Prime Time Adventures
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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
- Play both sides?
- Large cast
- Generation after marriage?
- Righteous and the unjust
- A will?
- Fight over the children?
- Children in trust?
- Fight over the children?
- 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.
- 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
- Alteration of perception – Reversal
- Children mirror events
- Narrator – one of the children
- Children as objects
- 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.
- 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.
- Upstanding son (Michael Corleone)
- Ambitious young turk
- Higher-up crime dood from outside
- Blunt outsider
- Shifty foreigner
- Secret lovers
- Black sheep – conscience?
- Servant (pool boy, gardener)
- 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
- The Godfather, Part One
- The Departed
- In the Line of Fire
- The Shield
- The Black Donnellys
Showtime: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
|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|
|TBA||103||Monday, July 14th, 2008|
|Good and Evil|
|TBA||104||Monday, July 21st, 2007|
|TBA||105||Monday, July 28th, 2007|
|War and Conflict|