Monday, February 01, 2010

Meetings

Cor, that was a lot of meetings. Some of whom were with people who, it turns out, read this blog, hellooooo! Anyway, they all went very well, although it's too early to say owt about them.

There was also a Campus meeting - did we all know Campus is going to be 6x45 minute episodes now? The pilot was half an hour (ish), but I think the general feeling was it needed to stretch out a bit to give the characters room to breathe. I must admit, part of me is a little disappointed, as there's something about the sheer pace of an ensemble-led half hour sitcom that I've always wanted to write for (just think how many narrative balls in the air the average episode of Arrested Development had at any one time). But on the other hand, 45mins does take it more into comedy/drama territory, which is a fun place to be.

Anyway, I started watching Burn Notice, but some bint on it has a terrible Oirish accent, so am thinking of abandoning it, despite the good reviews I've seen elsewhere. Should I persevere? YOU DECIDE.

6 comments:

Jon said...

Persevere - she loses the 'Irish' accent after a couple of episodes.

Anonymous said...

So funny some of them read your blog. Was it like Dr. Horrible finding out Captain Hammer and the police were tuning in to learn about his evil plans?

james henry said...

Jon - other sources have also confirmed this is the case. I shall persevere.

Anon: almost exactly like that.

Piers said...

Persevere - it will never darken your ears again after the pilot.

Fat Roland said...

Hur-flippinbloody-rah about Campus! Does this mean the other ones didn't get turned into series, and Campus WON?

james henry said...

I think most of them got picked up in the end. A bit of dithering with 'Todd Margaret', but they went with it eventually, hurrah.