What Writers Can Learn from Saving Hope (Part I)

Kathy Fuller is a hell of a writer.  She’s the best-selling author of over twenty novels and novellas, in addition to several published articles. Her publishers include Tyndale, Avalon, Adams Media, and Thomas Nelson.  TVWriter™ is proud to present her here and hopes she forgives us for just plain being us and graces the site with her presence again and again. (Well, until she finishes this 3-part series for sure.)

by Kathy Fuller

This summer NBC picked up the Canadian show Saving Hope and shoved it into its Thursday night line-up. Remember when Thursdays used to be must watch TV on NBC? Me either. I’ve had my fill of hospital dramas, but I tuned in for one reason: Michael Shanks. However, my love admiration of Shanks only goes so far. Saving Hope is riddled with basic writing errors—and don’t get me started on the ridiculous overuse of lens flares. read article

Ken Levine on THE NEWSROOM

Our favorite comedy writer who writes about comedy writing and who has no idea TVWriter™ or Larry Brody or any of us here exist proves his genius by actually “getting” THE NEWSROOM.

We think.

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THE NEWSROOM: A Minority Report

by Larry Brody

Once upon a time there was a new series called THE NEWSROOM. Its reviews were so terrible that even I had trouble making myself watch it.

All the BigMedia critics panned it. read article

munchman: Things You Didn’t Know About Larry Brody

  1. The first producer to ask LB to pitch him is still in orbit.
  2. In 1976, a William Morris agent turned LB down. The agency is still waiting for all his body parts to turn up.
  3. LB won’t read your damn script because he’s already written it.
  4. God calls LB for notes. And LB’s plenty pissed off because He’s not implementing them.

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Anil Sees BRAVE

Another mighty review from TVWriter™’s veteran Saskatoon correspondent, Anil Sthankiya.

Wait, did we say “veteran?” Producers, agents, no, don’t get the wrong idea, please. He’s young, he’s still young and vibrant and silly and immature and all that important stuff…oh, and he’s moved to L.A. Did we tell you he lives in L.A.?

Now, what we doing? Oh, right: read article