[FairfieldLife] Re: TV for third graders

2013-09-24 Thread turquoiseb
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu noozguru@... wrote:

 Last night was the debut of a couple broadcast network TV 
 shows. One was Hostage starring Toni Collette and Dylan 
 McDermott and produced by showrunner Jerry Bruckheimer 
 (CSI). You'd think with all the trouble the networks 
 are having with their shows they'd get better writers.  

Why? Look at the posters people on this forum think
are intellectual giants. Based on that, I'd suspect
that writing to the third-grade level may be aiming
too high.  :-)

Seriously, thanks for the heads-up and the thumbs-down.
I won't bother. Breaking Bad seems to be one of the
rare exceptions; I will miss it. I *won't* miss Dexter.







Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: TV for third graders

2013-09-24 Thread Bhairitu

On 09/24/2013 10:22 AM, turquoiseb wrote:


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu noozguru@... wrote:

 Last night was the debut of a couple broadcast network TV
 shows. One was Hostage starring Toni Collette and Dylan
 McDermott and produced by showrunner Jerry Bruckheimer
 (CSI). You'd think with all the trouble the networks
 are having with their shows they'd get better writers.

Why? Look at the posters people on this forum think
are intellectual giants. Based on that, I'd suspect
that writing to the third-grade level may be aiming
too high. :-)

Seriously, thanks for the heads-up and the thumbs-down.
I won't bother. Breaking Bad seems to be one of the
rare exceptions; I will miss it. I *won't* miss Dexter.



The show had possibilities but not with such dumb writing.  After a 
season of Under the Dome which held that spot it was a bit boorish.  
It's about a conspiracy which of course would be up my alley.  Toni 
Collette plays a doctor who is slated to do some minor surgery on the 
President.  Some thugs break in and take her and her family hostage 
(spoiler) to get her to kill the President during the surgery (dumb down 
point number one).  But there's something afoot here because the leader 
of the thugs is an FBI agent.  There is a clue at the beginning about 
what is really going on with him.


The second show NBC's The Blacklist which I haven't watched yet. I 
also recorder Mom because on Talking Bad the actor who played Badger 
was a guest and is on Mom along with Anna Faris who can be very funny 
if given a chance.  I haven't watched it yet either.