Monday, February 04, 2008

My TV series idea

I almost feel like a scab coming up with this idea, what with Hollywood writers being on strike and all, but American networks are apparently snapping up Canadian shows. So here goes:

I'll call it "Hell's Snow Angels". It's a gritty drama about a gang of snowmobilers terrorizing a small Northern Ontario town called North Weasel, trying to get the corner on the illegal market in coffee and doughnuts. They ride from town to town on their souped-up Ski-doos, with their Hell's Snow Angels crests embroidered across the backs of their snowmobile suits, and park their trail hogs in long lines outside coffee shops, which might be a front for illegal activity. The cops keep a close eye on them, but very rarely actually catch them doing anything unlawful.

The Angels also congregate at trailside clubhouses, where they do God knows what.

One particular cell of the Angels has a matriarch of sorts, a tough cookie (cruller?) named Ma. She rules the roost, and what she tells her "boys" to do, gets done.

I obviously have some polishing and fine tuning to do before I actually script a pilot and make arrangements to shoot it. Any ideas are welcome, and keep your eyes right here for a casting call.

I'm thinking of including a gay character whose snowmobile helmet is painted leopard print, and call him Pussy or Kitty or Tiger, or something like that. For a dash of class, I might partner him up with a European fella.

Of course, we need a comic foil, which I'm contemplating making a mouthy chick and her paramour with a goofy name like Popcorn or Radish. They'll be in charge of clubhouse security, and totally mess things up by choosing a couple of yappy little rat dawgs to guard the property from polar bears, instead of vicious Samoyeds raised on raw meat.

For the hot romantic scenes, perhaps a couple with Mediterranean roots, who ride their snow hogs all around the world, with their two kids in tow. Their oldest -- probably a boy -- will be more sophisticated than the rest, trying to rise above the life of crime and terrorism. In contrast, his younger sister will be a bit of a handful.

Reality will be added by the single mother of a very bright little guy. She's struggling with some demons, and trying to break free of the snowmobile gang lifestyle to make a good life for herself and the kid.

Hey! This is almost writing itself. We're almost ready to roll, Mr. DeMille.

17 comments:

Maria said...

Awwwwwww are we supposed to be the "romantic couple"

I am loving that story line just not too much on-screen sex scenes cause I am a little shy. LOL

Newsguy Bob said...

I said romance, not sex scenes. Clean up your dirty mind! It's for network TV, not Cable!

Sheesh.

Besides, it's fiction. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental.

N@ Lauzon said...

FULL FRONTAL!

I also enjoy the irony of calling the gay character "Pussy". heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I like this idea. Have you storyboarded yet?

Maria said...

Well romance usually leads to sex in my book! lol Or are Europeans just "different" ????? LOL

Me? a dirty mind? whatcha talking 'bout Willis?

N@ is willing to go FULL FRONTAL, so it should already be pulled from the family channel.

Just don't ask me to refer to anyone as PUSSY during my lines because I can not guarantee that I will be able to utter those words with a straight face!

Newsguy Bob said...

Gawd! And you two think guys never grow up...

No storyboarding yet. I'm still fleshing out the story outline and back stories.

But you likey, yes?

Maria said...

yes... me likey and make sure to send the europeans on vacation to a very romantic destination!! lol
heh!

T said...

NGB, likey? Me luuurvvv it! Count me in! And P.S...I do my own stunts...

Misster Kitty said...

I prefer Big Kitty.
...and little Diddy

LMBOBO

Maria said...

LMAO @ Kitty...

Misster Kitty said...

For the record, I demand my own trailer on set...

Newsguy Bob said...

Geez, Diva attitude already. Who even said you're getting the part? There might be someone who's a better you than you.

Maria said...

yeah, like me! LOL

I don't need my own trailer just my own bed.

Misster Kitty said...

Um, Maria... you need a penis... (your OWN penis)

Newsguy Bob said...

*blushing*

Maria said...

Does hubby's P%$@s not count as MY own?? LOL

hee hee ha ha ho ho

Misster Kitty said...

NOPE

...it needs to be 100% yours... technically, as a married couple his is only 50% yours...

;-)

Misster Kitty said...

...and besides... if you can't say it (or type it)... it doesn't count at all. heh