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Top Chef! Also, seeking new writers!

First, the Top Chef Finale's recap is up at Hey, Don't Judge Me. Let's keep discussion there to spare people of spoilers, okay?

Second, as we have some shows winding down, I'm looking to add new ones to the stable of shows at HDJM, and am looking for new writers.

Here's what to do, if you're interested:

  1. Email me at heydontjudgeme[at]gmail.com, subject header: NEW WRITER:[show you want to recap]

  2. send me a sample of a recap for the show (if it's a show that hasn't aired yet, pick another show with a similar vein, ie: mystery for mystery, sci fi for sci fi, etc.) It only needs to be a few paragraphs long, like a scene or two, just enough to give me an idea of your writing style

  3. WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: conversational writing. Imagine telling a long-lost friend about the most amazing thing they're not watching.

  4. Also: understand that I EXPECT a 24-hour or less turn around time. Consistently being late means getting the boot. Sorry, but we're moving into pro-territory here, and I expect my writers to piss excellence. :D


And if it's a returning show, I'd love for the new writer to be willing to go back and sum up previous seasons, if possible.

Comments

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menomegirl
Mar. 1st, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Whoo! Hoo! More show recaps!

*pom-poms*
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
:D
flaming_muse
Mar. 1st, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
I would like to apply to recap Glee, because I feel your current recapper doesn't love Kurt and Blaine enough.

Oh, wait...

It says I should send you an e-mail, right. I'll get on that.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
OMG, she's the worst, right? Just dreadful.

(And she smells.)
pernickety
Mar. 1st, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
UK shows Yes/No? I read the about bit on HDJM and it didn't say US only, so *hopeful eyes.*

I was thinking of doing Whitechapel recaps. The final episode of series 3 is on this week, but if there's a fourth, I could play catch up till that airs.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
UK shows are fine! Hit me up, gurl, you know I like your writing already!
pernickety
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
I just sent the sample over to you. Let me know if the attachment doesn't work/you want more/you'd prefer I never contact you again. :)
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, hush your mouth. I almost ALMOST wanted to reinstate Celebs_on-Crack on HDJM where all of our old characters review things.

IT COULD HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC... Oh, crack, I miss you.
pernickety
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, man! I now have mental images of Will Ferrell, Vanessa Paradis and Jack Davenport watching Sherlock together. It could have been majestic and magnificent.

I still miss that rpg. GOOD TIMES.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
ME, TOO. I still think that Prince's Cyborg Body and the Colin Farrel Dance Off remains one of the funniest things I've ever been a part of.

Man, the Celebrity Jeopardy! God, we had fun.
zyrya
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh please please do Whitechapel!

(please!)
pernickety
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
A Whitechapel fan! I am very happy right now. :)

I sent in my sample, wish me luck!
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
(Oh, she is. She's hilarious.)
zyrya
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
SQUEE! I have so much happy now!
evewithanapple
Mar. 1st, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Just sent you mine! (It's for Bomb Girls.)
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Got it!
wickedsin
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
what if it's a show that is no longer on the air? I don't have access to current TV, but I could recap the hell out of shows on Netflix...
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
It depends on what it is - hit the email above up and we'll go from there!
fishwithfeet
Mar. 1st, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh man... I could have an EXCUSE for all the MacGyver I've been watching on Netflix....
dancetomato
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
If I could recap HGTV and DIY, I totally would. But I don't think you want "Bath Crashers" recaps even if they are hosted by the fabulous Matt Muenster.
dancetomato
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
I'd also consider "The Daily Show" if it weren't, you know, daily.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Why wouldn't I? If you can promise a fast turn around and be entertaining, I'm all for it. Gurl, you see the in-sruck shuns, get up on dat!
elizardbits
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, totally. Back on the mefi poast there were people wondering why we didn't do more reality teevees a la Hoarders, and I was like IDK I AM ONLY IN CHARGE OF THE NAKED MENS.
secondalto
Mar. 1st, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
Ohhh so tempted. But I'm not sure what show I'd want to recap for.
fishwithfeet
Mar. 1st, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Due to the fact that I don't have cable, what would be your policy on those restricted to using Hulu to access shows? I'd be interested, especially for Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time or Grimm but I'm limited to when it's available to air via the interwebs.

I could *potentially* talk the husband into a Hulu subscription, but I figure it's better to determine logistics first.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
I pretty much REQUIRE that people have access to their shows, and they must get a turn around in 24 hours. Once we go pro within the month (fingers crossed) that will result in termination, honestly.
fishwithfeet
Mar. 1st, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Understood. You want it to be a successful business after all. I'll check on the turn around for show postings with Hulu Plus for the ones I'm interested in and get back to you.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
*salute!* And don't forget I still need to see writing samples from applicants.

It's so cool to hear that people are interested, though, YAY!
fishwithfeet
Mar. 2nd, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
Application sent in. The husband was convinced and it looks like so long as I'm not recapping a FOX network show, I'll be good to go.
lynnenne
Mar. 2nd, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
they must get a turn around in 24 hours. Once we go pro within the month (fingers crossed) that will result in termination, honestly.

Noted. I'm moving into my new house this weekend, which will make my time much easier to manage (as opposed to squatting in my parents' basement). Also, I think I forgot to tell you this, but my show is on hiatus until March 15.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
New house, new house!!!! That is SO EXCITING.

(I knew it was on hiatus! Whew, I'm glad you don't have to deal with recaps while moving, that would have been obnoxious. I can't wait to see pics of the new place. HINT. :D)
fitofpique
Mar. 1st, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that I'd love to recap something for you, but I can't really commit to that kind of turnaround at the moment given real life stuff. Maybe someday!
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
When you feel like you're ready to send me something, just know I'll be receptive, sugar beet! <3
dovil
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'M GOING TO MOVE TO AMERICA AND BECOME A RECAPPER!

On another note I'm so PROUD of you and your stable (haha) of writers as it's gone from humble begginings to something industry people are taking note of; that's nothing to sniff at, especially if it's a week old diaper.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
YOU SHOULD. Dammit, I wish you would join us. SURELY there is a show that we don't get here before you. SURELY.

And this is a TWO WEEK OLD DIAPER, thank you. Filled with the finest curries.
dovil
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
SURELY YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS. Sorry, I had an 80's movie moment. I have season two of Sherlock, have you guys had that yet? I assume so. God, what's it like living in a country at the forefront of everything? I pah at you. Pah.

The finest curries and the burning pubic hair of the curlest variety!
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
We have someone on the Sherlock eps. WHAT ABOUT OTHER BBC SHOWS WE DON'T HAVE? (Merlin and Sherlock are the only ones so far.)
dovil
Mar. 1st, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
If I could think of a show that I'm watching that hasn't screened in America I would be ecstatic because I would pester you mercilessly to join your club and get access to the treehouse of fun, but my life is cruel and horrible and it's not meant to be. SINGLE TEAR TRICKLING DOWN MY CHEEK!
dovil
Mar. 2nd, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Wait, do you guys get Geordie Shores? Probably. But see, I'm thinking! Which is hard.
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secondalto
Mar. 1st, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
How long will you be accepting e-mails? I think I picked a show, but I want to rewatch an episode to recap before sending in my application.
stoney321
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll always welcome submissions, don't fret!
roonilwazlib6
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! And an excuse to watch a show I love! XD
comedyquiche
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I am echoing everyone's statements. This is terribly tempting! Alas, I only watch a very limited number of shows right now. Maybe Raising Hope? That show makes me giggle so. I shall ponder and perhaps apply. I would have LOVED to have done Dead Like Me or Pushing Daisies (Both wonderful Bryan Fuller shows) but alas, they both only lasted 2 seasons because the network heads are stupid dumb-butt faces.
setauuta
Mar. 2nd, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! Hopefully it won't be too late if I send you something this weekend?

Also: Do you think you'll be wanting to do any other book recap/reviews, like you did for the Hunger Games? Because I'd like to try for something like that, too, if it's viable.

Edited at 2012-03-02 10:59 pm (UTC)
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