Moonlighting – It is not just a good way to make money

by kalbzayn on January 6, 2007

A friend lent me a copy of the first two seasons of Moonlighting on DVD. I think I might even be able to keep it. Sweet.

Here are a few things that I am learning while procrastinating working on my pirate story.

The pilot is 1 1/2 hours long. That’s with no commercials. It also has a really neatly shot scene where the main characters are standing on the ledge of a building and climbing higher to get to the click face. I have quite a bit of a fear of heights but still enjoy tweaking that fear. That scene sent it over the edge. My hands started sweating and everything.

So, you are probably wondering who the first person to ever appear on a real episode of Moonlighting (the one after the pilot). That would be very young Tim Robbins. He then goes on to get beat up by an old man in a hospital with a bed pan and then eventually killed and shoved down a laundry chute.

It is also interesting to watch the main characters “meet” in that first non-pilot episode where
I’m only 8 minutes into that first non-pilot episode so I’m sure I’ll learn plenty more as I eat macaroni and cheese and watch Moonlighting instead of writing.

By the way, I think I learned something else during all of this. I think that I need to write fiction on paper first. I sat in front of the TV glancing occasionally at the laptop screen typing nothing. I wanted to write. Fiction seems to be easier to write on paper which is strange because I type everything and have since I was a little kid.

Anyway, time to go put the macaroni in the water.


Leopold January 6, 2007 at 11:51 pm

I hear this moonlighting show was quite popular in the day. Never saw it though. Maybe I’ll put it on my ziplist sometime…

Leopold January 6, 2007 at 11:51 pm

Oh, and I’m working on a comic write now, largely because it gives me an outlet to be creative AWAY from the computer. I type everything I write. Having to redo it on the keyboard afterwards is too painful!

kalbzayn January 7, 2007 at 5:00 pm

I’m not sure if Moonlighting is actually any good. But, for some reason I like it.

I was thinking about typing versus writing on paper. I think either work fine for me if I know where I want to go but when I get stuck, writing on paper seems to flow easier. I think it is the easy access to doodling and drawing arrows and such that helps.

Bonnie January 8, 2007 at 10:04 am

If also find writing on paper works best for me when I get stuck. It’s also less painful than staring at the screen.

Enjoy the rest of the episodes!

Ben January 10, 2007 at 8:20 am

If you don’t work during the day, but you work at night sometimes, is it still technically “moonlighting?” Or, does your day job HAVE to be different than what you are working as at night? Does it depend on what time-zone you are in?


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