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14 June 2010 @ 03:34 pm
30 Days of TV Meme - Day 14  

Jim Profit from Profit

In my entire life thus far, I have only campaigned to save two shows. Profit and Legend of the Seeker. It was a show that I still believe was too ahead of it's time to be a good ratings grab. It was like Patrick Bateman brought to life, only with less hookers, and more backstory. We never get but hints of why Bateman is a psychopath, with Profit, we see how Jim Profit became the twisted individual he is.

David Greenwalt (of Angel and Buffy fame) created Jim Profit and with the help of tv heavyweights like Stephen Cannell (most famous for The A-Team) and John McNamara (Lois and Clark, Jericho, In Plain Sight), he brought this dark and twisted character to the screen. I know James Marsters confirmed that Angel was Greenwalt's idea but if you watch Profit, it's SO easy to see where Angel's beige period came from as well as Angelus' bloody past.

(And if you do decide to watch Profit, look out for Keith Szarabajka (Holtz). You won't recognize his voice at all. LOL)

Runners-up: Fox Mulder from X-Files, Titus Pullo from Rome, and Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos

Day 01 - A show that never should have been cancelled (Starved)
Day 02 - A show you wish more people were watching (Nurse Jackie)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season) (Glee)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 - A show you hate (Jersey Shore)
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Can't decide!)
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Eternity and Smiletime)
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch (Rome & Six Feet Under)
Day 09 - Best scene ever (End of "The One With The Jellyfish from Friends")
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving (Legend of the Seeker)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you (Veronica Mars)
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times (A lot)
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show (Care Bears, Saved by the Bell, Out of this World)
Day 14 - Favorite male character (Jim Profit)
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death
Angry Scientist: BTAS: Harley/Jokerangryscientist on June 14th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
OMG Profit, that show gave (tween) me nightmares for months. <3

Discovering that Greenwalt created it was one of the main reasons I even gave Angel a chance.
Kellyxlivvielockex on June 15th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
That is actually why I gave Buffy a shot to begin with. In working on the Save Profit campaign, Greenwalt's people were incredibly nice and supportive. It's rare to have those kind of experiences.

And he loves Charisma so...whatever he puts out there, I'm going to watch. Miracles is another great Greenwalt production that was ended too soon. I know how much you love Carnivale so I think Miracles is right up your alley.
Emily: Angel-C/A-Happymalana on June 14th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Profit was a brilliant show, and you're right about it being before it's time. That's what hurts so much about it's cancellation. It could be a total hit for Showtime or HBO today.
Kelly: C/A Antidrugxlivvielockex on June 15th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh they could have gone so so dark on HBO or Showtime. I mean, really show more of his psychosis. I would have loved that!
M: Mad Men Peggy it's all in my notesspankulert on June 15th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh, that reminds me that I meant to give that show a look! *puts back on list*
Kellyxlivvielockex on June 15th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
It's a short season so it goes really fast. Let me know what you think when you do watch it.
samsom: big bad wolfsamsom on June 15th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
I loved Profit and was bitterly disappointed that it was canceled. Remembering the show, it's really easy to see where Angel originated, and it sucks that such potentional went to waste. *sigh*

I still remember that shot of him going to sleep in the cardboard box.
Kelly: C/A Steady to Hellxlivvielockex on June 15th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Profit is how I judge all my psychopaths. LOL I mean, there was NOTHING redeeming about him and that wasn't done. It still isn't in realms of humans in tv. I mean, even Dexter can evoke empathy through his relationship with Rita and her kids. But Profit, nope. He is a soulless bastard in every sense.
molecules and agitation: vamp!willow: these are my fangsdacian_goddess on June 15th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
Guh! Surprise!Pasdar right when I clicked your cut. mmm.

Looks like I have to check this out, if I can get my hands on it anywhere. Pity there's so little of it to go around as it is. Though-- Fox, huh. Let me show you the overwhelming immensity of my surprise.
Kelly: Buffy: Welcome to SDxlivvielockex on June 15th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
If you have some extra stratch, it used to be very cheap on Amazon. I bet there is even some used for like a penny.

Fox never lets the good shows get any kind of footing or audience. Such a shame.