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Buzz In: What Occupations Would Be Good TV Material?

There are plenty of occupations out there that would not make for exciting TV, like, say, stimulus bill writing. But surely there are jobs beyond lawyer, doctor, and cop that would make for great television and haven't yet, for some reason. I'm talking scripted shows here, by the way, not reality TV.

For example, I think an exciting and intense drama could be made out of Wall Street on the trading floor. Where's TV's Gordon Gekko? It would be especially timely right now, given what's going on in the nation. I also think there could be a comedy about real estate agents, what with all the different people and interesting location possibilities. (And again, I know there are reality shows about real estate agents, but a scripted show could be a lot juicier!)

But you tell me: What jobs do you think would make for good TV? And would your job make for good TV?


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Jinx Jinx 8 years
I really like the Office style show with Pharmacists, that sounds like it could be fun. The travelling circus idea reminded me of Carnivale, a show I thought rocked!
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
pharm_chick, i like "the office" style idea. i think a show about health care providers and how they interact would be an interesting idea. the thought of pharmacokinetics puts me to sleep, even outside of class! hmm...maybe the capitol hill staffers would be more exciting :P
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
I think there could be a cool show about forensic accounting... Wait, what about a vampire hunter ;) jk. I like the idea of capitol hill staffers... I think I'd watch that.
emalove emalove 8 years
Well, I'm a middle school teacher, and I DEFINITELY have a lot of entertaining stories, LOL!
zcoral zcoral 8 years
I agree with a show about Capitol Hill staffers. 90% are very young, smart, and looking for love (or something else...)
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
I really like the behind the scenes of a medical show one and the traveling circus one...traveling circus's are so fascinating to me!
blahtime blahtime 8 years
I think about this everyday lol I think a sexologist would be a cool tvjob...kinda like doctor house but with sexual issues...marital counseling..stuff like that.....
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
Damn it, I am seriously coming up with episodes in my head... Thanks a lot Buzz...
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
Maybe one about travelling circus performers who also smuggle stolen goods to keep the revenues up! The lead character can be a talented tightrope walker, who also balances his conscience against his desire to keep the money coming in so that his famiily of performers can stay together. Oh, and one of them has to have a dark past and someone else has to be a fugitive on the run... ;D
nancita nancita 8 years
A company of online bloggers -- mostly women, all fashionable -- and the little toddler running around the office for comic effect.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
while i cant imagine a show mainly about pharmacists, im sure an awesome comedy miniseries directed in 'the office' style would make for some good laughs. you wouldnt believe the stuff and stories customers/patients bring to you everyday.
komler komler 8 years
CoralAmber: They have a show called The Librarians in Australia.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
Hmmmm... a sit-com about a library, and all the zany people who come in with odd requests... would people watch?
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Canada did a drama about Bay Street Bankers (Canadian equivalent to Wall Street) called Traders, but its been off the air since 2000. I don't think there's anything original about doing a show about teachers, high schools/middle schools have been done to death imo. Delivery dudes could make for some interesting situations. :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
School teachers and college professors have some great stories to tell.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
A show about Hill staffers would be interesting LilKim.
care0531 care0531 8 years
You see lawyers, real estate agents, dirty jobs you see a lot. I wouldn't mind seeing something more like Ugly Betty and Devil Wears Prada type. The Hills and the City cut a lot out. You see girls sitting at desk doing nothing but chatting- so real stuff would be cool- like all the details that go into a project.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I liked Boston Legal a lot, too. And, I actually think you could make a pretty good show about working on the Hill. (Good in a Gossip Girl kind of way.) Most of the people who work on the Hill are 20-something recent college grads and there's a huge social aspect to life there.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Boston Public was a good drama for the first few years about high school teachers. I didn't think I'd like it, but it turned out to be one of my favorite's for a while. I like Buzz's idea of a show about Wall Street traders. I used to date an investment banker and he always talked about the crazy stuff the traders at Citi used to do. It's hard though, because it seems like there's a show about every occupation out there, they've even got one based on an R&D dept.
Baluk Baluk 8 years
Here's my idea...with all the drama that goes on behind the scenes of Grey's Anatomy, would be to make a drama about making a medical show...with all the actors screen non-sense I think the possibilities would be endless!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmmmm I'd go with...I don't know. Nothing really excites me to think about it.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I was thinking schoolteacher too. My mom definitely has stories of her charges (she teaches at a sort of last chance school for troubled kids).
syako syako 8 years
First, I hate how every tv show about young journalists are always about working at tabloid/fashion magazines because they settled. :oy: Ok, rant over. I think there could be a really funny show about school teachers. I listen to my mom and aunts' stories and they're always random and hilarious. Kids do the darnedest things, but so do teachers and principles!
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