View Full Version : What if Bay did a TV show?
10-08-2007, 11:14 AM
So how cool would it be if Michael got into TV? He doesn't have to direct the show (well, maybe the pilot) but maybe executive produce it and have it based around that Bay style.
There are a couple shows out there that are based on a director's style and whoever comes in and directs episodes has to stick to that. Like 24, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, CSI (and it's spin offs), Pushing Daisies, shows that have a distinctive look and stick to it.
So what do you think? Now we all know he's extremely busy so this is all speculation but I think it would be great.
10-08-2007, 08:16 PM
Michael was going to do a TV show a few years ago, but it never eventuated. I believe he said TV scares him because the schedule is so grueling or something to that effect.
10-09-2007, 11:00 AM
It's just wishful thinking but common how cool would it be. Every time I watch CSI Miami and they do one of those cool Bay-like shots I wish he had his own show. As I said, he doesn't have to direct them, just produce and direct a pilot to develop the show's look.
You guys ever read Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six? That book's amazing and lends itself to a series I could so see Bay doing.
10-10-2007, 01:26 AM
I still wish he'd do an episode of CSI (Las Vegas).
He and Bruckheimer are such good friends I bet if he had the time, Jerry would be all for it.
10-20-2007, 06:25 PM
Trigger Mike "Michael was going to do a TV show a few years ago, but it never eventuated."
Yeah, I do remember that. I saw back in 2000 on this very site that Michael Bay was developing a show called "Quantico" with Twenteth Century Fox television. In was mentioned on his bio at the time.
That would be very cool to see that in fact. Even working with the creators of "24", Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon.
11-10-2007, 05:42 PM
I always pictured Prison Break as being a "Michael Bay-esque" TV show. Has sort of a "What if Michael Bay did Shawshank" vibe, I feel. Though I realise BRattner produces it.
11-11-2007, 08:39 AM
I've never seen that Prison Break. Mondays around that time I'm usually watching Football with the Tivo recording Chuck, Heros, CSI Miami.
My friend and I were talking last night and I came to the conclusion that I prefer TV to movies. Good TV to me has so much more space to stretch out in terms of epic storytelling, character development and such. The best example is how I hated Stargate yet the TV show Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis to me are amazing. Plus now it's cheap enough to do pretty good special effects for a show with a Linux render farm (thanks Shrek). There's a consistent look, feel, music, crew, etc. Just comforting I guess.
01-06-2008, 01:47 AM
Yeah, I have a lot of respect for people who work in full hour/full season TV series, actors included. The hours they work are just gruelling. I couldn't do it.
01-06-2008, 10:03 AM
[Prison Break] Has sort of a "What if Michael Bay did Shawshank" vibe, I feel. Though I realise BRattner produces it.
WOW. Please tell me that was sarcasm, Prison Break and Shawshank? OH i get it! Because they're both in a PRISON!!! That's why there so much alike..........right. Jeez dude.
edit-> okay sorry that was a lil harsh. I think Prison Break would be more like Stallone's Lock Up as done by Bay, in that the purpose of Lock Up was for him to get out, in Shawshank you don't KNOW he's about to up and bust out, which is why that is such a brilliant movie, and has been my #1 fav film since i saw in on VHS in 97.
Anyways TV is way to small for Bay, it wouldn't work at all. I can't agree with the CSI comments either, CSI would be ok for Tony Scott to do an ep. or 2, but not Bay, Bay's productions are far to big to translate to television, sorry. On top of the stories he tells tend to get a little......lengthy.