the cw

The Game (The CW/BET)


Recently, I sat down and watched all nine seasons of this show (and now I’m offloading this post. Feel free to ignore it, it’s mostly for my own benefit, lol). 

The first thing I thought was:

Ah, back when there were black people on The CW!

It’s true, though. The CW literally whitewashed itself. 

Anyway, onto the plot:

While their men try to hone their gridiron talents on the field, the wives and girlfriends of pro football players sharpen their own skills behind the scenes when it comes to the power plays they have to use to get their guys the best agents, the best endorsements, the best merchandising deals — even the “in” charity. And then there’s the groupies around every corner, and the oh-so-helpful “image consultants” ready and eager to perform a makeover for any player in trouble

The show is more or less what the summary says with the addition of a whole host of stereotypes. However, the first three seasons were relatively funny. I think my favourite thing was Rick Fox playing himself. The main issue I had was with Melanie, the show’s main character for the first five seasons. She moves to San Diego over going to medical school at John Hopkins and doesn’t hesitate to let anyone else know (earning the name ‘Med School’). She’s dating Derwin Davis, the church-going, innocent rookie that’s just joined the fictional San Diego Sabers. She’s rude, judgemental and extremely annoying. Why is there always a lack of reasonable, relatable female characters on TV? They’re either a hot mess or overachievers. And annoying

I need a sort of lukewarm mess that has a unique outlook on life that I can relate to. Is that so hard?

Well, then again, maybe I should stop relating to fictional characters? That might be a plan. 

After some back and forth, Derwin ends up cheating on her with Drew Sidora and everything spirals from there. They break up and get back together. They break up and get back together. They get engaged and break that too. Rinse. Repeat. I’m sure the fans loved them but I was over it after the second season. Skip along to the third season and Derwin’s ex-girlfriend is pregnant. It only got worse from there. 

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omfg, we’re shadows, part one! (aka my mock supernatural drama)


I’m all about equal opportunity, so I’m ‘mocking’ the supernatural genre as a whole and not the show.

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snarkview: 90210 (in which Liam Court was my brother from another mother and then he wasn’t).


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Well, my opening statement definitely has to be: 90210 is one of the dumbest shows I have ever seen. So, so, so very dumb. It was like watching aliens masquerading as pretty people for five seasons. The show is supposedly set on Earth, but you just have to wonder if the characters are living in a reality where the laws of logic simply don’t apply.

This show (and actually the entire franchise) is, as Google can attest, not very diverse. The CW casting policy appears to be vanilla ice cream with chocolate sprinkles.

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CW-esque teen drama finale


WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE’S THE REALLY BAD FINALE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REST OF THE SHOW. I’m also writing a mock CW supernatural/vampire drama now. Clearly the CW is inspirational.

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CW-esque teen drama – episode 5


And this is the point where the non-existent plot goes from slightly to iffy to downright ridic.

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CW-esque teen drama, episode 3


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I think the one good thing to come out of this is that I’m learning how to write scripts. 
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CW-esque teen drama, episode 2


I now have a title card, tagline and a made up production company. And possibly way too much time on my hands. (more…)

I’ve decided to write my own CW-esque teen drama


Or something like it. I will remember you all when I make it big. So far, there’s no plot but that’s only secondary here. Everyone knows that you don’t need any plot.

Here’s my first episode!


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Let’s hear it for…Supernatural’s villains…


So I came across this:

It’s good to be bad — but what if your Big Bads aren’t quite the best? This past season, The CW’s trio of comic book series introduced villains meant to be worthy opponents for their respective superheroes. But Arrow‘s Damien Darhk, The Flash‘s Zoom and Legends of Tomorrow‘s Vandal Savage all failed to stick the…

via Do The CW’s Superhero Shows Have a Big, Bad Villain Problem? — TVLine

This isn’t an attack on the writer or anything, but I clicked on this article because I was curious and the premise was about The CW’s SUPERHERO shows, as in DC Comics etc. So imagine my surprise and disgust* when I got near to the end of the article and saw this:

Supernatural has had its share of Big Bad misses (Leviathans, anyone?), yet 11 seasons in, it is still thriving creatively.

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