I mean the new ITV show starring Nigel Harman which is airing shortly.
I really, really want to like this show. It should have everything I've been bleating on about to the point of annoyance in previous posts. High concept action packed drama.
A gang of freelance spies getting involved in International high jinks.
What's not to like?
Okay I have a couple of reservations. No disrespect to Nigel Harman but I can't help thinking Ross Kemp. Another EastEnder lured to ITV for inappropriate vehicles.
And Mersey TV aren't exactly known for high concept, action packed dramas.
But that aside, and the leaked memo expressing disappointment from the controller of ITV and my agent telling me the advance screening was met with general indifference, I really, really want to like this show.
I want, need and crave to the point of addiction something that makes we want to sit down and watch. Especially on ITV because I've long since ceased to cast an eye over their listings when skimming the Radio Times.
If the pilot gets decent ratings they hope to spin a series. Please God make it watchable. Don't make it the usual 'five pages' of navel gazing angst just when you need someone to burst in with a gun.
Please God, don't make it someone bursting in with a gun just when you need five pages of navel gazing angst.
In other words, please God, make it good.
You see, the problem is, that if this pilot goes belly up, the way the industry works is that from then on, every time you go in to pitch your high concept action packed drama the powers that be will suck their teeth and say ' Hmmmm, The Outsiders?'
Personally I'm ignoring the negative word. I really, really want to like this show. Have I said that already?
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