Friday, December 02, 2005

Awash in confusion in TVLand

So with Seth and Summer in Providence next season, and Ryan and Marissa apparently at Berkeley, what will The O.C. do? Will we get parallel storylines? Or will they reveal a la Buffy that there's been a university in their immediate vicinity all along, and everyone will go there? And will all these rich, beautiful people who live in a perfect climate suddenly realize that they're rich, beautiful people who live in a perfect climate and finally stop moaning over their trivial neuroses?

Maddening, maddening questions ...

I think all the TV shows I watch should exist in the same universe, and every episode should be a crossover episode. So Jed Bartlet would be everyone's president; Gil Grissom would have been on hand to examine the crime scene when Trey was shot; when Trey comes out of his coma he gets sent to prison at Oz and becomes Schillinger's bitch; Josh Lyman visits relatives in Star's Hollow and hooks up with Lorelei; Rory ends up getting a job at the White House, as she meets their two principal job requirements, which are having a photographic memory and the ability to talk really fast; anytime anyone dies, the funeral arrangements are handled by Fischer & Diaz; and at some point or another everyone gets saved from vampires by Buffy.

That's all I ask. If I were king of TV, that's how it would work ... that, and I'd make reality TV lethal -- anybody "voted off" would be tossed in a pit with lions. Now that's reality television I'd watch ...

5 comments:

alex said...

this is the best television idea ever.

it's the opposite of reality tv - combine all the little niches of TV land into one larger fictional society.


i'd watch it.

Clarence (Jer) said...

One of this year's Doctor Who plots featured a far future with apparently "lethal" reality TV. Big Brother contestants were "vaporised" on leaving the house and Anne Robinson had been replaced on The Weakest Link by an "Anne Droid" out of whose mouth would emerge a blaster..."you are the weakest link!" Zap. That's what happens when the Daleks (read "Rupert Murdoch") are controlling your media. Fun, fun.

star*mora said...

i heart 6ft under and the demise of nate!

btw sinead says hello and all of those kinda greetings

can't believe it dm in yyz and yul and i couldn't see them...first time missed since 86! just wrong tvman

andrew said...

there was a salon.com piece on this very idea a little while ago, if characters were aware of other characters, but my information retrieval skills failed and i couldnt find it... it is an idea that should be used more often though. i mean survivor allstar was a big hit right, though not really the same thing... anywho, more importantly, you watch the OC? teehehe. but apparently i watch survivor (or 'survivors' as my mom says in that goofy way old people always mess up things, like bush and 'the internets') so what are you gonna do...

Melissa said...

I am no longer embarassed that I am obsessed with the OC. My favorite shows have all gone - Sex and the City, Frasier, Queer as Folk, Friends....all my guilty pleasures. I have turned to the OC to fill the void, and have discovered, through your blog, that i need not be a closet fan.
So one final question. Seth and Summer or Ryan and Marissa?