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The Night Shift…

NBC’s The Night Shift looks like Grey’s Anatomy and ER thrown into a blender with Chivas. The trailer opens with casual sexism and follows up with every medical drama cliche imaginable.

I resent the use of the war in Afghanistan as a “sexy” backstory for a stubbly maverick leading man. I can’t recall a depiction of a physically disabled, permanently disfigured veteran. I guess that doesn’t play well in primetime.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Pop Life

 

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Sean Saves the World…

OK, a few things…

1) How was Sean Hayes conned into making this series? If this is the pilot, then it’s not like he received a great first script, signed on, the writers all died, and the producer’s trained seal picked up the slack for the rest of the season.

2) There is not one authentic moment or character in this trailer. Human beings and actual human situations are funny. You can have legitimate conflict and thoughtful performances… or, I guess, you can go with mustached men who have birds resting on their shoulders.

3) The trailer touts its “Emmy-winning” star who can’t be bothered to learn another first name for his character. I gave Tony Danza a break in “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” The man was a boxer and took some hits to the head.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Pop Life, Social Commentary

 

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