HOUSE, 2 BROKE GIRLS, TWO AND A HALF MEN
• CLAIRE: 20S. ABLE TO TELL WHAT MEDICATIONS SOMEONE IS TAKING.
• VICTORIA: 20S. CLAIRE'S BEST FRIEND
• HENRY: 40. CLAIRE'S BOSS.
• MATTHEW: 20S. CLAIRE'S HOT NEIGHBOR.
• CHRIS: 20S. CUTE GUY CLAIRE STARTS CHATTING WITH.
A pharmacist with the synesthetic ability to sense people’s medical prescriptions navigates her career, love, and friendships - while questioning the industry in which she works.
Target Gender: Universal
Based on a True Story
Claire Thomas, 25, a pharmacist savant. spends her days filling prescriptions at CostRite Pharmacy. Sherlock Holmes has nothing on Claire, who is able to see what drug every person is on. A byproduct of synesthesia. She recognizes people’s insecurities, phobias, and their general fucked-up-ness.
Socially detached, Claire struggles with learning to adult, date and being comfortable in her own skin. All the while, she comes to terms with the reality that she is part of the very industry with which she questions on a daily basis. Ultimately driving her to become a prescription vigilante.
Refills addresses heavy subject matter. However, at its heart, it is a dramedy that embraces the comedic element of day-to-day life. It's a little GIRLS meets BREAKING BAD. It's light, yet fraught with insecurities. Most of the show is awkward - wether it involves dating, drugs, or simple conversation. That's because Claire is pretty freakin' weird. She spends a lot of time in her head, with voice over playing a large part of every episode. In addition, she experiences flashbacks that provide backstory to her unique personality. It is topical, controversial and awkwardly captivating. It's objective is to make you laugh, cringe, and question at the same time
Mature Audience Themes
Plot - Other Elements
Plot - Premise
Main Character Details
Name: Claire Thomas
Key Traits: Complex,Modest,Insecure,Funny
Additional Character Details
Name: Victoria Kim
Key Traits: Adventurous,Narcisstic,Badass,Sexy
Additional Character Details
Name: Matthew Wiseman
Key Traits: Heartthrob,Masculine
Additional Character Details
Name: Sheila Kelly
Key Traits: Sexy,Confident,Blunt,Funny
TV Pilot. Claire Thomas, an awkward young pharmacist, has a gift. She knows every drug a person is on. She struggles with her insecurities, relationships and adulting while questioning the drug industry itself.
What We Liked
- This pilot is nonstop funny - it makes you laugh out loud while reading it;
- It's a really unique concept for a show that hasn't really been done in any variation;
- Timely with the discussions about the over-prescribing epidemic in the United States;
- This is a pilot for a one hour drama, but it’s just as suited for a half hour comedy;
- Sexy; Good possible romances.
Claire (25) is a pharmacist with a special ability--due to a rare form of synesthesia, she can immediately tell what medications a person is taking or prescribed within moments of meeting them. This really helps her in her job at the pharmacy, but hinders her personal life. It's hard to go on dates and give people a chance when she can immediately see the various prescriptions potential suitors are taking, warning her of everything from STDs to various neuroticisms.
Claire's best and only friend Victoria, a sexually proud Korean American, wants to help Claire break out of her shell and shows up at the pharmacy to invite Claire to go to a singles board game night with her. Claire refuses, however, due to her own shy nature. Instead, Claire goes home and avoids an awkward run in with her gorgeous neighbor, Matthew, by taking the stairs instead of sharing the elevator with him. Claire can barely manage a conversation with Matthew about mail and even forgets his name, despite fantasizing about him.
Claire lives alone with her cat, Matilda. Claire realizes that she's all out of cat food and human food and wants initially to order in, but then remembers that she had an uncomfortable interaction with the guy who delivered her food last time. While in the grocery store, Claire meets an old cat lady who tells her that they're both the same and asks her when Claire decided to give up on human companionship in favor of the cat lady lifestyle. Claire is horrified by this and immediately begins to worry that she will end up alone because there is something wrong with her. Claire has flashbacks to meetings with various psychologists and psychiatrists as a kid, as everyone tried to diagnose her with excuses for her presented anxiety and idiosyncrasies. Claire gets rid of all the healthy meals and instead fills her grocery cart with junk food, causing the cashier to try and bond with her over their shared tastes and begin to ask her out. Claire quickly rushes out of the grocery store to avoid interaction with him further.
At home, Claire and Matilda watch Sixteen Candles together while Claire eats from a tub of ice cream until Victoria barges into the room and tells her that they're going to the singles night. Despite protests from Claire, eventually she relents and agrees to go after expressing her concern that she will end up alone. The two go to the singles night and Victoria flirts with some men, while Claire plays Operation with another group and meets a cute guy named Chris. Victoria soon interrupts and talks with Claire in front of everyone about how Claire needs' to get dick, embarrassing Claire. Still, Chris asks Claire for her instagram handle and the two exchange information and a few flirty comments. Chris reaches out to her on instagram, and she resolves to put herself out there more, before retiring for the evening with her vibrator.