Waiter Rant the show
Congrats to Steve at Waiter Rant for having his book optioned as a show.
Even though the service industry is a HUGE employer nationwide, the media has kept us much in the background.
Where we generally are kept anyways. However besides Cheers or a few sub par movies like Waiting there hasn't been much to say.
At work to shoot the shit sometimes we have talked about a TV comedy taking place in the restaurant. Certainly every restaurant has its drama, its romances and naturally its characters.
I hope they get it right and let Steve have his creativity get invloved and not have some over-produced glossy mess.
Myself, I'd see it as one part Clerks and one part The Office, if I had to give expectations.
Waiting tried to be the Clerks of the restaurant world, and but for a few moments, failed largely.
Flipping around the networks it is hard to find an actually well written, funny show. Most try to follow the Friends trend or to pick up former stars and put them in an unrecognizable situation.
Sure I like Barney on How I Met Your Mother, but without him the show would be crap.
I hope Waiter Rant the show would be something unconventional, just like The Office is funny because it is something most people can relate to, so could Waiter Rant.
I mean how many people have put time in during college at a bar or restaurant, how many have as a second job? Tens upon tens of millions.
We all can relate to an egotistical chef, clueless manager, manager with the heart of gold, shady waiter, wisecracking bartender.
Every restaurant has their own characters, so did Waiter Rant the book and I'd like to see a good translation to the screen.
Once again congrats Steve!