By now you’ve probably heard that the CW is developing Little Women into a television series. But they are putting a twist on it. Although, I can’t really call it much of a twist when they are basically just borrowing the character names for a gritty teen drama. I’m just going to let the synopsis speak for itself here:
Written by [Alexis] Jolly, Little Women is described as a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, in which disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined – all while trying not to kill each other in the process.
I think the CW is trying to jump on the Pride & Prejudice & Zombies bandwagon before it even happens. And we don’t even know if that will be a success. But what I do know is that this show will be filled with ridiculously skinny and gorgeous people and have a lot of soapy side action that will make you wonder why you tune in every week, but gosh dammit you will!
After this story broke a few days ago, Tricia (Editor-in-Chief) and I started thinking of other classic literature properties the CW can start developing. You’re welcome, CW.
Captain Ahab, who is a ridiculously good looking teenager who seems far too young to be a Captain, is on a quest to hunt down Moby Dick. This whale killed the father that he barely knew, since he was always at sea, but he MUST AVENGE his father. But will his vendetta be stopped when he meets an equally ridiculously good looking mermaid that is trying to save the creatures of the sea?
A group of ridiculously good looking teenagers living in Hell’s Kitchen during the 1970s are living the hard-knock life on the streets of New York. In an effort to avoid the gang-life, and starvation, they join a traveling circus that comes to town. But they soon find out the people that run the circus have darker agendas then delighting townsfolk.
Catherine is the ridiculously good looking popular girl at school, but despite her prospects, she’s never really had a date. That’s because of her lost love Heathcliff, a young boy who went missing after her father brought him into the family after discovering him haunting the woods around their home. One day at school, Heathcliff returns (and he’s obviously ridiculously good looking), but he’s broody and withdrawn and wants nothing to do with her perky friends. Catherine will do anything to solve the mystery that is Heathcliff and reconnect with her summer romance. But will she still want to know him after discovering he might be a vampire?
Season two of the show features a 10 year time jump, and a completely new cast, but ultimately has the same storyline as the first season.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
All the world’s a stage, especially when you’re trapped in it! Four ridiculously good looking teenagers think they are on a camping retreat but they soon realize things aren’t normal, especially when they find out they were all in accidents before coming to the camp. It turns out they’ve been trapped in a computer simulation, and the people controlling the program are toying with their lives and emotions. The programmers, meanwhile, have their own issues, as Bottom, a leftover Beta patient, and failed experiment, is screwing with the current experiment from within.
The Scarlet Letter
Robots (who are synthetically ridiculously good looking humans) have over taken the world and humans are the dredge of society. In a small New England town, a robot and a human will fall in love and be caught in the act. The robot is branded with a scarlet H for human lover and becomes the outcast of his robot town. But will things change as a virus starts affecting the robots and they must turn to the humans for help?
The Picture of Dorian Grey
In a selfie obsessed world, where teenagers fight for the most likes on their photos, one ridiculously good looking young man rises to the top of social media fame. His name is Dorian Grey. He made a deal with an Instagram commenter that promised him followers galore. At first, he is delighted by the attention. But he begins to notice his photos aren’t reflecting him, but rather a monster, and the people that are first to comment on his photos start dying off in gruesome ways. Will he be able to stop taking selfies to save a life?