Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cop Shows

I confess to the guilty habit of watching TV cop/FBI shows, but I'm about to quit. I stopped CSI years ago because of all the dead bodies. If I wanted to look at dead bodies I would be, right now, an M.D.

The Mentalist is OK; Law and Order is still generally OK, with the puzzle the main thing, and I can usually figure it out in the first ten minutes or less, so the fun is in being right about something for once (or twice), except when I'm wrong.

But the rest of these things are disgusting. Especially Medium which has been getting more grisly with every season. It's like CSI spawned a virus that's infected all of them. I watched Medium last night with my eyes closed every time there was a tight camera angle on someone or on a door about to be opened.

Down with decomposition, I say, and up with people. Stories about living people who are not murderers or child molesters.

Brothers and Sisters, anyone?

11 comments:

jinksy said...

Yay - love Brothers and Sisters, too!

Texas Legacy Lady said...

I couldn't help but laugh to myself when I read that if you wanted to see dead bodies, you'd be an M.D. It was just that I don't think you'd want to see dead bodies. That wouldn't be a good reference.

I agree about all the autopsies and corpses being shown. It seems the blood and gore becomes worse each weak. I read somewhere that people are in line and excited about portraying a corpse in the productions.

Quite frankly, I like to watch the old movies, history channels, western movies and Antiques Roadshow. They could leave out the reality shows. Yuck! I've never watched "Brothers and Sisters" but do like "24" and "The Mentalist" and can tolerate "Criminal Minds". I even enjoy the re-runs of "Murder She Wrote" late at night. I love Angela Lansbury. Blessings.

Texas Legacy Lady said...

I do know it's week, not weak. It's just a senior moment! That should teach me to proof first.

Bdogs said...

Criminal Minds isn't too bad, I agree. Oh, and about the M.D. reference, it was the need for dissecting cadavers that kept me out of med school--I wasn't talking about patients! But I laughed at the way it sounded!

Texas Legacy Lady said...

Ditto on the cadavers. When in high school, I was set to become a doctor. My friend's dad was the administrator at the V.A. Hospital and arranged a tour for me of the autopsy rooms. He knew what he was doing. That tour changed my mind pretty quickly. Happy Trails!

thedomesticfringe said...

Amen! I want to watch some shows about the living.

Too many murder shows get depressing after a while.

-FringeGirl

PJ's talking... said...

Law & Order, is my standby, now the Mentalist... I like his smile. The rest is too silly to be funny, too bloody/sick to be interesting. 2 and a half men has become too dirty to have a child on the show. I vote we go back to conversation, reading a book, or an old movie that they don't sing in....

Sydney said...

You are way further than me... I am bottom feeding -- well, shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race are quality shows in their own right. And I guess Project Runway could be too. And Dancing with the Stars reminds me of the old time entertainment like Lawrence Welk, but in a really good way...

I've been addicted to In Treatment on HBO with the lucscious Gabriel Byrne... have you seen it?

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Bdogs said...

Thank you, Sydney. And PJ, you surely have nailed 2 1/2 men. That one defines the word "smarmy".

I watched a season of "In Treatment" last year. Is this new, or a repeat? If it's new, I will smack myself. I thought last year's was fascinating.

sizzie said...

Isn't it CSI that started the whole 'let's take the camera into the wound' thing? I do not like that up close and personal look.

I have been watching In Plain Sight and like it. Although, I need to find fewer shows I like so maybe the bad bad stuff is working in my favor by keeping me away.

Sydney said...

This is a new season... and if you have on Demand, at least mine has changed it where you can watch eps you missed but they don't let the whole season pile up, just the recent 5 or so.. they do repeat them several times a week and several times within a given night.

They are not showing one a night like last year --M-F. They are doing 2 eps I think on Sunday nights, and another three on Tuesday.
Showing a little more of the therapists personal life too, and I like how they weave it in. Lots of good stuff with his father dying too.

Look for it, tonightt on HBO!!! Or maybe you can google and watch the eps online?