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Your Idea For A TV Show

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Danb541

    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm just bouncing ideas here, spit balling some thoughts. What about a mobile surgery hospital that takes place during the Korean war? I know it sounds crazy but it would be a comedy.
    Never mind, that's a horrible idea. It would never work.
     
  2. Ash Telecaster

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    Lobster tank

    A grocery store lobster tank and the conversations amongst the lobsters. Each lobster could have a unique personality and back story and each could have a differently set of beliefs around their current circumstances. Old characters would go as new characters would join the tank.
     
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  3. Steerforth

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    The show follows an enormous group of people through life, with intersecting storylines and all the laughter, tears, and touching moments that each of them experiences. Character development is very in-depth, enabling viewers to become very attached to their favorite characters. And there are many to choose from.

    And each time that one of the characters uses slang, an irritating cliche, or improper grammar, they suffer instantaneous Spontaneous Human Combustion and burn to a pile of fine ash, leaving nothing behind but their ankles and feet, and a scorch mark on the furniture.
     
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  4. Thoughtfree

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    Reality series about a wedding reception band. Every week a different country club or hotel ballroom, a different bride and groom, different mom and dad of the bride and groom. Wacky characters as subs for band musicians. The nutty jazzbo horn section pops in from time to time. Pop hits played by the band. Drama, comedy, sex, anger, drunkenness, love, hate. Old folks, young folks, kids, cute bridesmaids and handsome groomsmen in the cast.

    I would watch this show - hell, I lived it.
     
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  5. Torren61

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    Stop posting that crap in my thread.
     
  6. Stringbanger

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    Wait, this is a guitar forum right?

    How about a script about a struggling guitar player?

    This could start out when the protagonist is very young, and when he/she got their first guitar, then continue from there.
     
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  7. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I'm honored that you find it worthy of panning, sir.

    *bows*
     
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  8. Steerforth

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    How about a reality TV show that follows @blowtorch through life? I have the feeling that it might be quite a fascinating show. :D
     
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    How about reality show where a gang of professionals: musicians, singers, recording engineers, come to aid of a young music group: mentor them and give them tips to improve their music. Lots of before and after stuff.
     
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  10. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Didn't they already have this and call it "Three's Company?"
     
  11. koen

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    Reverse Amazing Race.

    People from all over the world come to your country and start yelling at you in their native language to help them solve ridiculous puzzles.
     
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    Survivor 2020

    Two separate teams are dropped onto an island, one on the west side, and the other on the east side.

    In order for either team to win, they have to navigate across the island to whatever point they encounter the other team.
    They must engage in mortal combat, and kill all the members of the other team.
    Using rocks, sticks, hands, or whatever weapons they can fashion.

    At some point, one solitary winner will emerge alive.
    Even if it means killing the few surviving members of his or her own team.

    Much ado will be made of the lone survivor drinking from the skulls of his or her enemy.
    The beverage will likely be some sort of sports/energy drink provided by the sponsor.

    The winner will go on to qualify for the finals of American Idol.

    And the winner of that contest will also drink from the skull of his or her enemies, but while singing in a warbly, contrived voice, over a sound-track of tired, trite Motown hits.



    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
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    Elevator Boxing Match

    starring NFL players and their girlfriends/wives
     
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    In a dark cellar at his mom's house the 40 year old son sits in front of a Computer Monitor; disheveled and grossly overweight, the table full of junk food, he happens upon a new site. One he has never seen before. There is intense community with endless stories. Some people tell entertaining ones about their work, lives, feelings. Each member is ranked by the number of times they contribute to the community. They are classified by likes in order to build self-worth. Most appear to have unique hobbies and they test each other on their knowledge about their hobby. A few appear to have vast skills and they showcase their abilities by articulating their efforts; including pictures, some with sound.

    The man becomes intensely involved in the site, evaluates every aspect of its content, members and the things they discuss. Suddenly he is once again very happy. These people have fun, they talk incessantly and are very open. They come from all over the world; including Australia and Texas. He loses his inhibitions, joins a particular weight loss thread, starts to listen to the comments regarding diet, good health and exercise. He opens up to the community and despite feeling inadequate, he tells his story.

    Everyone supports him, suggests he get married, or adopt a dog or cat. They tell him exciting stories about their towns, their climate, part-time work. He finally feels part of something. At the end of season 1 he actually goes outside, raises his arms like Rocky and goes for a run. He knows he belongs to a community.

    After promoting the idea to Netflix, Bob is told that such a thing isn't possible, not even close to believable. The show doesn't make the cut.
     
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  15. String Tree

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    I'd make a show about ... nothing!
     
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    It's not an original idea at all, but I think it's time to make the fictional TV show from the film Idiocracy a reality.

    I'm talking about Ow! My Balls!



    15 years ago, such a moronic premise was clearly a parody. Today, I think popular culture has reached a point where our society is not only ready for Ow! My Balls!, it practically demands it.


    Yeah, they told me the same thing about my idea for a comedy set in a WWII POW camp.
     
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    I'd like to see a show based around William Gibson's Neuromancer and the RPG Shadowrun that combines virtual reality, hacking and magic. Think Game of Thrones set in the near future.
     
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    A game show called 'Porn or No Porn' where a person signs up to win a million dollars, to do so, the show does a background check and invites 3 of the contestants family members (without his knowledge) to the studio. They collect the contestant and his three relatives laptops. The contestant then has to guess which laptops have porn on them. Round two is 'cheating or not' (still based on laptop) 'how much debt' is round three and the final round 'nude on the net'... the staff is allowed to use their laptops and their entire surfing history to inform the game.

    If a family member claims to not have a computer or use the internet, they have to go through the oral interview for entrance to BYU.
     
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    There are a million scifi books that would make incredible TV shows. IMO, every one of these book series is better than The Expanse books, which have been turned into a fantastic series.

    The Frontline series by Kloos (these would be epic TV)
    The Commonwealth Saga by Hamilton
    Market Forces (single book) by Morgan
    Thin Air (single book) by Morgan
    The Bridge Trilogy by Gibson

    Heck, I'd go back and remake Altered Carbon but keep it close to the source, which is 12,000,000 times better than the abortion Netflix aired.

    Non scifi:
    The Travis McGee books by MacDonald
    The Master and Commander books by O'Brian

    I could keep going. The biggest issue is STAY CLOSE TO THE SOURCE. The Altered Carbon show is just the latest example of a showrunner completely abandoning the source material. In that instance, they literally turned the character into the opposite of what he should have been.
     
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    "What's Their Aura?"


    Celebrity guest panel guess the aura of historical figures.

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