LB: Erik Mountain Blows Me Away

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Just watched my DVR’d copy of last week’s PERSON OF INTEREST: DEAD RECKONING and enjoyed the hell out of it, as I enjoy all episodes of this show.

I mean, how could I not? It’s Batman if he were in the current/real world. No costume. No cave. Just attitude and badassery and computer hacking the way we all suspect it should be.

In other words, this time they got Bats Completely Right.

In this particular episode, however, I discovered something even more special than usual about its crunchy goodness.

It was written by PERSON OF INTEREST Story Editor Erik Mountain.

The same Erik Mountain who, just a few years ago, won the Grand Prize in the TVWriter™ 2006 Spec Scriptacular Contest for his spec BREAKING BAD, and whose name I’ve seen on – gotta count now, where the hell are my fingers? – 1, 2, 3, at least 4 different episodes.

Thanks for bringing so many people, including myself, so much pleasure, Erik dood. This is just the beginning for a Very Talented Guy.

Oh – almost forgot. Erik’s BREAKILNG BAD not only won the Spec Scriptacular, it also got him into the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop. Why not read a little interview with him about that?

Hey, it's Erik!
Hey, it’s Erik!

Read the PERSON OF INTEREST: DEAD RECKONING transcript.

Read a spoiler-laden synopsis.

Find out more about the Spec Scriptacular

LB & munchman: Top 10 TV & Interweb Series of 2012

We think you’re gonna be surprised by these picks:

1
NEIL’S PUPPET DREAMS
YouTube
“Well written, amazingly produced, the best of indie TV.” LB
neil's puppet dreams the restaurant

2
THE GUILD
YouTube
“Limited resources. Unlimited Creativity. Take a bow, Felicia Day.” LB
felicia day the guild

3
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
YouTube
“Wonderfully useless. Funny guys being as funny as they can be.” munchman
comedians in jerry seinfeld cars

4
PERSON OF INTEREST
CBS
“Batman without a costume & working for Alfred. What’s not to love?” munchman

Person-of-Interest

5
LUTHER
BBC
“The King of Badass.” LB & munchman
luther

Uh-oh, this, unfortunately, is as far as we could go and still sort of agree.

For #6, LB chose BBC’s INSPECTOR LEWIS (“The epitome of British bucolic mystery” according to LB), but munchman wanted to go with Fox’s FRINGE (“At last, a show that thinks the way I do, only more positive about its negativity,” is how munchman put it).

After that we just started shouting and waving our arms and threatening each other’s lives so, um, that’s it. TVWriter™’s short list of Top 10 series for 2012.

Seeya next year!

CBS Fall 2012 Premiere Dates

Honking press release:

CBS ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 PREMIERE DATES

Wednesday, Sept. 19

  • 8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (25th edition premiere)

Monday, Sept. 24

  • 8:00-8:30 PM How I Met Your Mother (8th season premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM Partners (Series Debut)
  • 9:00-9:30 PM 2 Broke Girls (2nd season premiere)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & Molly (3rd season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM Hawaii Five-0 (3rd season premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 25

  • 8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (10th season premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (4th season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM Vegas (Series Debut)

Wednesday, Sept. 26

  • 9:00-10:00 PM Criminal Minds (8th season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (13th season premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 27

  • 8:00-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory (6th season premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM Two and a Half Men (10th season premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Person Of Interest (2nd season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM Elementary (Series Debut)

Friday, Sept. 28

  • 8:00-9:00 PM CSI: NY (9thseason premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Made In Jersey (Series Debut)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM Blue Bloods (3rdseason premiere

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • 10:00-11:00 PM 48 Hours Mystery (26th season premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • 7:00-8:00 PM 60 Minutes (45th season premiere)
  • 8:00-9:00 PM THE Amazing Race (21st edition premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM THE Good Wife (4th season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM THE Mentalist (5thseason premiere)