What Is My “Writing Aesthetic”?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
PITCH: Kylie Bunbury in PITCH coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ray Mickshaw / FOX

PITCH: Kylie Bunbury in PITCH coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ray Mickshaw / FOX

This is a short post, and potentially the end of all the Pitch love (for now). But if you asked me what kind of something I want to write – it’s Pitch.

I don’t know if I ever will write something that great. But it is perfect.

The strong girl in a “man’s place” idea that was not heavy-handed, but very inclusive.
The cast is diverse. (I mean, there were a lot of men, but that was necessary… But our lead is a black woman, and there were various ethnicities and ages on the show and we did have a number of great women, even if by necessity there were all these men (on the team and in management and such – but spoiler alert(!) there was a woman in super high management… So, I thought visibility/diversity was great!). The music is great. The storylines are great. The show transports you to another world (one I knew nothing about)… And as cool as shows are about doctors and lawyers and the entertainment industry are (I watch ’em!), we got something else. And that just felt unique and refreshing and interesting and amazing and cool.

As I mentioned before, our lead girl didn’t even go on one date until the second to last episode of season 1. That is not what her life is about.

I could not love Pitch more than I love Pitch. And even this post doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of its amazingness.

And would I like to write things that aren’t Pitch? Yeah, sure. Of course. I like a lot of other shows. Not everything has to be the “odd woman out.” We could have it set in a place where women are welcomed, and she could still be plenty happy and strong. We could also do storylines about romance, and that’d be fine.

So, I love a lot of things. I’d be happy to write a lot of things. But if I could write anything in the whole wide world, I’d want to write something like Pitch.

And I think it’s a travesty of the universe that they don’t have a shelf full of awards and a show that lasted a bullion seasons.

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?