Discussion in 'Writing' started by drifter, Dec 29, 2017.
Got any creative ones?
Conservative engineering and constitutional student marries girl and they move in to live with stereotypically liberal, progressive California socialist father with the IQ of about 80 and his typically dimwitted backward Californian wife. Rest of the series involves expected conflicts as bright, clear-thinking conservatives do battle with and showcase idiocy and brainwashing of father's radical communist Berkeley mindset and lack of education on both social and environmental issues.
Yep I've got a few but I've never had the chance to pitch them to anyone. I had one that I thought would be kind of funny... it is a mix of My name is Earl and Ally McBeal. It's about two guys that frequent a strip club and it's not just about their personal life, but also part of the show is about their people watching in the club, and often times their imagination comes to life like it did on Ally McBeal.
An animal activist is on a mission to free animals that are used in science for testing.While in a lab one day He encounters a strange being that looks human but isn't. He tries to explain it to his activist friends who think he's losing his mind and want him to pull back on his activism. But he knows what he saw and begins to do research and gets fixated on it. The being makes several appearances the closer he gets to the truth. The awful truth is realized when he is freeing cows from factory farming. Ultimately he and his friends are being observed in a lab and studied by the human-like beings on what they would do in the environments they are living in. Later they will be killed packaged and consumed unless He can reach other beings who will show them mercy and do activism to stop killing and eating humans.
My friend had a good one about two Mormons on a mission together. One Mormon doesn't really believe i his religion he only went on a mission because his rich dad is buying him a dream car and giving him money for his startup business. He gets paired with a devout Mormon who 100% believes in his faith. But as they go door to door through New York city they become part of the investigation when someone is murdered who they were studying the book of Mormon with. They have to work to clear their name. Each week a new crime has to be solved. As they witness the cruel truths of humanity, the faithful Mormon begins to question his faith. The lazy Mormon becomes more faithful as he see's miracles happening.
I would like to see the sci fi world of Foundation and Empire series of books by Isaac Asimov brought to life...
That reminds me of another movie idea I had.
It's about a night watchman at a zoo who one night thinks that the animals are starting to talk to him, and he spends all night walking around the zoo having encounters with the animals until he gets to the tiger exhibit. During the conversation with the tiger he starts to fall under the charm of the female tiger and she talks him into getting into the enclosure. The next morning the zookeepers find his dead body mauled by the tiger. They go back and look at the security footage to see what happened and they see his odd behavior all night, up until he climbs in the tiger cage and gets killed.
When they do the autopsy they find out he had a brain aneurysm that must have caused him to be delusional, and even if the tiger had not have mauled him to death he would have soon died anyway when the aneurysm popped.
California liberal family accidentally strike it rich with oil and move to Tennessee to live in shack, making for hilarious times with the locals as they can't get enough of these stupid city folks with absolutely no idea how to make everyday common items such as corn squeezin's, hog jowls or possum fritters and their total dependence on spoiled conveniences such as telyphones, cement ponds and working automobiles.
How about some Muslim sit coms?
The Beverly Hezzbollah
My Three Sunnis
The Baghdad Bunch
What am I? A TV writer?
How about a black family in the Chicago projects trying to make an honest living in America despite the odds against them?
Yeah, it's been done, once. Can you name the show?
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