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TV Show Description - aka ScriptFrenzy!!!

With great thanks to the lovely and talented seren_ccd  for the prompting meme in her LJ, I give you the storyline, cast and characters of the script(s) I'll be writing during the month of April.
 

 

 A Life Less Ordinary


 

For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. She turned her back on her youthful fancies and focused on her career. But now, at the age of 45, she's questioning her choices and feeling more and more disconnected from her own life. When she's passed over for promotion and her much younger new boss implies Manny's life will never change, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, she's quit her job, sold her house and cashed in her pension, and she's leaving town on a six month road trip.


 

After placing a personal ad for a travelling companion, she's joined in her mid-life crisis by Zeke Powell, the cynical, satirical, most-read – and most controversial – blogger for the e-magazine, What Women Want. Zeke's true goal is to expose Manny's journey as a pitiful and desperate attempt to reclaim her lost youth – and increase his readership at the same time. Leaving it all behind for six months is just an added bonus.


 

Now, armed with a hatful of destinations, a fistful of guidebooks, and a rich fantasy life, Manny's on a quest to rediscover herself – and taking Zeke along for the ride.


 

Cast of Characters:


 

    Rose “Manny” Mankowski (Megan Follows) – After fifteen years of middle management and following the rules, Manny suddenly throws off the shackles of her life and embraces her mid-life crisis.


 

       Zeke Powell (Karl Urban) – Zeke intends to use Manny's personal journal to get more fodder for his blog – but he may not be prepared for what he discovers about himself.


 

    Perfect Fantasy Man (Esai Morales) – Every woman needs a healthy fantasy life to help her get through the day (and sometimes the night). The only problem is that the Perfect Fantasy Man sometimes seems more real to Manny than the people she meets.


 

       Rebecca Hayworth (Gillian Anderson) – Manny's best friend, she's worried Manny may have simply lost her mind.


 

          Daisy Mankowski (Meg Ryan) – Manny's sister, she shares Rebecca's concerns, but along with Rebecca, Daisy keeps the home fires burning while Manny's off finding herself. And occasionally sends bail money.


 

        Leah Huxley (Michaela Conlin) – The owner and editor-in-chief of What Women Want, she believes the series of blogs Zeke will write during the six-month road trip will finally put her e-magazine into the big leagues.


 

     T.J. Huxley (Kevin Bacon) – Leah's husband and Zeke's best friend, he's got a bad feeling about all of this...


 

Tune in to watch this thirteen week comedy-drama mini-series!
 


(PS - sorry about the quality of the pictures; I'm just glad I could still figure out how to get them into a post!!  :D ).

ScriptFrenzy starts in 1 hour; 35 minutes...WHOOOOO!!!

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seren_ccd
Apr. 1st, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh! This is amazing! Oh, wow! Megan Follows is perfect as Manny and Karl as Zeke? Ooh, let him keep his New Zealand accent! And they're on a road trip? Eeeeee! Hearts in my EYES!

I'm so in love with this, it sounds so much fun! Good luck!! :D
shirleyann66
Apr. 1st, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! And oh, yeah, Zeke is going to have a New Zealand accent (*drool*). When you put Megan Follows on the list, everything just fell into place for Manny and the others just followed. I have the 13 episodes sorta/kinda mapped out - and I'm so excited to start writing on it today.

*bounces*
vespertinesoul
Aug. 25th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
So this is something you wrote?

If it is, that is a HELL of a plot. Me likey very much, and am looking forward to reading it! :)
Congrats on your first written novel!

Plus, Karl Urban .... mmm, my eyes approve :D

Edited at 2012-08-25 08:58 pm (UTC)
shirleyann66
Aug. 26th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yep, it sure is mine-all-mine!! *bounces*

I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it!

And this is actually my second finished novel; the first one is called Historian's Daughter. I love it to bits, too, but it needs sooo much work before I can use it as a guinea pig for my publishing company. :(

And yeeeessssss on Karl Urban - seriously, how is this guy NOT a leading man???
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