I love these new “timed team event” shows like Monster Garage, Monster House, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In these shows, a team has to build or convert something in a set time limit, usually five days. There’s usually a lot of drama, yelling, and screaming, but they invariably end up with something beautiful at the end that just blows everyone away.
Why not Monster App? Pick a charity organization that needs a new Web site. We could start the show by sitting at the old Web site and laughing at how inept it is. Then we’d get to work.
We’d have five days to build a complete new Web site incorporating all their requirements (which wouldn’t be allowed to change — ha!). I can see the late nights, the frayed nerves, the screaming matches when the app starts throwing parse errors 10 minutes before the red countdown clock reaches zero…just before we unveil a cool new Web site that just makes everyone realize how wicked awesome we all are.
I think you could make a show out of this. I’d watch it.