How would you like to watch television series about someone who sits in front of the computer ten to 12 hours a day, taking breaks occasionally to watch a movie, whose most exciting event of the week, perhaps, is getting into a fight with a colleague. On Twitter.
Welcome to the World of Movie Bloggers (add a healthy dose of making dinner, cleaning house, playing hide and seek and Legos with a two-year-old, if that movie blogger has a family).
And yet: Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is developing a television series for HBO about just that. “Tilda” will be about a “powerful female online showbiz journalist with a no-holds-barred style.” In other words: Nikki Finke, whose blogging ability boils down to a series of “Toldja!”s and breaking Hollywood industry news a couple of hours before everyone else. And let me tell you: If you’re not the first to know that Robert DeNiro switched talent agencies, then you’re nothing!
Cynthia Mort (“Will & Grace,” “Tell Me You Love Me”) will be writing and co-producing with Condon.
I have no idea how this show will work, except perhaps to focus on celebrity cameos and give the blogger a passionate love life (ha!), because let me tell you: Bloggers get around, y’all. It’s like one booty call right after another. It’s hard to fit in news about what project Matt Damon is going to do next with all those one-night stands. And you just know that Nikke Finke is getting her some:
Doesn’t it seem like shows about bloggers are being developed every six months or so, but they never actually make it on the air? I think that’s because, once the writers do their research, they realize just how little material there is to work with. Still, I’m not completely set against the series (it does have some decent talent behind it). Hell, maybe it’ll glamorize the profession.
Also, if they got Felicia Day to play Tilda, I’d be on that like Dwight Freeny on Drew Brees (83 percent of movie bloggers do not understand that joke).