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.