I always listen to music when I write, I need something to get me in the mood and that's why I have multiple playlists for different shows/scripts. For example, the playlist for Easy is filled with stuff like Simple Plan and Marina And The Diamonds because the cheeky pop stuff works, but my playlist for scripts like Inside Out is filled with scores from movies like Sunshine and The Matrix. It just helps me focus that little bit more.
I've always been a lover of filler episodes though - Buffy had some great ones during its high school years and I'm sure this show can do them too. I'm just excited to get Scott and Isaac back on my screen though, those two and their friendship were easily my favourite things about Season Two.
An idea has been nagging at me for the last couple of days and I thought it might be a fitting entry for this series:
Henry's Face Henry Martin has the perfect life: he's handsome, popular and the captain of the swim team. Girls want to be with him and guys want to be him which is why it's especially troubling when he sees somebody robbing a magic store late at night that looks just like him. There's somebody on the loose with the same face as him and yet Henry has no recollection of a twin nor does he have any male relatives that it could possibly be. Henry is forced to consider that the world has many secrets and isn't quite as straightforward as he thought if he's to discover just why somebody has stolen his identity. What does this mysterious individual want - money and power... or Henry's life?
Post by Tommy West on Feb 28, 2013 11:44:25 GMT -6
"A Very Berreta Christmas" Review
"I was not informed of this information" - GREAT LINE! Had me laughing for ages. Nice to see Alex getting some comedy, Paula's usually the sole source of it in this show. Michael even gets a great like with "Really? I mean... really?" I've never been a huge fan of Michael but he has his moments. They're usually with Paula but Miranda makes a nice substitute here. Actually, Miranda in general is a great character. I liked her asking if Alex had asked Alisha out yet and then refusing to accept that he doesn't like her even after his shocked reaction. Very mom-like behavior!
Great leaning on the fourth wall with Miranda's comment about Alisha knocking on the door. When I have guests coming over I'm waiting for ages, even if they say they'll be a minute. In television, everybody arrives perfectly on time. It might not have been intentional but it made me chuckle.
I think I died when Paula appeared. Bloody brilliant!
Really enjoyed this episode, it was well written and every character had good moments. I like that this wasn't super-happy like a lot of Christmas specials are and there was a focus on Alyssa and Will falling out. Nothing you do is gonna make me like Alyssa and I really, really dislike her for forcing Alisha to leave LA but what can you do!
I had the enviable pleasure of getting to write an episode of Easy this week. It was amazing how effortless it was to write - I wrote a full draft in three hours, and I think it all comes down to the show's fun, easily writeable characters. Looking forward to VPN folk getting a glance at my ep, 1x09, when it airs.
Just realized this is the second 1x09 you've written for one of my shows after X-Men:Rebirth! Funny that!
Post by Tommy West on Feb 26, 2013 14:51:20 GMT -6
I'm just glad Audition hasn't disappeared because I still haven't read the Christmas special! I was just about to start Bitten though, which really sucks. Still, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?