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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.


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

Mar. 1st, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
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.
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
OMG, she's the worst, right? Just dreadful.

(And she smells.)
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.
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
UK shows are fine! Hit me up, gurl, you know I like your writing already!
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Mar. 1st, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Just sent you mine! (It's for Bomb Girls.)
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Got it!
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...
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
It depends on what it is - hit the email above up and we'll go from there!
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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.
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
I'd also consider "The Daily Show" if it weren't, you know, daily.
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Mar. 1st, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
Ohhh so tempted. But I'm not sure what show I'd want to recap for.
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.
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.
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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!
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
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)

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.
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.
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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.
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll always welcome submissions, don't fret!
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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.
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.

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