Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Whither 'Lost'?

Season finale is tonight. Of course, this is exciting for me, as I follow this show very closely, and not just because I'm writing a spec.

Some of you have wondered why on Earth I chose to spec Lost. There are two answers to this question.

  • I wanted to spec 'House' but my instructor writes for that show and discouraged me from writing it as it is a very difficult show to write (and I think he didn't want to be extra hard on me, since he has such vast knowledge of the show).
  • I refused to spec CSI, Law and Order or The O.C.

I know there are other shows I could have chosen, but I feel vindicated in my choice since I've been looking over the network pickups this fall. What do these shows have in common:
  • Fathom
  • Invasion
  • Supernatural
  • Threshold

They are all new hourlong dramas that deal with 'strange' or alien phenomena and appear to have an arc for an entire season. I don't know if any of them will hold on and make it, but my Lost spec might be interesting to writers of any of these shows.

I'm still writing a 'House' or some other procedural spec though. Gotta cover my bases.

1 comment:

Mr Steve said...

I've been torn about writing a Lost spec as well. Let me know how it goes.
Found your blog thanks to Artful Writer. Two books that I have found helpful are
Complete Book of Scriptwriting
by J. Michael Straczynski
Television Writing from the Inside Out: Your Channel to Success
by Larry Brody

but then I'm new to this whole thing so I'm definitely going to check out your recommendations.