What can I say? I just did not spend enough time trying to understand the material, cause the material was just HARD, and I didn't understand it, couldn't find the jokes, didn't think it was funny, and honestly, setting up a wedding website seemed waaaay easier than trying to understand my class homework.
So I got my ass handed to me.
When the other girls got to class, I asked them if our material was supposed to be funny and they said, yes. I admitted to just not getting it, to me must not being funny, and then class started.
We received sides from a show called "Outnumbered". It's a British series that Hollywood has tried making into a series already a few years ago. They're at it again. This is the second pilot they're doing for it. A husband and wife are outnumbered by their three kids and highjinks ensue.
There's a new style of sitcom hybrid that's been developed. Have you noticed? The Office, Modern Family; they're both documentary styled sitcoms with talking heads and confessionals. They're hugely successful. And Hollywood is trying to find the next big sticom hybrid series, so when you get the material for a pilot that's kinda funny, kinda not, it's hard. When a character has to cry in a drama, they're really crying. In a sitcom, it's fake tears, and in a hybrid....uh. You don't know how real to make it. This new style is hard. No one's cracked it just yet.
So I'm going to share some tidbits with you guys.
I missed ALL the jokes. ALL of them. Cause I just didn't prepare enough and blamed the script for my not understanding it.
What did I learn? "9 times out of 10, it's not the script, it's you." AND, "The script already has a job - it's already been hired. You haven't." I need to keep that in my head whenever I start blaming the script for not being funny enough.
I mean, this script is SO funny, it got an entire network behind it to see if it'll be a hit.
I do not have an entire network behind me. I have restaurant experience behind me.
I need to stop thinking I'm the shit and know more than I do.
I'm still struggling out here for a reason, ya'll.