But My Name is Earl ~ tonight's show...creative writing on crack. Seriously...lessons in POVs...personality perspectives...highlighting a writer's voice.
Spoiler Ahead ~ Don't read if you'd rather watch.
Earl is in prison...He has to take a creative writing class. But he doesn't have a clue. He's looking at a blank piece of paper and doesn't know where to start. I felt like that this past month trying to reconstruct one stupid chapter. His imagination was a huge empty room with bright white walls. And something mentioned by a fellow prisoner gets stuck in Earl's head. An empty room. Then there is a male gymnast with a black eye.
He was told to think about writing as if he were driving on crack. When he explains to Randy about his class and problem with knowing how to begin...Randy tries it and so begins the domino effect with each character. But the show keeps coming back to Earl because he has writers block. So he decides to quit trying. And started writing just what was in his head. Nothing big...regular stuff. Stuff that makes him happy. He talks about how we sometimes may feel trapped in everyday life but that the grass isn't always greener. You don't know how much you miss something..until its gone.
What was so funny is that each character wrote with different personality perspectives. Their personal POV. Each with their own happily-ever-after. I could detail everyone's screwed up story, but you really have to watch the show to understand the individual personalities.
Bravo. Very well done. For a couple of hours I actually relaxed and smiled. I even laughed out loud. Back to life. Don't take me wrong, I'm extremely happy with my life. Just a little tired and really enjoyed the distraction.