Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Screeners Are Coming, The Screeners Are Coming!

In short, squee. I love pickup season.

8 comments:

Nathan said...

Yeah!

Marc said...

Any insight into ABC's pickups, beyond the news in the trades, Travis?

Anonymous said...

This probably isn't one of the screeners you were referring to, but have you had a chance to watch Fox's new pilot Glee yet?

Travis Yanan said...

@Marc

I've heard Eastwick is a go... though it's unconfirmed.

@Anonymous

I've seen two versions. I saw a 54 minute rough cut which I ADORED, and just this Monday I went to the premiere screening in Santa Monica of the airing version, which is about 44 minutes. They had to cut out a lot, including a very fun and flashy opening bit that really got me in the mood the first time. I still has lots of magic, but I hate that they had to cut some things for time. It's a little choppier than it was before, and the transition devices (a cheerleader jumping, Jane Lynch's character doing a one-liner on a megaphone, etc) are a little distracting. Regardless, the people who stick around until the final few minutes when the kids are singing "Don't Stop Believin'" really have no choice but to fall head over heels in love with Glee.

Anonymous said...

Travis,

Did Forgotten turn out much better than the script? - this one is supposed to now be the main front runner at ABC.

Travis Yanan said...

@Anonymous 3:10

I have it, but haven't watched it yet (am in a hardcore writing more, was taking a break with a friend and watched L&F). I've heard similar things, that it's being strongly considered. Will be watching at some point over the weekend and will post a review.

Anonymous said...

Travis,

If Forgotten did turn out much better, I bet it's to do with the cast chemistry - Rupert Penry-Jones and Reiko Aylesworth are extremely strong performers, and I am imagine they made great leads in this.

Anon 3:10

Anonymous said...

Thanks much for the Glee pilot review. I am so psyched for this show but terrified to bits and pieces that it's on Fox and will get yanked before it's had a fair chance. I'm sorry they cut stuff out of the pilot but maybe it's a good thing. Too much fun and flash could turn off some viewers and make it harder to catch on among the general public...overly quirky just doesn't go well with audiences, it seems.