Following up on this, it appears "instinct" has run out of original ideas, just three episodes into their run. There's a very credible accusation of plagiarism, involving the show's episode last week, and a (much too) similar storyline from the fifth season of "Bones". Basic plot is the same, and several instances of word-for-word duplicate scenes.
The story: https://quartzy.qz.com/1245791/an-episode-of-the-cbs-show-instinct-appears-to-have-copied-an-episode-of-foxs-bones/?ex_cid=SigDig ...and the evidence: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uF0_KtPs1J-5VMd09BrhbGD00iXuPnZB/view [https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/PX3I76kF1JT8qhzeouzb4CZtUDNfr-codPprWCT3AKP0KOGpuLM0dw8sGfg=w1200-h630-p]<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uF0_KtPs1J-5VMd09BrhbGD00iXuPnZB/view> bones instinct -.mp4<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uF0_KtPs1J-5VMd09BrhbGD00iXuPnZB/view> drive.google.com Doug Fields Tampa, FL ________________________________ From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of Doug Fields <d...@flids.net> Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 3:14 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [TV orNotTV] Why CBS' "Instinct" matters, by its showrunner This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be. Learn about spoofing<http://aka.ms/LearnAboutSpoofing> Feedback<http://aka.ms/SafetyTipsFeedback> I watched the pilot live, and I agree. Nothing special about the show. It’s absolutely boilerplate cop/non-cop buddy show. Completely derivative of every one that’s come before it…and, oh, look at that! He kissed that guy on the lips! **shrug** Big deal. It’s got a certain charm that might give it a chance for a renewal or two. But really, nothing to see here. Doug Fields From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kevin M. Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:23 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [TV orNotTV] Why CBS' "Instinct" matters, by its showrunner On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 10:53 AM Tom Wolper <twol...@gmail.com<mailto:twol...@gmail.com>> wrote: On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 12:13 PM, 'Bob Jersey' via TVorNotTV <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: Michael Rauch writes for THR<https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/why-cbs-instinct-history-making-gay-lead-matters-guest-column-1091642> (link) about how his Alan Cumming series — the first American primetime broadcast drama with an openly gay leading character — helps change the landscape. Not to be cynical but if the show gets cancelled after two episodes, how much does it matter or change the landscape? It's a mid-season replacement show and that shows the faith the network has in it. I caught the pilot free on iTunes... it is a quirky, upbeat, joke-filled show about catching a serial killer (traditionally a topics for guaranteed laughs?). The lead's homosexuality neither helps nor hinders the show. I'm not wild about the whole "cop with a non-cop partner" concept in general, so this one was going to be a hard sell for me. I wasn't sold. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TVorNotTV" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.