Link: So you want to write a TV show?

From Simon Houpt of The Globe & Mail:

So you want to write a TV show
Seven people in an east-end Toronto conference room are trying to figure out whether they can terrorize a child.

“See what the context is,” one says.

“If we saved a bunch of people’s lives, we could traumatize the kid.”

They’re not sadists, they just write for TV, and right now they’re working up an episode of Bravo’s acclaimed cop show 19-2, trying to settle on a storyline that will offer the most compelling possibilities for drama. Continue reading.