Radiation Level: 34 pages
Listening To: Dynamite by Kraak and Smaac
My Hung spec might just hang together. It’s been a while since I’ve written a spec of something that’s on TV. My last two were 6 Feet Under and King of Queens, so yeah, it’s been a few years. I forgot that a TV episode is like a one act play. It needs to have a theme, an emotional spine and everything must come back to the protagonist’s specific struggle. Only in TV, the protag doesn’t completely arc, or else there would be no reason to keep tuning in.
It’s easy to get lost in plot, but really it’s much less important than how the characters react to the situation they are in. So now I’m past plot and trying to get into the power struggle that Ray is perpetually in. It’s fun. Much more interesting than I thought this script was going to be. And I get to talk about Darwin and everyone knows that’s FalloutGirl’s favorite subject (after radiation, of course:).
It’s due in three days…It’s been a lot of work, still more work to do, but watching all the old episodes in marathon fashion really helped. (thanks HBO, perfect timing!)
I’m feeling excited about it. Let’s hope ABC and NBC get excited, too!