Sunday, February 16, 2014

Athletes in Sochi Olympics vs. the abilities of television writers.

I have to admit that as a casual (hardcore) sports enthusiast I have found myself watching the winter olympics on television a lot more than I originally thought I would.

So many good performances, so many exciting events that I've seen already. So many things still to come.

Anyway, for quite some time I have thought about this one little question: how good are television writers compared to professional athletes?

How good are these Lena Dunhams and Chuck Lorres compared to Jevgeni Malkins and Shaun Whites? Are they better or worse?

Now, this is just my opinion, but these athletes are like billion times better compared to most television writers.

They come from a different planet when it comes to abilities. They are so much better that it almost makes me want to become an athlete again.

Like for example figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, who does quad jumps and triple axels. Jumps that I myself would never ever be able to pull off.

How can anyone be able to do stuff like that? It's almost impossible. Yet, he's able to do it:

Awesome stuff. Totally awesome. He's that good.

Can you name a writer who is as good as he is as a figure skater? I'm pretty sure you can't.

For me it's pretty simple. I'm supposed to be as good as they are. If I can't do 'quads' - or at least 'triples' as a writer, what's the point in writing scripts?

If only people in the business would see it this way too. Perhaps then we might get better tv shows. We can do so much better.

Less dick jokes, more quad jumps.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stay classy, Chuck Lorre (watched an episode of "Mom").

I just managed to watch Mom - S01E16.

What an episode!

The (un)story begins when our 'likable' main character is bullied by a good looking firefighter at the restaurant.

Repeat after me: "Kick him in the balls".

Instead, she falls for him and they start doing it.


What happens next?

It turns out that the firefighter is a drug addict.


No problemo. Our 'likable' main character doesn't really have an issue with this.


They do it again.


In act two it's revealed that he's not only a drug addict..

..but he also drives the fire truck regularly under the influence of alcohol.

What does our 'likable' main character do about it?

We all know the answer. She has to end the relationship...

For the love of god she has to..

Then she sees again that the fireman has a penis.

They start doing it again.

End credits.

Guess who wrote this masterpiece?

The Emmy legend Chuck Lorre (zero wins).

Stay classy, Chuck. Stay classy.