- Tuesday 12th June 2012, 1:06pm
- London, United Kingdom
- 11 posts
Bit of a newby, if anything happy that I've worked out dropboxes public link thingy. Have an idea and episode I'm happy to put out there. Slaughter it, give constructive criticism, I'm easy. Great to have people who can critically read this stuff.
Changes (working title)
Forlorn and forty-something JOHN surfaces from his quiet life in the burbs to start a new life in an inner-city block of four. Befriending his 20 and 30-something neighbours, the intergenerational trio navigate the absurdities of modern life together.
His wounds still raw from a recent divorce, JOHN finds it's a brave new world, and things have changed dramatically since he was last a bachelor. He quickly befriends his next-door neighbors, 30-something KATE and 20-something MAX, who share his singledom and a love of shooting the breeze over a few drinks at the back yard table.
JOHN'S move into the block acts as a catalyst, where the folly of youth and the wisdom of age collide(well sort of). The unlikely trio tackle the curiosities of contemporary cohabitation including Internet dating, Christian rock, food obsessions and high tech society, to name a few.
"Changes" goes against the current trend of the subtle mockumentary: it's a back-to-basics situation comedy with a surrealist twist. The series uses the quotidian reality of the characters' friendships and lives to suspend disbelief in a world that is shamelessly silly yet ultimately familiar to "adults" of all ages. Being a bit left of center, Changes' natural home would be the BBC2 or 2.
This is a later episode.