Sunday, November 11, 2007

Darin Morgan

Here's a nice story about my favourite TV writer, the brilliant Darin Morgan. I love Darin's work on The X-Files episodes, 'Humbug', 'Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose', 'War of the Coprophages', and 'Jose Chung's From Outer Space'. I really think he should start his own TV series or do a movie! From Uninflected Images Juxtaposed:
Morgan's writing style is severely unique, packed full of literary references, bizarre, memorable characters and quirky humour - yet always a poignant study on the human condition. More often than not, they end on the very depressing yet consistent theme of loneliness. Anything but typical episodes.

They really only worked because they were juxtaposed against what viewers had come to know and expect. And episodes like that can only succeed every now and then, not all the time. If your goal is to land a staff series job, you need to first prove you can 'write the show' before you un-write it.

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