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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Here's your complete guide to the 2012 television pilots. Unfortunately, by the time you are finished reading most will already be cancelled   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 116
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2012-03-12 01:29:02 AM  

P-Money All $tar: Needs more zombies.

Here's a better idea than all those shows.


Zombie and Me: buddy show with a man and his Zombie. Stan is a newly divorced and more recently widowed due to the zombie plague. His best friend Mike is also newly deceased. After losing it all. Stan keeps his promise and takes Mike in as a houseguest. Catch the zany antics of Mike as he gets loose and runs amok, but saves a neighborhood from Rabid raccoons. Stan also has a Dog, and Mike won't stop trying to eat it.

Boom: show writes itself.

Your welcome.


My welcome what?

/learn to spell.
 
2012-03-12 02:48:10 AM  
Archetype by Aaron Sims Link (new window)

Soon to be a major motion picture now.
 
2012-03-12 02:56:56 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: Gilded Lilys might be watchable and this "Untitled Roland Emmerich drama: Logline: An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil" may just be so bad it's awesome.


I stopped reading at the words "Roland Emmerich"
 
2012-03-12 03:05:25 AM  
The first Beauty and the Beast series, the one set in a fantasy kingdom, sounds interesting. As much as I love me some Game of Thrones, it really doesn't scratch my fantasy itch (its easy to forget that it is a fantasy at all), and there hasn't been a decent fantasy series since Legend of the Seeker ended.

The second Beauty and the Beast (the remake) also sounds interesting. I was a huge fan of the original series. But Kristen Kruek? Meh. So much meh. She kind of sucks.

Arrow would sound awesome if it weren't on CW, which pretty much means it will suck balls.

Gotham sounds interesting, especially if its very Neverwhere, but any show called Gotham that doesn't feature BATMAN is doomed to fail. DOOMED.
 
2012-03-12 07:51:39 AM  

litespeed74: Fish in a Barrel: Awake

I wandered into this thread just to see what people thought of the show. The premise sounds very cool. I'll have to check it out.


The pilot kind of dragged for about the first two thirds and I was about ready to give up on it, but it finished strong. The second episode is gathering steam (except for the inevitable cliched "relationship development" between Dad and Moody Teenage Son, who I sincerely hope really is dead.) The second episode ends with an interesting twist (no spoilers!), so I won't know if I'll like it until I see where they are going with the twist, and which parts of the setup so far are disposable fantasies.

/My current guilty pleasure is Person of Interest, which has the potential to be really good, or to spiral down into yet another 21st century A Team
 
2012-03-12 08:43:01 AM  

P-Money All $tar: He's not awake. He's dead. Or in a coma.


I hope not. Because that would make no sense- we've established that other characters exist and do things outside of his view, even working against his interests. That makes a solpsist setting a little difficult to support.

czetie: My current guilty pleasure is Person of Interest, which has the potential to be really good, or to spiral down into yet another 21st century A Team


POI is up and down, but anything that casts Enrico Colantoni as the eeeeevil mob boss is alright in my book.
 
2012-03-12 08:57:20 AM  

galactus5000: My welcome what?

/learn to spell.


That's less a spelling error and more of a grammar error.

/learn the difference.
 
2012-03-12 10:13:35 AM  
I am interested in The Asset for two reasons:

1. It is a spy show, and I love spy shows. A lot.
2. It has Ali Larter

/still kind of miffed she's not going to be in the next RE movie, but maybe this show will work out. I need another ALIAS!
 
2012-03-12 11:07:43 AM  
Wait.

The Smart One

Logline: A brilliant and successful woman (Portia de Rossi) who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister -- a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city mayor.


This is basically saying Portia de Rossi is playing the "unpopular, ugly nerd in the shadow of her beauty queen sister". Casting fail.
 
2012-03-12 11:12:01 AM  
Yeah, everyone's right. TV show premises today all suck. Not like the old days:

- Every episode takes place in a bar, so guarantees almost 100% conversation. Characters are quirky.

- Spin-off cash grab from the above show, about one of the bar patrons who moves to Seattle and starts a new life there. He moves in with his father and they don't get along.

- A show about nothing, starring three self-absorbed friends and a wacky neighbor.

- A bunch of twenty-something friends living in New York. They hang out and talk continually, often in a coffee shop or in their really nice apartments. One is sarcastic, one is nice, one is a stupid actor, another is a stupid hippie, another is nice, and another is neurotic.

- A family show about a loser father who works at a nuclear power plant. It's animated.

- A show about four third-graders. It's animated too, but no kids should watch it. In fact, each episode will start off with a disclaimer about how the show pretty much sucks and due to its content, shouldn't be watched by anyone.

- A human and two robots get launched into space. The audience watches them as they watch B-grade (and worse) movies. When the movie isn't showing, we watch the characters talk, and the sets and effects are public-access-level cheap. The show is two hours long.


/okay, I had to work a little to make MST3K sound lame
//still love many of the above
///just wanted to put things in perspective
 
2012-03-12 11:41:05 AM  

abkaiser: - A show about four third-graders. It's animated too, but no kids should watch it. In fact, each episode will start off with a disclaimer about how the show pretty much sucks and due to its content, shouldn't be watched by anyone.


???

Got all the others.
 
2012-03-12 11:51:04 AM  

meyerkev: abkaiser: - A show about four third-graders. It's animated too, but no kids should watch it. In fact, each episode will start off with a disclaimer about how the show pretty much sucks and due to its content, shouldn't be watched by anyone.

???

Got all the others.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-12 02:33:28 PM  
- A human and two robots get launched into space. The audience watches them as they watch B-grade (and worse) movies. When the movie isn't showing, we watch the characters talk, and the sets and effects are public-access-level cheap. The show is two hours long.

Even with the MST3K synopsis written in intentionally poor fashion, the show still piques my interest and sounds vastly different from anything else airing today. Wish they would bring it back.
 
2012-03-12 02:54:31 PM  

Graboidz: - A human and two robots get launched into space. The audience watches them as they watch B-grade (and worse) movies. When the movie isn't showing, we watch the characters talk, and the sets and effects are public-access-level cheap. The show is two hours long.

Even with the MST3K synopsis written in intentionally poor fashion, the show still piques my interest and sounds vastly different from anything else airing today. Wish they would bring it back.


I know. I agree. It's difficult to honestly describe the show and have it sound bad. It's a genius concept.

The frustrating thing is that when Comedy Central would broadcast MST, management would often complain that the show was just too freaking long. I understand that in theory, but they seemed to have no clue what a cultural phenomenon they were sitting on. (Also that if a show is good, fans want to see more of it. A longer running time is a great thing!)
 
2012-03-12 04:05:29 PM  

t3knomanser: I hope not. Because that would make no sense- we've established that other characters exist and do things outside of his view, even working against his interests. That makes a solpsist setting a little difficult to support.


This. As far as I can recall, the scenes in episode 2 between the wife and the son's friend were the first time we saw anything that wasn't from the protagonist's POV? And later the scenes with his boss. I think we have to accept those scenes as firmly establishing an external reality. (I might have missed some in episode 1, but by about 2/3rds of the way through I was heavily into a drinking game...).

t3knomanser: POI is up and down, but anything that casts Enrico Colantoni as the eeeeevil mob boss is alright in my book.


The best episodes of PoI are the ones that advance the overall arc, rather than just being a Victim of the Week show. One of the things I like best is that the two partners don't even trust each other.
 
2012-03-13 01:42:37 PM  

abkaiser: Yeah, everyone's right. TV show premises today all suck. Not like the old days:

- Every episode takes place in a bar, so guarantees almost 100% conversation. Characters are quirky.

- Spin-off cash grab from the above show, about one of the bar patrons who moves to Seattle and starts a new life there. He moves in with his father and they don't get along.

- A show about nothing, starring three self-absorbed friends and a wacky neighbor.

- A bunch of twenty-something friends living in New York. They hang out and talk continually, often in a coffee shop or in their really nice apartments. One is sarcastic, one is nice, one is a stupid actor, another is a stupid hippie, another is nice, and another is neurotic.

- A family show about a loser father who works at a nuclear power plant. It's animated.

- A show about four third-graders. It's animated too, but no kids should watch it. In fact, each episode will start off with a disclaimer about how the show pretty much sucks and due to its content, shouldn't be watched by anyone.

- A human and two robots get launched into space. The audience watches them as they watch B-grade (and worse) movies. When the movie isn't showing, we watch the characters talk, and the sets and effects are public-access-level cheap. The show is two hours long.


/okay, I had to work a little to make MST3K sound lame
//still love many of the above
///just wanted to put things in perspective


- A ball of meat, a milkshake and a bag of fries can talk. And it's funny.
/ballsiest pitch ever
 
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