Regardless, the show had good potential (and Ex-Delta Operator Eric L. Haney was it's technical consultant - go Haney), and after re-watching the beyond awesome Mamet film Spartan this past weekend, I'm in the mood for Mamet. So this link came as a delightful surprise to me, and I figure I would pass it along to you good folks.
The link in question.
And although I've linked to it before, I'll put up another link to Dan Abnett's blog here.
I will beg Mr. Mamet's forgiveness and reproduce what I think is the crux of his argument (and yes, he wrote it in all caps...):
SO: WE, THE WRITERS, MUST ASK OURSELVES OF EVERY SCENE THESE THREE QUESTIONS.Happy reading.
1) WHO WANTS WHAT?
2) WHAT HAPPENS IF HER DON’T GET IT?
3) WHY NOW?
THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS ARE LITMUS PAPER. APPLY THEM, AND THEIR ANSWER WILL TELL YOU IF THE SCENE IS DRAMATIC OR NOT.