Guess what? I made a web series. Well, kind of. So far there is one pilot episode that can you go watch right now. It's called 2 Redheads and I wrote and co-star in it. It follows two friends and roommates that, after an unfortunate close encounter with a bolt of lightning, develop superpowers. It's got jokes, special effects and I really hope you like it. So please, give it watch, will you? Head on over to watch2redheads.com and view it on our homepage.Read More
I've been reviewing all of this fall season's new TV shows over at Time Out Chicago. There will still be a few more to come in the next few weeks including the new CW shows and Fox's Almost Human, which premieres in November. You can find all these reviews over at timeoutchicago.com. Enjoy and happy new TV season!
Since the fun hang-out comedy Happy Endings was canceled last TV season, I figured I'd throw up the spec script I wrote for the show since it's no longer useful in the biz. It's probably not the best spec ever since it's the first I ever completed, but I must say, I'm pretty proud of the Brad/Jane subway story as it makes me giggle and is basically an amalgamation of the best CTA horror stories my friends and I have encountered (it probably shows a little too much that those two characters were my favorites).
So please, feel free to read it. I'd love to hear any thoughts about what you think is good or what could've been better as I'm still developing these skills. As always, if you want to read my other specs (I currently have two pilots), just let me know and I'll share them with you in exchange for feedback.
Here it is, folks: Happy Endings - Cabin Fever
Over at RogerEbert.com you can find a piece I wrote about the launch of FXX and the expansion of the FX brand. I'm very excited about writing for the site and was extremely pleased to have the opportunity to talk to FX CEO John Landgraf for the piece.
I've been doing a bit more writing over at Time Out Chicago (as well as putting some work in on the magazine's recent website upgrade). Here's a list of what I've been up to:
- I chatted with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg about their new movie Paul. Super nice fellas.
- Spoke with actor Bret Harrison about his new show Breaking In.
- Discussed the future of Chuck with executive producer Chris Fedak at Chicago's C2E2 Comic Convention.
- Reviewed the films Drive Angry 3D and happythankyoumoreplease and the first six episodes of Games of Thrones.
Fun stuff! I'll try to be better about posting this stuff a little closer to when it's actually published online.
I'm not going to waste your time making up explanations for why it's been a ridiculous amount of months since I've blogged here. For now, I will just provide you some links to what I've been doing lately and promise to try to return on a more regular basis:
- I covered this year's San Diego Comic-Con at Time Out Chicago's blog. It was super big fun and I am counting the days until next year.
- I sat down and chatted with my new nerd crush Edgar Wright and his latest leading man, Michael Cera to chat about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I love this movie to pieces and it breaks my heart that it's lost out at the box office to more derivative fare.
- And, as always, you can check out my daily TV blog posts to see "What's on TV Tonight." I should be doing some coverage of fall's new and upcoming shows.
So yeah, that's what's been up lately. Plus, I'm currently toying with the idea of transferring one of the projects I finished up during ScriptFrenzy into a web series. If that ends up happening, I can pretty much guarantee I'll be here non-stop boring you to tears about it. In order to get to that point, though, I have to finish tweaking the script: baby steps.
The show airs at 9:30pm/Central tonight on Current. It will also be up on Current.com tonight and should be up on iTunes and Hulu some time this weekend. I'll be appearing in the review segment on A Christmas Carol, which I liked but had some problems with.