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Westphall

TV Series

A simple background character from a sitcom learns that his television world is just one of many.

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Comedy | 4 Reviews | 37 pages | 1 year ago | Draft 2

Summary

A Gunther from Friends type character discovers that he can leave his television show behind because of the Tommy Westphall Universe Hypothesis

Reviews

The overall concept is fun. It reminds me of a Family Guy episode, when we saw what happens during one of Peter’s flash backs. The structure of the story and the characters are well done. We have a clear begining with cause and effect, and have a predictable, yet working ending. There were umorous lines, but i didn’t really get a good chuckle until pg 20 “now is not the time”. This would work well as a cartoon, adult swim perhaps with some work....

10 months ago | read more...
UDJASON Top Reviewer
This pilot does an impeccable job of showing the limitless potential of its premise. Effortlessly blending the off beat comedic style of a Community with the dimension hopping parody of a Rick and Morty, Westphall promises clever dialogue, interesting characters, and an emotional element that works just as well as everything else.
The characters are strong, within the cold open we get everything we need to know about them, though some foreshadow...

9 months ago | read more...
For starters, the concept is incredibly strong and the highlight of the script, brimming with possibilities for future episodes and seasons. The story provides an excellent introduction to the world and how it operates, from the use of deus ex machinas and channel hopping to the Westphall hub that maintains order. It makes the reader eager to find out more. Deciding to pull a minor character not just from a sitcom, but a bad sitcom for the pil...

1 month ago | read more...
Michael Harris Top Reviewer
I am a huge fan of meta comedy so this pilot works for me on a lot of levels. It's clear this writer is extremely well-versed in TV and the different conventions and archetypes, which is really fun to read (particularly from a writer's perspective). From the first moment I understand exactly what this show is about and I can follow the action seamlessly. Every character feels necessary and it's a really fun subversion that your 'leading' cast in...

1 month ago | read more...

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