April 20, 2009
The topic has been beaten to death (on my blog as well) but the writers/”journalists” bring it up again and again. Enjoy Fashion Financier’s comments as she attempts to battle the weak-minded Main Streeters in the open forum that is New York Magazine. I’ll bet that 75% of the people who comment aren’t even from Manhattan.
I was extremely irked last night. After finishing a weekend of playing golf and fueling my gambling habit at the poor man’s Vegas in New England, I settled down to enjoy my Sunday evening with a solid four hours of USA network television. I assume this is a common thing in the world of producing a television series, but I didn’t realize producers and writers would so blatantly rip off another series’ plotline.
Case in point: The premiere of Law and Order: CI. At first, the story started with some overt homage to its sister show, Law and Order: SVU. Drugs, sexual abuse, wealthy and well-connected political family. all the ingredients to a twisted yet entertaining SVU episode. However, as the plot unfoiled and the twist was revealed, I was appalled. The plotline ends with the step daughter of a NYC councilman being sexually abused by her step father (and inevitably becomes a drug addict and suicidal), having a daughter who is raised as her ‘sister’ and the rest of the family ignores this sick little fact and does little to prevent it from happening again.
CSI pretty much used this plot in an episode called “Blood Drops” which aired in 2000. You can read the synopsis here.
There should be a new post in the analyst tale this week. Happy Reading!