TV Adaptations: Fall 2012 TV Pilots Part Two

In Part 2, we’re looking at new adaptation pilots from CW and NBC. The pilots are predominately dramas this year though NBC did have one comedy in their rotation. CW’s pilots are mainly fantasy and science fiction series starring young people, which is their bread and butter. Their source material is almost entirely literary with … Continue reading

TV Adaptations: Fall 2012 TV Pilots Part One

The 2012 fall TV pilot schedule has been released! There are some real gems on the list and a few that have made me scratch my head in confusion. This year there are quite a few foreign adaptations from the international marketplace, mainly Britain and Israel. There also the usual book to television adaptations which are … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- Revenge

Background Novel: Revenge is a modern day adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas. Premise: Emily Thorne, whose real name is Amanda Clarke, moves back to The Hamptons to avenge the death of her father David by destroying the people who caused the family’s downfall. Emily’s father was arrested and convicted for terrorism before … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- Foreign Language Adaptations

EDIT: This was supposed to go up Thursday but got held up. Apologies for the delay. As more and more people migrate around the world in search of jobs and opportunities, many different cultures come together and transform their surroundings. Globalization has hit every aspect of our lives…even television. For today’s “Television Thursdays” column, I … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- The Reincarnation of 90s TV Part 2

Continuing on from Part 1, I am listing the best of the 1990s television ripe for remake. Read on for my predictions. 7. Children’s Television (Non-Animated) Clarissa Explains It All was Melissa Joan Hart’s breakout role. The series revolves around young teenager Clarissa Darling, her parents, and her annoying younger brother Ferguson. Her best friend is … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- The Reincarnation of 90s TV Part 1

Today I’m veering away from looking at television case studies. Instead, I want to discuss the resurgence of 90s television in the public imagination. 1990s American TV had a lot to offer audiences, particularly in comedy. The 1990s were memorable in that more than ever before, TV defined a generation. No longer did TV sitcoms represent only … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- Once Upon a Time

Elegant WordArt Background Short Story: Once Upon a Time is a modern-day interpretation of Snow White, the medieval fairy tale which has countless variations all over Europe. The best known interpretation is the German version, written down by Brothers Grimm. Premise: Snow White’s kingdom has been placed under a terrible curse by the Evil Queen where they are … Continue reading