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The I give up meme

It's been a while (two a half three years), and I'm feeling fed up with never quite getting back to what passes for normal with me these days, so let's do this thing - let's play isurrendered again:

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.



If you haven't done this one before, it can be brain-eating and leave you pining for never-made (but strangely frequently cancelled) TV series. But it's fun and excellent for story ideas!

Crossposted from Dreamwidth -- Comments there: comment count unavailable

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swordznsorcery
Feb. 25th, 2017 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oh gods, I shall regret this probably (I still pine for the last one! Blasted BBC, cancelling it before they even made it...). But I surrender.
lost_spook
Feb. 25th, 2017 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yay! Prepare to walk the plank! (And good luck).

Modern day fantasy show: and then one day the dragons woke up and came out of their hiding places...

Edited at 2017-02-25 10:03 pm (UTC)
swordznsorcery
Feb. 26th, 2017 08:16 am (UTC)
Cool! *thinks thinky thoughts*

Step #1 - Do I go to HBO for funding, so there's big, CGI dragons, or do I go to the BBC, so they're either pipe-cleaners and cotton wool, or semi-animated on a BBC Micro? :D
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 09:31 am (UTC)
The BBC can do CGI these days! But if you don't crack the American market with S1 and make money for them, they'll cancel you straight out of the bat. Mind you, so would HBO or any other channel...
swordznsorcery
Feb. 26th, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
HBO is pretty good about that actually, as it's a subscription channel, so they've got the money whether you watch or not! Makes them more willing to let things "find an audience". Like the Beeb used to do, before the government made them get competitive.

Mind you, I reckon I could sink a series with the best of them. :D
beccadg
Feb. 25th, 2017 10:55 pm (UTC)
I surrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 10:15 am (UTC)
The Dark Lord of a fantasy realm has been defeated by the heroes - and fled to our world, where he hopes to live out a peaceful retirement. But it's never that simple, is it?

beccadg
Feb. 26th, 2017 04:03 pm (UTC)
Heh, I haven't even got a name for The Dark Lord yet, but I'm already feeling sorry for him.
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
*evil grin*
evelyn_b
Feb. 25th, 2017 11:08 pm (UTC)
Ok, ok. I surrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 09:51 am (UTC)
You get to amke your own Golden Age detective show! (Whether it's original, an adaptation, pastiche, or mash-up is up to you.)
evelyn_b
Feb. 27th, 2017 08:44 pm (UTC)
*gasp!*

I will do my best!
grondfic
Feb. 25th, 2017 11:28 pm (UTC)
I surrender
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 10:18 am (UTC)
A historical adventure series with derring do and travels and a mysterious map and maybe even treasure! Who knows?
shivver13
Feb. 26th, 2017 01:08 am (UTC)
This sounds fun! I surrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
SF series - a smallpioneer group of humans set off to colonise an (apparently empty) planet.
ragnarok_08
Feb. 26th, 2017 07:30 am (UTC)
I surrender!!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 12:38 pm (UTC)
A music company creates a new pop band - only one of the members has a secret power!
graycardinal
Feb. 26th, 2017 08:40 am (UTC)
I ran into a variant of this once upon a time, though not in quite this form. Nonetheless, and despite an ongoing schedule of total insanity...

...I surrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 12:40 pm (UTC)
A Shakespearean era murder mystery series!
sallymn
Feb. 26th, 2017 10:41 am (UTC)
I surrender (all the while going what am I doing???)
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 12:54 pm (UTC)
Well, that is the correct way to play, with fear and trembling and an inability to resist... ;-p

Team who investigate mysterious goings on in abandoned buildings and places (which have a power of their own). (For a bonus, they should be based in a building that's grown sentient, but is benign. Mostly.)
sallymn
Feb. 27th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
Eeep!

I can do that.

I think :)
calliopes_pen
Feb. 26th, 2017 12:22 pm (UTC)
I surrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 12:54 pm (UTC)
Victorian ghost hunters!
jaxomsride
Feb. 26th, 2017 03:28 pm (UTC)
I know I am going to regret this
Okay,Isurrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: I know I am going to regret this
Regency detectives!
jaxomsride
Feb. 27th, 2017 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: I know I am going to regret this
Whoo! I know exactly who I want as the detective, Richard E Grant.
weaselett
Feb. 26th, 2017 05:01 pm (UTC)
I surrender :)
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
A group of archaeologists uncover evidence of time travel - and possibly a portal. Complications and adventures ensue!
weaselett
Feb. 26th, 2017 09:03 pm (UTC)
OMG *cackles*
elen_nare
Feb. 26th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
I think I have told you this before, but you are a terrible, terrible influence on me :P Go on then, I surrender!

Edited at 2017-02-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 08:56 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'm proud to be a bad influence in that way! ;-p

And how about some sort of magical actual falling stars (or stardust) - and those that catch them now have new-found powers and a mission...
dimity_blue
Feb. 26th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
You reminded me that I still had the last one to do, so I've started it.

But I'll sign up for another.

ETA: Blast it. I mean, I surrender!

Edited at 2017-02-26 07:10 pm (UTC)
lost_spook
Feb. 26th, 2017 09:05 pm (UTC)
A detective (Victorian, Golden Age or modern, as you please) is hired by a very strange client - which leads the detective into becoming the no. 1 consulting detective for all supernatural and mystical beings in the country. There seem to be a lot of them...
katemacetak
Feb. 26th, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
This sounds fun! I surrender!
lost_spook
Feb. 27th, 2017 02:31 pm (UTC)
Our heroes are on a quest to retrieve a lost book - but the book has a mind of its own...
romanajo123
Feb. 27th, 2017 01:20 pm (UTC)
Might regret this but...
I surrender!

(seriously, this seems fun and a cool way to work on character/world building :P )
lost_spook
Feb. 27th, 2017 02:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Might regret this but...
It is, I think. And it's usually a lot of fun, too. :-)

There's a house somewhere in the middle of nowhere that acts as a gateway to multiple parallel universes - our heroes guard the gate and have adventuers (with a little help from the resident ghost).
romanajo123
Mar. 1st, 2017 12:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Might regret this but...
Oh I already know what to do with this one. :-)

(though it may not be *exactly* that prompt)
a_phoenixdragon
Feb. 28th, 2017 02:08 am (UTC)
OMG...this would make me nuts and eat up what little time I have with OBSESSION. *CACKLES*
lost_spook
Feb. 28th, 2017 09:08 am (UTC)
Absolutely, although it would be a good way to go! ;-)
lokifan
Mar. 4th, 2017 12:38 pm (UTC)
Can I still surrender?
lost_spook
Mar. 4th, 2017 08:24 pm (UTC)
You may! So put your hands up and try and do something with this - Edwardian girl finds she has magic powers & gets sent to palce on Yorkshire moors to learn more.
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