TV shows custom made for a coranavirus pandemic – Marin Independent Journal


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Barry Tompkins

I think I now know what I’m going to do when I grow up. I am going to be a creator of television shows.

I’m feeling pretty confident now based on my suggestions for new shows in last week’s column. The response from you, my loyal readers, ranged from tepid to “Hmm.” I take that as a vote of confidence.

It is to that end in this new age of television viewing, that I present a few suggestions I’m planning on running by the Hollywood poobahs who can greenlight an exciting new project.

Remember, there’s plenty of room now that we’re watching eight hours of TV per week more than we were pre-pandemic.

There may have been some shows that sound something like those I’m pitching here, but I think you’ll recognize a new spin that I think should grab audiences.

“Barcos.” A Mexican Chihuahua takes over a drug cartel and concocts a plan to sell it to Taco Bell in exchange for being the company spokesdog.

“Rescue 4-1-1.” Being unable to make a house call during the pandemic, firefighters Bobby Nash and Buck Buckley devise a plan to inform residents how to climb a tree and save a cat.

“Buffy the Vampire Sailor.” A possessed woman attempts to navigate treacherous waters in a rubber boat, while attempting not to puncture it with her teeth.

• “Tiger King The Sequel.”
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