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09 August 2013 @ 05:15 pm
the more things change  
Once again, Linda Holmes writes a paragraph that might as well have been written for me:

"Right now, people seem to be into robots and vampires and time-traveling, but very often, those things cross over with staples of TV: Cops. Government agents. Doctors. Families. Dark conspiracies."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/08/02/208252340/rushing-the-revolution-television-is-disrupted-sort-of

With one caveat: I feel like, actually, families in these sorts of shows are in pretty short supply. But I have been known to rant at my friends (sorry, friends) about the "just add cops" school of speculative/SF television. I want, like, a robot/human version of The Odd Couple, or a time-travel dramedy where the teenage daughter winds up traveling into bits of her family's past when she's under emotional stress. I generally don't care at all about dark conspiracies, and I'm tired of government agents. And I wish we could get some recurring supernatural creatures that aren't vampires or werewolves or zombies...
 
 
 
Enlevéenleve on August 12th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
Yes, I'd like more variety in the sf television type of stories. Robot Odd Couple would be amusing.

Have you seen any episodes of Being Erica? It's the first show I've seen where a character time travels for the purpose of therapy. It's a Canadian TV show, made by the CBC, and recently finished, however it has been licensed for spinoff versions in other countries.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on August 12th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen that - but it sounds interesting; I'll have to keep an eye out for it!