I have a soft spot for continuations. That's how I started getting into the virtual series thing...was by reading the virtual continuations, and getting really excited about that world living on. My first pitch ever was a continuation of sorts dealing with Buffy's kid. (I know...I know, what was I thinking?), but I've off and on toyed with stepping into other worlds, but those ideas always seemed to be TOO much like the original, but if someone had a keen idea on continuing a series, or making a spin-off, as long as the writing is promising and the storylines are good, I'd be up for it.
I feel that most of the time, my characters are completely under my control. I'm usually a heavy planner, so I have a lot of my story planned out with certain notes that my main character has to hit. But every now and then my characters get a mind of their own and take me down a different path that I never thought of before. It's definitely fun, and I wish I was able to be less control-freaky and let my characters just write themselves, cause I usually like what they do better...haha. Really good discussion topic.
Just finished episode 2 and I agree with Chris...it was a lot more solid than the pilot: both in storytelling and in dialogue and character movement. The sibling relationship between Gwen and Will continues to be a highlight for me and I'm glad to see sparks of that even in such a high stress situation.
Jeremy didn't really have a whole lot to do in the pilot and I thought this episode made him more of a 3 dimensional character, so kudos on that. I love the history and the mystery shrouding both who's controlling the visceras and how they are connected to Will and Gwen.
I missed Milo being in the action, but I enjoyed his storyline just the same and that mystery is an intriguing one that I hope to find out soon. (*hint* *hint*) Overall great job. You kept the momentum of the pilot up and even exceeded it, IMO. Will read 1x03 when I get a chance.
Just finished the pilot and I wasn't disappointed. Actually surprised in the sense that it didn't go in the direction that I thought it was going to go in. The relationships between both sets of siblings are definitely well thought out and the dialogue is a fun read. So far, all the characters really got a good amount of development while adding more to the mystery of who's behind the attacks, why Milo is so special, and what is so important about Will and Gwen. I'm getting a strong mix of Roswell and Vampire Diaries, both shows that I adore, so I'm in. I'll hopefully get to the second episode later this week. Great job.
Just wanted to stop by and say this is one I am really looking forward to. I've always felt that werewolves have gotten less than the attention than they deserve and I think this be an interesting series to make them mainstream
I agree. This definitely looks like something worth reading. The idea is an old one, but the details make it seem new and fresh. Hope to see a pilot for this. I offer my services as well if you need help developing it further.
Wow. That's a great review. Thanks so much for taking the time to read the pilot. I agree with you about the teaser completely. It would make it a bit more creepier to keep the audience in the dark just a bit longer. As for Act 1, there is a lot of exposition, but in Draft 2, I'm working on introducing the 'coma case' earlier in Act 1 to make it more important to the overall story and hopefully break up the exposition and help the information flow better.
I'm glad you like the chemistry between the characters as it is something I really tried to strive for. And it's so funny that you love Tessa because I thought she was going to be the hardest character to write for, but as soon as I started, she became the easiest. She's so fun and care free.
Eleanor is a paranormal investigator, and aside from the synopsis, you wouldn't know that, so also, in Draft 2, I'm working a few scenes on exactly what Eleanor does. Again, thanks so much for reading. It really means a lot.
This is exactly where I am stuck. I've written draft 1 of my pilot, but after some tweaking with the original pitch and season 1 outline, there needs to be changes. I've been doing research (reading articles, forums, etc.) to help get the juices flowing and help me turn the pilot into something great, but the Teaser is killing me. It's generic and cliched and it's so hard to figure out an original way to catch the readers' attention. After reading the suggestions, there's some really great help here, and I think I've figured out a way to open it up without it losing the feel of the original Teaser I had. Thanks for the post (even though it's an older topic)
I agree. I am eagerly awaiting the premier. I was talking to my dad about this show and he told me that a few years ago or something that the government found like 10 KGB spies in America, a lot of them married couples with children. It all seems very interesting.