There's a show I want to write for. It's really cool, and moving, with a moral, thrills, great character, wow.
Unfortunately, I can't.
Not 'cause I'm up here in Montreal with only Canadian credits. Not because I haven't updated my specs. Not because it's all staffed up. Not because I don't know anyone on the show.
I can't write for this show because GOD DAMN IT THEY PULLED THE PLUG BEFORE IT AIRED.
Yes, I just saw the pilot. It is WAY better than possibly all other science fiction shows currently on the air. It has snappy dialog that attains Joss level at times. It has cool, convincing characters. It has situations you haven't seen before. It has weird science. But what's most cool is that it is all about a paradigm for global action that you can love whether you're red or blue -- ordinary people who are extraordinary in some way who are taking responsibility for fixing things that are broken, regardless of consequences, when the powers that be not only haven't asked them to, but would be pissed off at for trying.
And I know the moment John's talking about
... where they're all getting on the global frequency ... okay, I had tears in my eyes. Desperate Housewives
doesn't do that for me. Not even Lost
did that for me.
John and Warren ... keep it up, and you enter the pantheon.