EXT. Picking up the Pilot - TWILIGHT
It's pilot and season premiere time. Some disappointments for sure. Prison Break is one of them. I think moving the show to L.A. was probably great for the budget, but the midwest prison from S1 was a key character in the story. Does nobody but me think the success of LOST (a favorite of mine) is partly due to shooting in Hawaii? I guess the counter-example is Alias (not a favorite of mine). Speaking of JJ & friends, Fringe did not fail to disappoint. Entourage remains a great educational program. But not on the subject of romancing the ladies. For that we need to defer to Neil Strauss. I'm glad they're winding up The Shield. True Blood has some great acting and directing, but the premise is thin.
Looking forward to Californication, and am totally getting sucked into Stargate: Atlantis, after having watched the first season on DVD. Maybe I'm infected with the Goa'uld. God knows I am surrounded by Wraith. Glad to see somebody is milking the space vampire concept
for all it is worth.
On the reading front, I recently read the scripts for Wanted and Next (Philip K Dick adaptation). I have a SciFi spec out and reading those scripts gave me, if nothing else, increased confidence in my own writing. Most of the great screen moments in the Wanted blockbuster were not
in the original script.