What i will be watching during the 2017-2018 TV Season

Hey, everyone. With the new tv season upon us, I thought I would revive one of my old features from the original blog of an Arrested Development Fan where I preview what I will be watching during this upcoming tv season. I feel like maybe this feature will soon become obsolete as good tv is now being released year round, but the September-May tv schedule still seems to be going on so here’s my preview of what I will be watching this season. Feel free to comment with what you will be watching.

What I’ve been watching this summer:

Netflix: Netflix had some great shows this summer so I thought I would just lump this all together. For Netflix summer fare I watched Wet Hot American Summer, Defenders , and Bojack Horseman

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: I recently started rereading Douglas Adams so I thought I would check out this adaption of his lesser known, but still great, Dirk Gently series. I haven’t made it very far, but so far I am enjoying it.

Curb Your Enthusiasm:  I just recently got the HBO app so I thought I would check out what Curb Your Enthusiasm was all about because I’ve heard a lot about it just never watched it. I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. I breezed through the first 8 seasons in a couple weeks and now I’m ready for the new season in October

 

Returning Shows I will be Returning to:

The Flash: I’ve enjoyed this show since the beginning and I’m intrigued to see where it goes now that Barry is in the speed for. We all know he’ll get out of it, but the question is when and how.

Brooklyn 99: I really enjoy this show and in my opinion, it might be one of the funniest shows currently on TV. With the cliffhanger, they left us with last season I want to see where it goes from here

Supernatural: Don’t get me wrong, I love Supernatural, but at 12 seasons I think it’s getting a little long in the tooth. I think it just needs one more epic season to wrap everything up, but maybe this Nephilim storyline will energize the show.

New Shows I might check out: 

Ghosted:  This show has piqued my interest on premise alone, but throw in Craig Robinson and Adam Scott and baby you got a stew going.

Star Trek Discovery: I’ve always been a bigger fan of Star Wars than Star Trek, but with this being the first series in over 10 years I’m interested to see how it is.

 

Midseason Shows I am Looking forward to:

Arrested Development(!!):  This is a biggy in case you guys don’t know. We have no concrete release date for season 5 yet, but I’m anxiously holding my breath. If I this is the only tv I watch for the next year I will be completely content. Hopefully, season 5 can remedy some of the problems with season 4 and Make Arrested Development Great Again!

X-files: Like Arrested Development this revival doesn’t have a release date yet, but I will be tuning in when it does come out

 

Midseason shows I will check out:

New Girl: I’ve watched New Girl since the beginning and I should probably watch the final season, but I just not as enthusiastic about it as I once was.

 

Anyways that is what I will be watching this upcoming tv season. What are your thoughts on my list? and what will you be watching during the 2017-2018 TV season?

 

As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated. Tata for now Readers…

 

 

 

 

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My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 12

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

 

EXT. JAIL-NIGHT

Gob is running after Barry who is leaving.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While the rest of the family was waiting for Bob, Gob was looking to get the service of their recently fired attorney.

GOB

(yelling)

Barry wait up!

BARRY

What do you want?

GOB

Barry, I need your help, Steve’s mom returned and took him back…

 

BARRY

Wait a minute, how old is Steve?

GOB

I’m not sure, 19 maybe.

BARRY

You don’t know how old your son is?

GOB

Do you want the job or not?

BARRY

Ok, Ok. Well since Steve is 19 he is legally able to spend time with whoever he wants.

GOB

How did you know that?

BARRY

I read it somewhere.

INSERT- a copy of the book “Practicing Law for Dummies” on Barry’s desk

GOB

So, what does that mean?

BARRY

That means we can get Steve back.

GOB

Sweet, let’s go, my Segway is right over there.

Gob leads Barry to the Segway Barry and Gob hop on Gob’s Segway and ride off.

 

EXT. EVE HOLT’S HOUSE- NIGHT

Gob and Barry ride Gob’s Segway up to the door of Eve’s House.  Gob jumps off the Segway, letting it fall to the grass with Barry falling down with it.  Barry gets up and brushes himself off.

BARRY

What did you do that for?

GOB

Oh, I’m sorry, I’m not used to having passengers.

 

Gob goes up and rings the doorbell, he waits a few seconds and Eve answers the door.

EVE

(with a scowl)

What do you want?

Steve appears behind Eve.

STEVE

Dad, what are you doing here?

GOB

(sliding past Eve into her house)

I came here to get you.

Barry follows Gob into Eve’s house.

BARRY

(sliding past Eve)

Excuse me.

Eve gives Barry a dirty look.

EVE

(getting in between Gob and Steve)

You’re not taking him; I didn’t raise him for 18 years for his loser father to take him away.

GOB

Would a loser be able to THIS!

Gob attempts to light of a fireball but instead sprays Eve with lighter fluid.

GOB (CONT’D)

But, where’d the lighter fluid come from?

The ball of lighter fluid falls out of Gob’s sleeve. He fumbles with the ball.

GOB (CONT’D)

I know I can get this trick.

 

Gob attempts to do the trick again, this time accomplishing it.

STEVE

Dad, you finally did it.

GOB

Yeah, I did it.

Gob and Steve high five.

EVE

Ooh, whoop-de-do you can do a magic trick. You’re not taking my son.

GOB

Illusion! Tricks are what a whore does for money.

 

Eve points off to the left of the screen as it expands to show a little girl, about 6 years old, staring up at him.

GOB (CONT’D)

Oh, Come on!

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 11

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

 

INT. – MOVIE STUDIO

Maeby enters the studio where filming has stopped, and runs into her boss MORT MEYERS.  In the background, JASON BATEMAN wearing a polo shirt and khaki pants is at the buffet table frantically searching for a muffin.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Michael was trying to solve his aunt’s problems. Maeby was at the movie studio trying to solve a problem with the filming of her movie based on the life of her family entitled Development Arrested.

MORT

Maeby, we have a real problem.

MAEBY

What?

MORT

Dave Attel, the actor playing your dad has locked himself in his trailer and he’s demanding a pay raise.

JASON BATEMAN

(yelling, in the background)

Who the *beep* ate the last muffin.

 

Jason Bateman exits.

MAEBY

Who is this guy and what is his problem?

MORT

Apparently somebody ate the last muffin.

MAEBY

Ok that’s his problem, now who is he.

MORT

Oh yes, that’s Jason Bateman, he’s the wonderful actor we hired to play your uncle. What are we going to do about Dave Attel?

MAEBY

I say fire his ass, my dad’s looking for a job; we can get him to play himself.

MORT

Ok. We still need someone to play the bounty hunter ICE, we tried to get Samuel L. Jackson but that was kind of wishful thinking.

MAEBY

I don’t know, find someone, I have to talk to Ron.

MORT

I’ll see what I can do here.

MAEBY

(mumbling)

This project is going straight to hell.

 

 

INT. – RON HOWARD’S OFFICE

Maeby is sitting in front of Ron’s desk. Ron is behind his desk looking through papers. Also in the office is MITCH HURWITZ.

RON

Maeby, this is Mitch Hurwitz, the writer we hired to rewrite the script.

MAEBY

(to Mitch)

Nice to meet you.

(to Ron)

What’s wrong with the script?

RON

Oh nothing, we just thought it could use some revising. How’s the rest of the project coming along?

MAEBY

Not very well; we haven’t even started filming yet, Dave Attel is threatening to quit, and we have no Ice and no Narrator.  We tried to get Morgan Freeman, but he was busy with March of the Penguins 2.

RON

Don’t worry I’ll narrate, and I don’t even need to be credited.

MAEBY

Great, but what who’s going to play Ice and what about Dave Attel?

RON

I say we fire Dave Attel and we’ll cast Ice later.

MAEBY

Ok, but I still think we should have made a TV series.

RON

I told you Maeby, I pitched it to a few networks, but they said it would be a hard so to advertise and they think a lot of viewers wouldn’t be able to relate to the characters.

MAEBY

Do you think moviegoers will buy the characters and storyline?

RON

Maybe. I say we get the movie exposure all over the Internet with ads, trailers, and other stuff.  Maybe we go around on the street giving people hats that say Ron Howard’s D.A.

MAEBY

Don’t you think that maybe some people might think it’s a movie about a district attorney?

RON

I hadn’t thought of that, maybe. We’ll make it work because if it doesn’t you’re fired…

 

INT. – POLICE STATION LOBBY

Michael enters to find his family waiting for him.

 

NARRATOR(VO)

           While Maeby was dealing with Ron Howard,

Michael was returning to deal with his family.

 

LARRY

What did my mother say?

MICHAEL

Nothing important

 

Barry enters from the break room

 

MICHAEL

So, what are you going to do about my Aunt?

BARRY

Was I was supposed to do something about that; I just went to the snack room for a hot ding dong.

MICHAEL

So, where’s the ding dong?

BARRY

Oh yeah, that burnt up because I left the tin foil on.

MICHAEL

Oh, that is just great.

BARRY

What? Did you want a ding dong? There is more.

MICHAEL

No, Barry, I’m just angry that instead of trying to help my aunt, you’re off fiddling with ding dongs.

GOB

What? When did you find out Barry’s Gay?

MICHAEL

No, I was talking about the snack … Barry’s gay?

BARRY

Yes.

Barry Winks.

MICHAEL

Well, I guess that explains a few things. You know what Barry, you’re fired.

 

BARRY

What? You can’t do that.

MICHAEL

Yes I can, you’re fired.

 

BARRY

But you’re my only clients.

 

MICHAEL

Not our problem. I’m sorry, but we no longer need you.

 

BARRY

Ok…

 

A dejected Barry exits as Charlie Brown Music plays.

GEORGE SENIOR

What did you do that for Michael? Barry’s a good family friend and a good lawyer.

MICHAEL

He’s an idiot.

LINDSAY

Yeah, dad, he’s an idiot.

TOBIAS

I mean he’s a gay. He probably just wants to get with Michael. I know I do.

 

Everyone looks at Tobias.

 

TOBIAS (CONT’D)

(nervous)

I mean I would if I was gay.

 

Everyone goes back to their normal conversations

 

LINDSAY

I say we call Bob Loblaw and get him to take the case.

 

GEORGE SENIOR

                   I agree

MICHAEL

But just a moment ago you were saying that I shouldn’t have fired Barry.

GEORGE SENIOR

Well, I was wrong he’s an idiot.

MICHEAL

I’ll go call Bob.

 

Michael exits to make a phone call.

 

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 10

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

EXT. POLICE STATION

Tobias and Michael are entering the police station as OFFICERS TAYLOR and CARTER are exiting. Officer Carter is pulling a young kid behind him

OFFICER TAYLOR

(in the background to officer carter)

You can’t leave me, David!

OFFICER CARTER

I can and I’m taking  Tommy with me.

INT. POLICE STATION- LOBBY-CONTINOUS

Michael and Tobias enter.

LARRY

(hugging Michael, and holding him tight)

Michael, you can’t let them take my mother away.

MICHAEL

(trying to get away from Larry)

I’ll do what I can.

 

BARRY ENTERS

 

BARRY

Good news.

MICHAEL

Yes?

BARRY

I don’t have HIV.

GOB

There was a risk of that?

BARRY

Yeah, actually…

 

MICHAEL

(interrupting Barry)

We’re not here to talk about your sexual life.

BARRY

I thought you would be worried about my health.

MICHAEL

Frankly, I don’t care. Now, what about my aunt?

BARRY

Geez, you try to give people some good news. Anyhoo, apparently your aunt robbed a couple of banks in Arizona.

MICHAEL

By a couple, you mean?

BARRY

Maybe around a hundred.

MICHAEL

Well, that’s definitely not a couple.

BARRY

Well ok whatever you say. Anyways she’s asking to see you.

LARRY

Why does she want to see him and not me?

MICHAEL

 You go ahead and go visit her, because I’m not.  I’m tired of solving this family’s problems. Come on George Michael, we’re leaving.

GEORGE MICHAEL

No, dad.

MICHAEL

What?

GEORGE MICHAEL

You always say that family is the most important thing.

GEORGE SENIOR

Come on Mikey. We need your help.

 

MICHAEL

(whispering to himself)

I’m going to regret this.

 

Everyone stares pleadingly at Michael

 

MICHAEL

Ok, but this is the last time.

 

Michael exits to go talk to Susie.

 

LINDSAY

                                                                                Tobias?

Tobias embraces Lindsay in a hug.

TOBIAS

Oh, Lindsay, I’m so sorry for leaving you.

LINDSAY

That’s ok. I’m dating Carl Weathers now.

TOBIAS

(hurt)

Well great for you two. I wish you the best of luck.

MAEBY

(putting her hand on Tobias’s shoulder)

I’m here dad.

TOBIAS

(hugging Maeby)

Oh yes my baby girl.

 

Maeby’s cell phone rings.

 

MAEBY

Excuse me a second.

MAEBY (CONT’D)

(on the phone)

Hello… What? Hold on, I’ll be right there

MAEBY (CONT’D)

(to everybody)

Sorry I have to go.

 

MAEBY EXITS

TOBIAS

I’ve lost my whole family!

CUT TO:

 INT. JAIL VISITING AREA

Michael and Susie are sitting at a table talking.

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Once again Michael found himself in a familiar situation, but this time it was his aunt instead of his father.

SUSIE

Michael, you have to help me.

MICHAEL

I really don’t know how I can help.

SUSIE

I need you to take care of Larry; he’s a real weakling, a pussy.

MICHAEL

Can’t he take care of himself?

SUSIE

You don’t know him like I do, he’s soft. He can’t handle life without me. I don’t know maybe I  coddled him too much when he was little.

MICHAEL

Well I guess there’s something thing you and mom have in common.

SUSIE

Come on Mikey, you have to help me.

MICHAEL

I’ll see what I can do.

 

Michael gets up to leave.

 

SUSIE

Wait a minute, I need another favor.

 

Michael sits down again.

SUSIE

I need you to arrange for your father to visit me in an um… conjugal trailer

MICHAEL

What? No… No…No.

SUSIE

Come on Mike, I need some. Auntie horny, Michael

MICHAEL

You’ve been in jail for an hour.

SUSIE

Yeah, well it’s hard to get some when you go clubbing with your son.

MICHAEL

You go clubbing with Larry?

SUSIE

Yeah, we’re each other’s wingmen.

CUT TO:

 INT. MIAMI CLUB-NIGHT

SUPER: A FEW MONTHS EARLIER

Susie and Larry are sitting at a table talking. Susie spots an age appropriate father/daughter pair at the bar.

SUSIE

What about them?

LARRY

Yeah, I guess so.

 

Susie gets up.

 

SUSIE

(coaxing Larry up)

Come on Larry

Larry gets up and follows Susie over to the bar and the father/daughter combo. Susie approaches the father first. Larry stands slightly back, looking nervous

SUSIE (CONT’D)

(to the Father)

Can I buy you a drink?

FATHER

                (smiling)

Sure.

The daughter notices Larry is looking faint.

DAUGHTER

(to Susie)

Is he ok?

 

Susie looks at Larry who appears to be nervous and about to faint.

 

SUSIE

Larry, are you Ok?

Larry Faints. The Daughter lets out a shriek.

CUT BACK TO:

 

INT. VISITING AREA

Michael gets up and starts to leave.

MICHAEL

I’ll see what I can do.

SUSIE

About what?

MICHAEL

(yelling)

I’ll see.

Michael exits.

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 9

 

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an Arrested Development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

 

INT. BARRY’S OFFICE – DAY

The rest of the family is sitting in Barry’s office. Barry’s assistant, GARY, enters.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Meanwhile, at Barry’s office…

 

Barry’s Assistant approaches Barry’s Desk.

GARY

Hey pookie.

BARRY

Oh, hey buttermuffin.

They kiss, everyone else looks uncomfortable. Gary exits.

BARRY (CONT’D)

Isn’t he great?

 

Everyone continues to look confused.

 

GOB

Um…

BARRY

Oh yes, he’s my husband.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Yes he was, after being fired by Michael, Barry finally came out the closet and reunited with his assistant: Gary. Soon after they got married

INSERT- PHOTO OF BARRY AND GARY’S WEDDING, THE GAY MAN WITH THE FREEDOM SIGN IS GARY’S BEST MAN AND ONE OF THE HOT COPS IS THE PRIEST

BACK TO SCENE

BARRY

Isn’t anyone going to congratulate me?

GEORGE SENIOR

(uncomfortable)

Oh yes, congrats.

Gary enters.

BARRY

Gary what are you doing back in here so soon?

GARY

Oh, I’m not Gary.

 

Gary tears of a latex face mask to reveal he is JEAN PARMESAN, the family’s former P.I.

JEAN

Jean Parmesan, how you doing? Don’t worry Gary’s safe in the broom closet.

BARRY

So did I just kiss you?

JEAN

You most certainly did.

 

Jean winks at Barry

GOB

Jean, what are you doing here?

JEAN

(taking a picture out of his coat)

Before Lucille died she contacted me from prison and asked me to look into possible grandkids she might have.

GOB

Wait, what?

JEAN

Apparently, your mother wanted to meet her unknown grandkids before she died.

GOB

That doesn’t sound like her.

JEAN

Yeah, I know. Anyways, I found something that you might be interested in.

He hands Gob the picture he has been holding in his hand. It is revealed to be a picture of Mary.

GOB

This looks like a chick I did in high school… Oh.

JEAN

That’s right, this is your daughter, Mary

Gob looks shocked.

JEAN (CONT’D)

Well, Lucille was going to pay me $500 for this information before she died so if you could just…

GEORGE SENIOR

(handing Jean a wad of bills)

Here you go Jean.

 

JEAN

Thanks, I’m not even going to count it.

 

Jean exits

BARRY

Where were we?

 

JEAN re-enters

JEAN

I counted, there’s only $400 here. Now where’s…

 

Lindsay uses her foot to slam the door in Jean’s face

DISSOLVE TO:

 INT. – OUTSIDE BARRY’S OFFICE-

Jean is leaving through the hallway when he runs into ICE.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

A disgruntled Jean was leaving Barry’s office when he ran into ICE.

JEAN

(to ICE)

Hey, aren’t you the bounty hunter Ice?

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Indeed it was ICE. Currently, he was working for the government, trying to find evidence against suspected bank robber Susie Carlon. He had catered Lucille’s funeral partly to try and gather evidence against her.

ICE

Where’s Susie Carlon?

JEAN

Who?

ICE

Lucille Bluth’s sister.

JEAN

Oh, down the hall to the left.

ICE

Thanks.

 

Ice hears noises from a nearby closet. He opens the door and a bound and gagged Gary stumbles out.

ICE (CONT’D)

Well, that was a freebie.

CUT TO:

 INT. – BARRY’S OFFICE

Everyone is still sitting down, Barry is about ready to start Reading the will when Ice bursts through the door.

ICE

Susie Carlon, you’re under arrest.

He handcuffs her and starts to drag her away.

LARRY

Mama, No!

The family begins to follow ICE and Susie out of Barry’s office.

BARRY

Don’t worry I know a good lawyer who can get you off.

GOB

You mean yourself, Barry?

BARRY

I was going to say Wayne, but I guess I could do it.

DISSOLVE TO:

 INT. – BLUTH MODEL HOME

Michael ENTERS through the front door, looking for Tobias.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Meanwhile Michael had returned to the Model Home to look for Tobias.

MICHAEL

Tobias?

He looks around the Model Home until he comes upon the secret room. He enters to see Tobias, with his back turned to him looking a stack of magazines.

 

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

 Tobias?

 

There is the sound of magazine pages ruffling and the sound of zipper zipping as Tobias turns around quickly, looking guilty.

TOBIAS

Oh hey, Michael, I was just body building.

MICHAEL

Ok…?

 

Michael and Tobias stare at each other in silence.Michael’s phone rings.

MICHAEL

(answering his phone.)

Hello? What?  Ok I’ll be right there.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Apparently my aunt has been arrested I have to go down to the police station.

Michael starts to leave.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(turning around to notice Tobias isn’t coming)

Are you coming with me?

TOBIAS

I think I’ll stay here and do some more body building.

MICHAEL

Really?

TOBIAS

I guess you’re right.

Michael and Tobias exit.

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 8

And now the continuing story of my attempt to write an arrested development movie.

Previous Parts

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

INT. – PENTHOUSE-LIVING ROOM

 

George Michael is sitting on the coach by himself. MAEBY FUNKE, his cousin comes over and sits by him.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Elsewhere George Michael was reconnecting with his cousin Maeby.

MAEBY

Hey George Michael.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Oh, hey Maeby.

CLOSE UP: MAEBY

FREEZE FRAME ON MAEBY

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is George Michael’s cousin, Maeby.

SUPER: MAE “MAEBY” FUNKE: MOVIE EXECUTIVE

GEORGE MICHAEL

I didn’t see you last night.

MAEBY

Yeah, I was busy with other things.

 

NARRATOR(VO)

          She was actually working as an executive at Tantamount Studios.

Cut to:

INT. OFFICE-DAY

Maeby is sitting in her office reading over a stack of scripts. She’s currently reading “Dodgeball 2: Dodge Harder or Dodgeball 2: Revenge of the Dodge”

 

MAEBY

                             Nope

 

Maeby puts down the script and stamps a giant “No” on it

 

     Cut back to:

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINUOUS

MARY: a cute 19 yr. old blond enters from the living room and sits down by George Michael who appears uncomfortable. Maeby looks annoyed.

MARY

     Hi.

 

GEORGE MICHAEL

                        Hi.

MARY

              I’m Mary

 

GEORGE MICHAEL

I’m George Michael and this is my cousin Maeby.

 

MARY

(to Maeby)

Nice to meet you.

MAEBY

Yeah, whatever.

 

George Michael and Mary smile at each other, ignoring Maeby.

MAEBY

I’m going to get some punch. Do you want some

George Michael?

GEORGE MICHAEL

No thanks.

 

An irritated Maeby walks off

Cut to:

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINUOUS

Maeby continues to the punch bowl, past Michael.

MICHAEL

Hey Maeby

MAEBY

Oh hey Uncle Michael.

 

MICHAEL

Have you seen George Michael?

MAEBY

He was talking to some girl over there.

 

Maeby points in the direction she just came from.

MICHAEL

Who?

MAEBY

I don’t know, Mary Somebody.

 

MICHAEL

                   Where?

MAEBY

(pointing again)

Over there

 

They look towards where George Michael was earlier, but he and Mary are both gone.

 

MAEBY

They must have left

MICHAEL

Well, we have to go find him.

MAEBY

I totally agree; we have to go find him.

 

Michael and Maeby exit.

DISSOLVE TO:

 

INT. BARRY’S OFFICE

BARRY is sitting at his desk with the will in hand. The family is sitting in chairs facing him.

SUPER: LATER

NARRATOR (V.O.)

While Michael and Maeby went off in search of George Michael the rest of the family had gathered to hear the will read by the newly-rehired family attorney Barry Zuckercorn.

GEORGE SENIOR

(whispering to Gob)

Where’s Michael?

GOB

I don’t know, where’s Maeby and George Michael?

GOB (CONT’D)

(to Lindsay)

Where’s Maeby?

LINDSAY

Who?

CARL

Your daughter.

LINDSAY

Oh her, I don’t know.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

At that very moment Lindsay’s daughter Maeby was with her uncle Michael looking for her cousin George Michael.

CUT TO:

 EXT. BANANA STAND-DAY

Mary and George Michael are sitting at a table in front of the condemned banana stand talking. Michael and Maeby ENTER.

MICHAEL

George Michael?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Dad? what are you doing here?

MICHAEL

(pointing to Mary)

Who’s this?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Oh, this is Mary.’

 

Mary waves at Michael

MICHAEL

Yeah, nice to meet.  George Michael, we’ve been looking all over for you. You shouldn’t have run off like that.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Sorry. I just needed some fresh air.

MICHAEL

 We have to go, they’re about to read your Gangi’s will.

 

A disappointed George Michael stands up

MARY

See you later George Michael.

‘Michael, George Michael and Maeby start to leave.

Michael’s phone rings.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Hello?

INTERCUT WITH:

BARRY’S OFFICE-DAY

 

GEORGE SENIOR

(on the phone.)

Michael, where are you? They’re reading the will.

MICHAEL

I was looking for… Tobias. I thought he should be there for the reading of the will.

GEORGE SENIOR

Are Maeby and George Michael with you?

MICHAEL

Yes.

GEORGE SENIOR

Well get down to Barry’s office soon.

MICHAEL

Ok, I’ll be there.

MICHAEL HANGS UP

END INTERCUT

 EXT. BANANA STAND — DAY- CONTINOUS

MICHAEL

(to George Michael and Maeby)

Why don’t you 2 go ahead and head over to Barry’s office I have to go get Tobias.

To Be Continued…

As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated. Stay Tuned for Part 9

Some Book to Film Adaptions I would like to see

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I just recently finished the book series A Song of Fire and Ice(or at least I’ve finished the books that have been released so far) by George RR Martin which as you probably know has been adapted into the wildly popular HBO series Game of Thrones, but Game of Thrones success has got me thinking of a few other books I would like to see adapted either into film or perhaps a tv series. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is my list.

Artemis Fowl:

 Brief Synopsis: A Twelve year old criminal masterminds finds out that fairies are real and sets out to rob them of their gold

My Pitch:  I loved this series when I was a kid, It was my Harry Potter and I think it is ripe for a film adaptation with some great characters and a healthy mix of comedy and fantasy . There has been rumors of a movie, but nothing concrete has materialized and I would really like to see that change. With 8 books in the series a franchise would be easy to do.

Dream Casting: I haven’t given the main characters too much thought, but for LEPRecon Chief Julius Root I would like to see JK Simmons as I envision the characters somewhat like J Jonah Jameson from the original Spiderman movie trilogy

Pendragon

Brief Synopsis: Bobby Pendragon discovers he is a Traveler, a group of warriors who must protect the 10 territories(or worlds) from the evil Saint Dane.

My Pitch: Another series I enjoyed when I was a kid, with 10 books in the series I can see the potential for a massive franchise with one movies per each movie or even multiple movies for each book like other young adult franchises. I also wouldn’t mind seeing them go the Game of Thrones route and doing a tv series with each season covering one or multiple books.

Dream Casting: I think Jason Isaacs(who played the villainous Lucious Malfoy in Harry Potter) would make a perfect choice for the villain of the series: Saint Dane.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy:

Synopsis: The Bartimaeus Trilogy follows Bartimaeus, a djinni, or spirit who is summoned by a young magician in an alternate version of London where spirits used for war.

My Pitch: Another favorite from my youth. Like Artemis Fowl it manages to blend humor and fantasy, just in a different way. The footnote narration may prove difficult to convey in movie form, but I think the films could do well with or without. There could be at least three movies with a possible fourth to adapt the prequel book

Dream Casting: I haven’t given this too much thought, but I do think Ron Perlman might make a decent Bartimaeus

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Brief Synopsis: Earthling Arthur Dent is thrust off on a galactic adventure after the Earth is destroyed to make way for a subspace freeway

My Pitch:  This one is kind of a cheat as Hitchhiker’s guide has already by adapted into a film, but I would really like to see an adaptation by Edgar Wright(Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) as I feel like he could do the book justice. He wouldn’t even necessarily have to reboot the series by redoing Hitchhiker’s Guide, he could just adapt the second book in the series Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Dream Casting: As much as I liked Martin Freeman’s portrayal of Arthur Dent in the original adaptation I think frequent Wright collaborator Simon Pegg would fit the role quite nicely. I like Sam Rockwell and wouldn’t mind seeing him return as a more faithful adaption of Zaphod Beeblebrox(give him two heads for the entire movie this time). Alan Rickman made a perfect Marvin the robot, but I think Peter Serafinowicz who make an adequate replacement.

 

Those are some of the books I would like to see adapted into movies. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?

 

Latest Comedy Video:

At the end of May I went on my first Comedy tour through Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. It was exciting and a pretty fun experience overall and I wouldn’t mind doing it again. Unfortunately I didn’t get any video from the trip, but  here’s a video of my first set back in Missoula, Montana after the tour

 

Currently:

Watching(TV):  Married(Season 2)

Playing: Super Star Wars(PS4)

Reading(Books): Salmon of a Doubt by Douglas Adams

Writing: Mostly comedy

 

That does if for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.