Want to hear my idea for a really cool TV show?

I just had the coolest idea for a TV show. It’s going to take place in California. There’s going to be this really cool high school kid. But even though he’s super handsome and looks like he’s twenty-five, his life is really hard. He comes from a broken family. He lives in a really shady neighborhood. While he hasn’t landed in any serious trouble yet, it’s only a matter of time before the unfortunate circumstances of his life wind up setting him on a path toward crime, prison, or worse.

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But all of that changes when this kid gets adopted by a really rich family from one of the nicest neighborhoods in Southern California. It’s the family that everybody wishes they were a part of. The dad is a really cool lawyer, with a long haircut and giant eyebrows. They have this gigantic mansion, and a smaller house right behind the pool. “That can be your house,” the dad says to the kid. “You don’t have to worry about us being all up in your business. We’re cool parents. Come and go as you please.”

And there’s more. This rich family, they have their own son. He’s going to be your stereotypical nerd, only he’s not going to have glasses or asthma or anything like that. Basically, he’ll just tell everybody that he’s a nerd. “They’re not comic books, they’re graphic novels!” might be something that he says every other episode. This nerd is an only child, and he’s always had trouble fitting in. Will he get along with this new guy that his parents took in from the streets?

He will. They become best friends, brothers even. They go to high school together. They get two really hot girls to become their girlfriends. There are some other high school people involved as well, but they’re all going to be side characters, and years after the show finishes its run, nobody’s going to remember anybody besides the parents and the four main teenage characters. Oh, and there’s also going to be some weird sub-plot about a really rich evil old guy. I think he’s the nerd’s grandfather. He’ll be married to a woman with short red hair.

I don’t have much else in terms of details, but I think that the show is going to run for about four years. I’m really hoping that I can get some cool indie-rock band to play the theme song. I already have it all written out:

We’ve been on the run
Driving in the sun
Looking out for number 1
California here we come
Right back where we started from

Hustlers grab your guns
Your shadow weighs a ton
Driving down the 101
California here we come
Right back where we started from

California!
California!
Here we come!

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