I developed a story which I conceived as a serialized drama, each episode 1 hour long about a young guy from New York who is stranded in L.A. which he doesn't know. He can't face returning to NY and his parents due to his humiliation (which is in the pilot) and his lies so he decides to stay in L.A. for a few days until he can get up the courage to go back home. He ends up staying with a couple who turn out to be drug dealers. They offer him a temporary position distributing which he accepts (because, being a writer, it will make a great story, he thinks). He falls in love with a girl in L.A. and is drawn into the life there. I've submitted the pilot to several readers (companies) all of whom either hate it almost completely or at least feel the protagonist is weak and uninteresting. Some like the story idea but each time I make changes to address the issues the next reader hates it more. They all say he is weak and unchallenged but, to my thinking, this is the pilot, it sets him up for staying in L.A. where he learns how to grow up, etc. What to do? (I know, very open ended question; so apologies for it).