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"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 17-24
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asta77 From: asta77 Date: April 17th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Your cut comment made me laugh, mostly because the very next chapter opens on Ty. I nearly read ahead but I'm trying to keep on the discussion pace.

After finishing the assigned reading ;), I had flipped the page to bookmark my place and "Ty" jumped out at me. But, like you, I was good and closed the book. :)

The "anecdotal fashion" in which the book is written, and which we are being (justifiably) critical of, while not a good style for subject matter, would seem to be a decent foundation for a TV series. A full season of stories could easily be pulled from what we are reading and the 42 minutes would provide time to flesh out the cases and the characters. (Though I'm still relying on SG to temper DEK's worse instincts.)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 17th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC) (Link Me)
(Though I'm still relying on SG to temper DEK's worse instincts.)

As an executive producer (and one with TWO full time careers elsewhere), though, is SG going to be all that present in the writers room? I think I am sort of relying on what the source material is grounded in (i.e. based on actualfax people) to be the crux of SG's contribution to the "keep DEK from going off the rails" campaign. ;) Then again, maybe DEK will do a good job of reigning in DEK all on his own; I mean, he has done a hospital show before (Chicago Hope) and was rather a good one. Most of his pre-Ally McBeal stuff, come to think of it, I liked better though I never watched any of it religiously. (And I realize I've seen a lot less of L.A. Law than I thought I had, it was just one of those ubiqiutous 80's shows that everyone yakked about constantly when I was young. ;) )

EDIT: You're right, though, about there being potential in the anecdotal nature of the writing for the show to add stronger characterizations and more depth to the storylines.
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