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September 27, 2010

New TV Shows

-- by Dave Johnson

My wife and I watched some of the new TV shows. We had set up the TiVo to record them, so we were able to catch them at our leisure. Is there another writer's strike going on, or is it just bad writing?

Blue Blood. Right away the police are torturing someone, drowning him in a toilet after smashing his face on the porcelain several times. I guess it's supposed to be OK because he then tells them where a kidnapped child is located. (On TV torture is always a positive because very very bad people are tortured and they always give up important information that immediately saves innocent lives in the nick of time.) This show is off our list and we will not give it a second chance, no matter what, after being made to watch the violent torture scene. I think in the future viewers should be warned if the people involved in making this show are involved with any others. Too bad because we love Tom Selleck in the Jesse Stone series.

Lone Star. Terrible, offensive, insulting, we watched about ten minutes and told the TiVo never to record another one. Who thought this would be interesting? It's not like Dexter which has some depth and is well-written.

Detroit 1-8-7. Formula, but we were able to watch it to the end without getting sick. So maybe we'll give it a chance.

Chase. Copy of In Plain Sight? We won't know because we couldn't stand watching it for long enough to find out what it is about. Formula. People running, chasing bad guys, running, chasing, running chasing. Turned it off really fast. Not interested.

Outsourced. Not as well done as the movie (rent it, it's a great, great movie), but we did watch till the end, enjoyed the characters. It is a very bad time for this show, because of the anger it has to bring up in people who have lost jobs, but they do portray the Indian people as interesting, likable and actual individual human beings. Maybe the show will survive.

Posted by Dave Johnson at September 27, 2010 12:37 PM


Comments

Police torture/brutality is same issue with Hawaii 5 O where the governor opens her hiring spiel with a promise of full immmunity to the potential Cop.

Talk about an open ended invitation to torture, illegal conduct, theft and all so many other abuses by an agent of the government.

Posted by: rational [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2010 2:45 PM

Police torture/brutality is same issue with Hawaii 5 O where the governor opens her hiring spiel with a promise of full immmunity to the potential Cop.

Talk about an open ended invitation to torture, illegal conduct, theft and all so many other abuses by an agent of the government.

Posted by: rational [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2010 2:46 PM

Oops sorry for double post.

Posted by: rational [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2010 2:47 PM

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