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International Diplomacy TV Show

Like CSI but about UN Diplomats
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Most modern international drama shows, like "24", are about heroic men and women who foil the terrorist just in time. It's a very Americentric, gung-ho point of view, where problems are usually solved with guns and good old-fashioned American gusto.

Let's try a slightly different viewpoint. Have an episodic, tension and drama-type show, about diplomats and negotiators working for the United Nations. Problems would be solved by long, rapid-fire back and forth exchanges between diplomats from various countries, political savvy and intrigue, and behind-the-scenes maneuvering. All in the name of world peace.

Each hour-long episode would deal with an "international crisis of the week" problem. Most would resolve within the hour, but some would stretch into two-part episodes. Also, there would be several running arcs that span the entire series, possibly having to do with back-room coverups, international conspiracies, and major political backstabbing.

qt75rx1, Mar 09 2008

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080297/
Not quite the same theme as [qt75rx1]'s idea but similar in style, I think. [DrBob, Mar 10 2008]

Smiley's People http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083480/
Sequel to the above. [DrBob, Mar 10 2008]

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       Nominated for best newby idea. Welcome.
zeno, Mar 09 2008
  

       I think George Lucas went down this path. Look at the results.
Texticle, Mar 09 2008
  

       I would like to make a facetious and dismissive comment at this point, but find myself unable to do so. [+]
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 09 2008
  

       Thanks [zeno]! I love this site -- it's exactly what I've been looking for all these years!
qt75rx1, Mar 10 2008
  

       I just remembered how much I like the word "gusto". It's even better prefixed with "good old-fashioned American". Thanks.   

       This would work, but all the characters would have to have easily pronouncable names.
phoenix, Mar 10 2008
  

       Reminiscent of 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' and 'Smiley's People'.
DrBob, Mar 10 2008
  

       An endless series of strongly worded letters and not much other action.
Noexit, Mar 11 2008
  

       Sounds West Wingish. I liked that show.
RayfordSteele, Mar 11 2008
  

       A special promotion for the premiere: Free carton of Jolt Cola.
sprogga, Mar 12 2008
  
      
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