My theme for A-Z is What I Learned About Writing from Watching TV aka Justifying my TV Habit.
Did anyone else enjoy Dead Like Me? This was a series about a girl killed by a falling toilet, who becomes a grim reaper after death.
For me this is a fun example of forming your own mythology. The main character George works for the External Influence Division. She has to collect souls, but she has a secret quota. Once that’s met, she can move onto another realm. A simple enough set up, but with its own twist.
For me, that’s the aim. Twilight features Vampires, but she put her own twist on it (they sparkle, for example). She wasn’t afraid to build in her own details, while sticking to the ‘they suck blood’ part.
Quote: “Life sucks and then you die. And then it still sucks.”
I could have gone for: Dawson’s Creek. Doctor Who (I nearly did do The Who but Dead Like Me was a fun eg I thought).