Friday, September 10, 2010

Cops, lawyers, doctors

I decided not to go to the CBS premiere party tonight because I don't want to sit through The Defenders and Mike and Molly to get to Shit My Dad Says, especially since I have no idea if Shatner showed or not. Did Shatner show?

Anyhow, I don't know what Mike and Molly is, although I can assume from the title that it's probably cutesy and will annoy me, but I know I don't want to watch The Defenders. I love Jerry O'Connell, don't get me wrong, but I am sick to death of shows about lawyers. Comedies, dramas, procedurals, whatever. Unless somehow they make a show about lawyers in space, I'm probably not going to watch it. And to be fair, Farscape already did an episode about space lawyers so that field has been plowed.

I also don't want to watch anymore shows about hospitals. And probably not cops either. There are a bazillion different interesting jobs out there, just ask Mike Rowe. Do we really need another show about doctors, lawyers or cops? It's a bit uncreative, I think. Of course doctors, lawyers and cops all have daily cases to solve, stories that lend themselves to procedural stuff. But if you meet people and talk to them, you'll hear all kinds of interesting ideas for stories that don't revolve around a hospital or a court room.

Or at the very least, set that shit in space.


  1. No more hospital or cop shows?
    Amen to that.

  2. I don't watch shows with file folders or crime boards. Why should I watch shows with lazy, static writing where people point and explain? If the highest level of tension a show can offer is someone reading a case file why should I waste my time?

    Basically, I don't watch much tv.


    "This partient is suffereing from... um, delicious!"

  4. I would watch a show about cannibal doctors. Actually that would be interesting, all about how they had to hide their people eating activities from the cops and also the lawyers looking to sue them for malpractice. Heck, maybe they started eating the bodies so there wouldn't be any evidence. Maybe one episode they eat a lawyer who's snooping around.

    I think you have something there, Bill.

  5. Anonymous3:47 PM

    Scarily enough, not sure if you're serious about liking Bill's idea or not :)

    On the one hand, that is a nice concept, on the other hand, really?

  6. Anonymous12:02 PM

    Hey Emily,
    I used to go to these shows often, but last month I got myself a Rot-weiler and a German Shepperd and my life is not the same. Now I have no time. They are both puppies and my cat loves them. You ever raised dogs and cat together, is it easy? Do you know how to feed all three, without them fighting?


  7. Anonymous2:01 PM

    I occasionally enjoy some shows with cops, lawyers and doctors.

    Nothing is original.

    Maybe we just need someone to with an interesting take on these time tested concepts.

    Or not.

    I hate to sound like a dick... but most people watching TV aren't all that bright. Hell, most people in general aren't all that bright. And they definitely don't think about this crap as critically as a writer might. Ever since I started writing, my taste in TV and film runs opposite to that of my friends.

    blah, blah, subjectivity, blah...


  8. Dear Eric, I have a cat and a dog. I put the cat food up on a table where the dog can't reach it, and after the first time the dog growled at the cat for getting near her food he stopped going near her food.

    Good luck. Pets make life better.


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