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What Profession Would You Like to See on TV?

When it comes to the TV world, many successful shows center on work and work drama. Between House, Grey's Anatomy, and ER — clearly we see lots of doctors in action — Law and Order, and The Office, a lot of what we watch is other people at work. Obviously, shows are not always accurate depictions of a life on the job, but in other cases, especially as we've seen recently, reality TV makes attempts to show what it's like in a particular line of work.

Maybe you've already seen your profession played out weekly in a TV series, most likely if you're a cop, doctor, or lawyer, but what other professions would you get a kick out of seeing on TV? Is there a job you're dying to see play out in its own reality television show or sitcom, or do you already have a favorite work-based show that you're a fan of?

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The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
I work for the US Senate, and I think something about young professionals working on the hill would be pretty fascinating--sort of like The West Wing but with Senators and their staff. The UK had a show like it called Party Animals which was amazing to watch since at the time I was working there!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
I think my office would make for a great relaity TV show. I work in the radio industry and there is always something crazy/cool going on here!
katejlogan katejlogan 7 years
I'm a tech geek at a school district (except the setting could be sexier for TV) but basically I have a people job. And it is interesting seeing how different people deal or don't deal with technology. Its my job to figure out what is really the issue, then the fix usually only takes a minute or two. So many problems and issues get blamed on computers and technology when most times, its the end-user who is making the mistake.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
A globe-trotting journalistic photographer. Could be either boring or interesting; like the show would "follow" the photographer ( or 's) and show the people, their stories, world events, poverty and violence that he/she/the team encounters along the way and the effect it has upon them. Another idea would be a show revolving around a PR agency, possibly to the celebrities, and the antics their client take part in and the brainstorming it takes to twist the story, set up faux-photo op's, etc.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
A more "real life" laywer show. I work in district court and while we don't see murder/ rape/ sex trafficking cases, we see some... interesting individuals on a daily basis ! I could see it as a mockumentary, a la The Office.
campbrad campbrad 7 years
I'm a green building/sustainability consultant. The only time I've ever heard of one of those on tv was when one was a murder victim on Castle. :)
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
I'm a server/caterer. I have tons of wacky experiences that would go over well on a TV show.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 7 years
I'm a civil engineer. Wow, that would be boring to watch. :)
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