#1
Episode of black mirror: "Who Else Hates to Fly?". Its the near future. Hyper-capitalism rules the world thanks to some technology or other. Main character, a sweaty insurance salesman in a bad suit is on a flight, squeezed into a seat with his briefcase on his lap. He browses through the plane menu. "Crackers, $10. Nip of whiskey... $50. Shot of heroin, $200. Oxygen masks $150,000. Bathroom $95 for 2 visits, 500 seconds each." Suddenly he gets a text message. It's his wife... she is furious. He flips back to an earlier page and there it is... Text messages.. $175. The salesman groans. Beep, it's another message from the wife. She found out about his embarrassing pornography collection. Beep. Actually their 7 year old son found the collection. Beep, she knows about the "massage parlor". He is sweating horribly. Beep, she is taking the car and the dog. Beep, you never satisfied me. The episode just goes on like this until he has lost like $12,000 and he gets extradited back to his zone for not having any money
#2
A game show where 6 athletes compete against each other and the clock to collect and dispose of the radioactive material released in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
#3
a television adaptation of a childrens comic book, but Very Serious so you know it's for intellectually mature adults
#4
a childrens cartoon from the 80s, but Very Gay so you know it's for intellectually mature adults
#5
what if archie comics were a soap opera, for intellectually mature adults,
#6
sherlock holmes, but with a complex modern twist only Extreme Genius adults could possibly understand. the twist is that it is Very Serious and Very Gay.
#7
generic fantasy but with a rape scene every 5 minutes, because our cultured viewers demand sophisticated content
#8
the zany adventures of just your average relatable 20somethings in new york who have fabulous apartments yet never do any work. this one might be too high brow?
#9
a speculative look at the near future, but get this: the future is bad. have i blown your mind? you're welcome
#10
i didnt mean bad ideas
#11
edit: nope

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#12
Remake of Blackadder written by Joss Whedon
#13
it's like the fireplace simulator that netflicks puts on for the holidays but its just a dashcam of an uneventful rush hour traffic jam
#14
has anyone done a live-action cowboys but in outer space tv show yet
#15
A bunch of kids in the mid-1980s discover a wormhole that leads directly to 1990, where their families gratefully take them back in without asking too many questions about where they were for a few years and why they haven't grown. Original score by Guru Josh
#16

shriekingviolet posted:

what if archie comics were a soap opera, for intellectually mature adults,



i watch the archie soap opera religiously and i can guarantee the show is written for brasilian teenagers who obsessively post the same photos of its stars on instagram over and over again

#17
cop show except with funny cops / internally conflicted cops / well-meaning yokel cops / honor-bound cops / scientist cops / black cops / literally anything except cops circling the same blocks to write traffic tickets
#18
the adventures of young stalin and its just him robbing banks and smooching girls and reading theory
#19
a documentary series by the metro art museum about american architecture, but its just several hours of tut-tutting at pf changs and the cheesecake factory
#20
i sit in a tall chair and give people tasks to do for small amounts of cash. The tasks are written for me by writers on cards but I just tell the people to do whatever I want instead and the people at home watching laugh at it so they can't stop me. Five episodes in i reach under the chair and hit a switch. A large balloon inflates under my chair and i begin to float toward the ceiling. Men with headsets come after me with hooked poles but I drift away from them by thrashing my arms from side to side. Finding a rafter, I push hard, and crash through the ceiling, then the roof. The camera follows me up above the clouds as the setting sun illuminates my face, brilliant and golden, pacific and serene. "Low Rider" is playing
#21
#22
tv show features a robotic arm, that reaches out and turns your tv off. go read a book
#23
weaponized checkers
#24
a show about cops. the twist is they're the protagonists
#25
History's most notorious cannibals - Dahmer, that craigslist one, the soccer team from Alive - get sent back in time to Castile, 1488 AD, with instructions to eat Christopher Columbus if they wish to return to the future
#26
thats p good if you read it in that 70's movie trailer guy voice
#27
#28
it’s always funny to watch Bush when he was trying to act like he personally gave a shit about right-wing religious crap... he literally got a bunch of people killed over it and he still couldn’t convince that mob he was into it in the end

imo Reagan got re-elected, Bush didn’t, Dole lost, Bush’s kid won twice, and McCain and Romney never had a chance for pretty much the same reasons: it came down to who among them successfully exploited the militia movement types, not the 4chan performative nerd sliver or its equivalent, but the folks actually stockpiling ammo and waiting around for the Turner Diaries to happen, the Oathkeeper set who beat up Meme Kid at that rally a while back

my guess is that was the story in 2016 as well, at least to the degree that it wasn’t just about how voters in general disliked Clinton and Republicans could have been mobilized to vote for a can of flat soda if it ran against her... of course the U.S. news press are idiots and couldn’t believe they failed to predict the outcome, they went with the Clinton P.R. theory that Online somehow elected Trump. But the “middle-class” Republican base that delivered those votes is a lot closer to, and has a lot more in common with, the Oathkeepers than they do with the relatively tiny numbers of Meme Kid. They’re married grumpy wanna-be homesteaders instead of young, re-virgined pseudo-death-cultists
#29
I challenge anyone to come up with a worse idea for a TV show than all of that crap
#30
I don't know why I posted again. Um, uh... maybe make Left Behind a TV series in the hat trick for failed franchise reboots.
#31
I have one really great idea for a show. 52 episodes and each episode covers a century of world history. So does anyone know some world history
#32

swampman posted:

I have one really great idea for a show. 52 episodes and each episode covers a century of world history. So does anyone know some world history


wars

#33

Parenti posted:

swampman posted:

I have one really great idea for a show. 52 episodes and each episode covers a century of world history. So does anyone know some world history

wars




a show about wars. wars: the show.

each episode is about a war.

#34

swampman posted:

I have one really great idea for a show. 52 episodes and each episode covers a century of world history. So does anyone know some world history


episode #1: a bulbous silvery disk enters the atmosphere

#35
An Aaron Sorkin politics thriller set in the near future, after everyone in the world has contracted a strange brain virus that causes them to sneeze every 10-12 seconds whenever they are awake
#36
the shitting wives club, which is a sitcom centred around a support group for men whose wives keep shitting htemselves and not cleaning it up
#37

littlegreenpills posted:

the shitting wives club, which is a sitcom centred around a support group for men whose wives keep shitting htemselves and not cleaning it up


The Sex and the Shitty

#38
Rapper President
#39
You have like a guy sitting in a chair in front of a webcam and he plays video games while talking to the camera like it's his friend. and some episodes it's a hot girl instead
#40
a star trek spinoff but focusing on a bunch of completely inconsequential low ranking crewmen who get pushed around and shit on and are constantly at each others throats