Q. You've mentioned before that industry types are reading more originals in response to the increased serialization of shows that would otherwise be easy to spec. But would an industry type really throw out a good spec if it was only a few episodes out of sync with the show? For example The Office has been all over the place with who's dating who and where, rendering my wonderful spec useless week after week. Is Hollywood so uptight that no one would read my spec if I just wrote it and said "this episode takes place between such and such episode"?
has lots of back and forth about this on her blog. But a good spec is really about the voices and the template, not the details of who's dating whom. If you nail the show at one point in its season, they can suppose you can nail the show at another point in its season.
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