Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Sandberg, Andre Braugher, and Terry Crews is a brilliant and absurd comedy with heart. Created by veteran comedy writers Michael Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation, and Daniel J. Goor, a writer on Parks and Rec, this show is now in its third season on Fox. The writing on the show is solid, with incredible story lines that show off the absurdity in the characters, keeping things fun and funny, while never making light of the crimes they solve.
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We get to review the eleven season comedy juggernaut Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This show, even after all these years, is still going strong.Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day are the insane geniuses behind this "Seinfeld on Crack" style show. Also featuring Kaitlin Olsen, and Danny DeVito. In this episode of Script vs Screen we go through some minor changes we found in the script, mostly due to allowing the actors room to breathe and improvise within the lines on the script. The four main actors have such great chemistry, it is no wonder the comedy just explodes on stage. When Danny DeVito joined the cast in the second season it was like adding more gasoline to an already roaring comedy fire.
Fox's fantasy drama Lucifer centers on the titular character's recent "vacation" to Los Angeles. The show joins the spate of dramas that involve a special character teaming up with law enforcement to help solve crimes. Think Castle, Minority Report, Sherlock Holmes, Limitless, Bones, Forever, Elementary, and Sleepy Hollow. The police procedural is a comfortable format on television today, and Lucifer (Tom Ellis) offers the potential to be one of the most interesting of these quirky characters to team up with LAPD, and help detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).
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As it is the case with our third episode we take a look back at a retro show, and we are delighted to take a look at the Fox Network juggernaut show Married with Children. It helped make stars out of Ed O'Neil, Katey Sagal, and Christina Applegate. Looking back it is almost hard to believe a show about a dysfunctional white trash family became so popular. But with such a strong cast, and a really lowest common denominator type of humor - jokes that included light misogyny, fat-shaming, and slutty blond references. Incredibly, it all worked into a fun, highly popular show.
Angel from Hell is a high concept comedy starring Jane Lynch as the titular character. Jane Lynch stars as Amy, a down on her luck Guardian Angel, who is somewhat desperate to have her earthly assignment, Allison (Maggie Lawson) accept her help and guidance. Dr. Allison Fuller is skeptical, but willing to befriend Amy, despite partially believing that her, "guardian angel" is probably just a crazy person.
We start seasons 3 of Script vs Screen with Fox's Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life. A cast of relative newcomers, with the Hangover's Justin Bartha and Battle Creek's Lisa Lapira. It's a Ferris Bueller meets Parker Lewis Can't Lose with a touch of over-the-top Workaholics/Hangover like antics. All directed to a Millenial demographic all trying to survive their 20's.
Thank you to all our fans, listeners and supports of the podcast. We take a little time to talk about some things regarding the upcoming season we are working on.
We are ending Season Two of Script Vs Screen with an incredibly well written script and an amazingly produced final produce: Game of Thrones. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff took George R.R. Martin's epic novels and translated them so incredibly well, we can only say if you can get your hands on the script you will enjoy reading it. And, for casual fans, with the new season coming to HBO in April it would be worth revisiting past seasons.
Script vs. Screen just wanted to wish you all a Happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.
NBC hit a bullseye with their new show Blindspot, the story about a woman is discovered naked in a duffel bag in Times Square with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. She is the key to uncovering the mystery as her entire body is covered in cryptic tattoos that turn out to be leads to crimes about to occur. It's like Christopher Nolan's Memento meets Minority Report, or Prison Break with a woman.