, but then I don't expect you to trust me, either. I just want a good show to watch on TV. I'm still bereft from losing Lost.


message 7: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart A man awakes in purgatory and finds that if he wants his life back, he must correct everything he did wrong in his life. Hmmm that's too Touched by an Angel meets My Name is Earl

fuck it, just bring back Arrested Development


message 8: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I wonder what Purgatory looks like. A dentist's waiting room? The longest checkout line at Walmart? The women's dressing room at Ross Dress For Less?


message 9: by Aynge (last edited Dec 28, 2010 12:04PM) (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments A group of wacky food scientists get bored and accidentally create a form of living Jello which they dare each other to eat a la Jackass, but before the contest the sentient JelloBeing escapes and they are forced to hunt it down before the public finds out and panics.

Which they do, and all's well that ends well. Except until next week. There will be no schmaltzy romance though, not in my show...


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I miss Lost too.


message 11: by Michael (new)

Michael I thought this was going to be a thread on euphemisms for masturbation.


message 12: by Michael (new)

Michael Southern Fried Britt wrote: "fuck it, just bring back Arrested Development"

And Freaks and Geeks.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Public librarians deal with life and love and wacky patrons, in a time of budget cuts and internet porn!

Be sure to catch the Harry Potter program episode where one of the kids, dressed up as Harry, gets so excited he throws up on the Sorting Hat. :)


message 14: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Michael wrote: "I thought this was going to be a thread on euphemisms for masturbation."

It isn't? I'm out.


message 15: by Jammies (last edited Dec 28, 2010 05:10PM) (new)

Jammies Jackie "the Librarian" wrote: "Public librarians deal with life and love and wacky patrons, in a time of budget cuts and internet porn!

Be sure to catch the Harry Potter program episode where one of the kids, dressed up as Harry Potter program episode where one of the kids, dressed up as Harry, gets so excited he throws up on the Sorting Hat. :)"


That one comes with a "Ripped from the headlines" tag, doesn't it? :D


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments It does, Jammies!
I think it'd be a natural, like Barney Miller, or Night Court, with both regulars, and that random element provided by the patrons.


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Barb wrote: "Ok, Ok, Ok (in my best Joe Pesci voice).
An animated series ... think Toy Story, only darker ... an army of discarded Barbie Dolls attempts to take over the world."


Isn't that already happening? I think their leader has changed her name to Sarah Palin.


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Barb wrote: "... all I know is that my kid has atleast 20 of the damned things, and if they were real and had ambitions, we all might be in trouble."

Nah. They can't stand up on their own, so how could they chase anyone?


message 19: by janine (last edited Jan 02, 2011 12:35PM) (new)

janine | 7715 comments a group of internet friends discovers they're not real. they only exist in the imagination of an australian mastermind. the group sets out to claim their lives back and goes on a journey to australia. the australian uses her mind powers and her knowledge of the future to keep the group from succeeding, but the group is cunning and slowly but steadily closes in on the australian.

it's a bit like pirandello's six characters, only much better and with tons of pop culture references.


message 20: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Cunning, yes.


message 21: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments pilot concept: me, a gallon of BBQ sauce, a bowie knife and a sequined evening gown dropped off on an indonesian island to fend my way through the swamps and headhunters. my task, to make friends with the natives and get them to perform 3 showtune numbers on video within one week's time.


message 22: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments you'll impress them with your fruithat-making skills and roast a bird of paradise, after which you'll use the feathers to make headdresses, right?


message 23: by Jammies (new)

Jammies Oooh, I like janine's! I want to be a tv executive, so I can buy that one and Jackie's librarian one.


message 24: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
A baby boomer, a millenial, a Canadian, a rabbi, a disabled phlebotomist, and a nun who has taken a vow of silence are trapped in the 60th floor conference room of a Wall Street investment bank with only a four foot length of rope, a jar of pickles, and a pack of Overnight Maxipads with Wings. They have to escape within 72 hours.

And no, they can't use the wings to fly out the window. Unless that would actually work.


message 25: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) LG is so cool.


message 26: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart It depends on the brand of the maxipads. Kotex? Probably not. Always? yeah


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