Friday, June 16, 2006

Life's a Pharm

Was watching Grey's Anatomy when this crosses my mind: Why there aren't any serial or sitcoms that are based on the lives of Pharmacists? There are a plethora of Medical series: Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, House, ER and Chicago Hope but not even one Pharmacy series. That's bloody unfair! Being pharmacists are glamourous too and their daily occupation can be also a cocktail full of the daily suspense, life-death situation, decision dilemma and lovey-dovey relationships. Hell, if they make a pharmacist orientated drama, we wouldn't be facing a shortage of pharmacists now.

Making a series on Pharmacist's life is not so difficult at all.. even I could do it..Let me teach you how.

First, you need a handsome guy as the male lead.


Second, you need a pretty girl as the female lead.


Then you need to throw in a support cast full of weirdos.

The whole idea is at the end of the season, the gal fall for the guy and they open their own pharmacy and live happily together forever. The weirdos are there to spice things up.

Then you need the location and an interesting title:

The brand new pharmacy series: LIFE'S A PHARM

Now the scenarios:
Of course in any love story, there will be lotz of complications, like
A male patient fall for the female pharmacist.
"after I exit this hospital, I'm going to your place everyday for panadol.."


Or can have some doctor-pharmacist relationships
Supervisor: "Litigate! you must report him! the doc is too careless! He nearly killed the patient!" Pre-registant Pharmacist: "I can't..he is my boyfriend... "


Of course, some other gals have to fall for the good looking guy too.
"oh cutey..the sleeping pills you prescribed were simply exceptional... I kept dreaming about you last night..


Then there are those arrogant docs who think they are cleverer and always right (if you are always right then you don't need pharmacists to look out for your mistakes, docs..)
Doc: "Me making a mistake? you must be nuts... I had been practising for 15 years and been in med school for 7 years..."
Pharmacist: But you prescribed tamsulosin for that guy who is just 30 years old. it can lead to him being impotent you know..."

Doc: (oops realised his mistake) He's been sleeping with my wife and I wanna make him impotent cannot meh. Nevermind, I'm not angry with him liao. Give him prazosin instead! See I so nice guy!


Then there can be some funny situation:
"are you sure you wanna get some viagra for your husband?"


Junkie looking customer:"I wanna two packets of clarinase please... Ah-Coo!"
Over-zealous pharmacist: "I can't give you Clarinase, you know, you look err..."

Junkie looking customer: "I'm sick can't you see! Ah-Coo! I want Clarinase!"

Over-zealous pharmacist "But you might use them to make Speed. I can't give it too you.."
*Knock-out punch.*

Of course a pharmacists job isn't complete without some extraporaneous fomulation job.


Consider a scenario where 2 pharmacists (the leading actors lah, who else) are confined in a room making cream:
"oooh... see the cream... so smooth.. oooh... so white...so soft...come, let me apply some cream to your face..."


then they can have a battle trying to smear cream over each other in every concievable body parts and have a creamy romantic time..

Easy right? So can anyone out there make a drama about pharmacists real soon please...PLEASE..? I wanna be in a glamorous occupation with lotz of gals swooning over me when I graduate...

P/s: Tamsulosin in a alpha 1 adrenoreceptor antagonist that is used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia in older men. One side effect of tamsulosin is that it can lead to impotence. Clarinase, a nasal decongestant, contain pseudoephedrine, which can be easily transformed into amphetamine (Speed) in backyard lab. Speed is a street drug that can make you 'high'.

11 comments:

brilliant_owl said...

why no series on pharmacists...? why why? well, it's easy, cause pharmacists lead a boring life...:P even tvb series got doc stories, police stories, lawyer stories etc..but nothing about pharmacist...haha...too bad... hopefully there will be one somedays in future, hopefully... but then hopefully they get a better male lead (i mean one who is much better than the one suggested in your post)...haha...
nyway, good that u try to tink of sth creative, but still there are plenty of rooms for improvement (hehe, trying to be the devils here...:P) keep it up...haha

Phiaw said...

Thank you very very much for the so so so encouraging comment.. I'm so so so touched...

huibing said...

geezzz ah phiaw!!! siao mer? we r ethical la... would u dispense prasozin for a guy who sleeps with the doc's wife?? menjatuhkan nama baik kite only. No need lahhh... jus biar him sleep with the doc wife lah. proly can recommend him viagra. Padan muke the doc. See, doc wife's pun dowan them. Who ask them to be so arrogant n ignorant twrds us! pandai sangat konon. wakkaaakkaaa...

khengying said...

WOw, so many people leaving their comments here.. i would like to join.. but i dunno wat to say...
hmmm... I would say "hey boon phiaw, I never know that you can actually come out with such intentive idea of making a series on pharmacists.. great job!!" hehe.. sounds sarcatic huh? no lar, i really mean it.. :D
but that 'making cream' part.. errr.. haha.. no comment
anyway, yeah, hope tat some script producer actually bumps into this blog accidentally and gets inspired.. hehe

klsz said...

O.o i'm surprised again...

Casper said...

a phiaw ar...

since when did your blog become a place for people to bash malaysia?

Phiaw said...

Sorry about some of the stupid spam.. wasted half and hour deleting them yesterday.. haiz. Btw klsz what so surprising.. izzit that you also tot that I have a lack of creativity O.o? Thx ppl for the comments...

Casper said...

turn on d moderation la... haha...

anyway, wish me luck for my exams...=)

klsz said...

O.o Never thought of that leh...

*blink blink*

-_-"

jen said...

haha...darn brilliant idea. If ever this idea gonna be put into reality, do call me along..;p
go go pharmacist go~!

Phiaw said...

Haha... yeah.. all pharmacy students help spread the idea!