I'm blah about this.
sounds like it could be good, but the idea of it being a "shop"... I dunno.
I think it should be more of a wandering show, kind of a subverted Quantum Leap with Constantine punishing what went very, very wrong.
could be a lot of fun.
Beyond that... none of them sound interesting. Mixing ****ty shows together for inspiration doesn't make me get excited. Sorry, but 24, Smallville, Lost, the OC, these are shows I can't ****ing stand.
The Sopranos is amazing, and only makes me realise how stupid Kingpin would be.
The Planetary pitch is amusing as it's just, "film the comic" which means Planetary is just 1 season long. What surprises me is that they didn't pitch Planetary as "The X-Files meets Crusade".
Crusade is a science-fiction archaeology show searching for lost technology and (would've) dealt with vast secret conspiracies involving alien technology millions of years old.
The X-Files was all about a hidden alien conspiracy within the government, about people who kept wondrous technology to themselves, encountering a strange and dark world on a weekly basis, and at the same time, it played with genre a lot.
So, Planetary is "The X-Files meets Crusade".
Not that it makes it bad, y'know. I'm just pointing out that they don't seem to have thought about the Planetary "pitch".
That said, I get what they're saying. It's a nice idea.
I'll have a go in a moment.