I am an unabashed TV Junkie. I can’t help myself. I know it’s bad for me, but I just simply must watch TV. I am sure I will go into more depth on this later, but two things prompted me to bring this up now.
1)I don’t know why, but I had never watched The West Wing when it started. A friend of mine told me I needed to watch it, so when Bravo began showing it a few weeks ago, I gave it a try. I am *SO* hooked now! While I have some little quibble’s with the shows research staff, the characters are tight from the first minute. Paticuarlly the relationship between Deputy Chief Of Staff Josh and his assistant, Donna. Please check out Bravo for showtimes, or in November you can pick up the DVD set. *shameless plug*
2)Now, over on the little known network Trio this week they are running a special on their series “Brilliant, But Cancelled”, they will be showing failed pilots of television series. For instance, did you know there were plans for a tv series based on the movie “Fargo” starring Edie Falco from “The Sopranos” as the sheriff? How about Kiefer Sutherland in a series based on the movie “L.A. Confidential”?
For those unfamiliar with what a “pilot” is, it is the first episode of a series done as a test to see if any networks are interested in purchasing it. I highly recommend checking out this rare oppurtunity to see these failed pilots. Some will suprise you they never made it to TV, others you will quickly realize why they didn’t make it:)