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Prime Time Adventures

Producer: Link
Current Season: Name To Be Determined

Romeo & Juliet: Detectives & Crime Family

Premise: Two families on either side of the law, joined in peace for many years by a marriage, begin to fray and unravel when the wedded couple suddenly dies.
Tone: Dark and gritty; Snappy dialog and gruesome realities
Genre: Crime Drama with Soap Opera
Setting: Providence, RI

Details Brainstorm

  • Play both sides?
    • Large cast
  • Generation after marriage?
  • Righteous and the unjust
  • A will?
    • Fight over the children?
      • Children in trust?
  • Focus on two families
  • Children are focus?
  • Children are not protagonists
  • End with spotlight on family heads
  • Questionably lawful city?
  • Irish mob was the force, but pushed out by Italian mafia. Many Irish then joined the police. May be relegated to background element or second season.

Franchise Brainstorm

  • Violence
    • Abuse
    • Aftermath of violence
  • Occupational scene
  • Unexpected character twists
    • Characters don’t expect each others’ actions
    • Bard’s tongue
  • No truly happy endings
  • Continuing theme of decoupling and coming apart
  • Indication of similarity between families
  • Visceral actions
    • Swearing
    • Racism
  • Alteration of perception – Reversal
  • Children mirror events
  • Narrator – one of the children
  • Children as objects


Creegan Family

  • Eddy: Police Chief Jonathan Creegan -- father was former Irish mobster? Made a promise to his son (Romeo). One of the executors of the will.
  • Russell: ?? Creegan -- supporting character.
  • Kelley: ?? Creegan -- recent divorcee. Loved Franco, but married the "next best" guy.
  • David: Lt. ?? Creegan -- owned and/or blackmailed by Vitagliano, in love with Juliet. Works directly for Jonathan.

Vitagliano Family

  • Joe: Dona Esmaretta Vitagliano -- Grieving wife of the don, current matriarch of la familia. One of the executors of the will.
  • Ned: Franco Vitagliano -- Loyal family thug. Second brother, relatively rank-and-file. Lives by a code. Helped dispose of corrupt member of the Creegan family.
  • Michelle: Father Salvatore Vitagliano -- Priest. Moral conscience of the families.
  • Jason:

Character Brainstorm

  • Upstanding son (Michael Corleone)
  • Ambitious young turk
  • Higher-up crime dood from outside
  • Blunt outsider
  • Shifty foreigner
  • Secret lovers
  • Narrator
  • Black sheep – conscience?
  • Servant (pool boy, gardener)
  • Pawns
  • Militant person X
  • Detective loyal son
  • Easy-going con man
  • Police chief’s daughter
  • Manipulative older advisor with suspect motives
  • Trophy wife
  • Manipulative wife
  • Father confessor to both families
  • Golden Boy
  • Local bartender
  • Surviving sibling of married couple
  • Public defender
  • Back from College

Recommended Viewing

  • The Godfather, Part One
  • The Departed
  • In the Line of Fire
  • The Shield
  • The Black Donnellys

Air Dates

Showtime: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Network: CCPN

Title Episode Air Date
TBA 100 Monday, June 16th, 2008
Untitled Episode; No Ned.
TBA 101 Monday, June 23rd, 2008
The Will; No Ned.
TBA 102 Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
Family Tradition
TBA 103 Monday, July 14th, 2008
Good and Evil
TBA 104 Monday, July 21st, 2007
TBA 105 Monday, July 28th, 2007
War and Conflict