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Hunter is back on the air. With Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer. And director/creator Frank Lupo. The two-hour premiere is on right now. It's going to jump start a new Hunter series that starts next Saturday.

so far eight minutes has gone by... and it's horrible. bad acting, bad drama. stuck in the eighties. should have been left there. And Fred Dryer looks old.

The return of Dragnet started all of this. What's next? William Shatner comes back as TJ Hooker? Erik Estrada in ChiPs?



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Apr. 13th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
hey do you have aim? if you do im me. sn is fhqwhgads.
Apr. 13th, 2003 11:58 am (UTC)
wait... is this directed at me, or at grayscale?

me, i tend to avoid AOLIM like the plague.
Apr. 13th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC)
no tj hooker.

william shatner will only EVER be the captain.
and you know of which captain i speak.
Apr. 13th, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC)
Apparently it's really hard to come up with new ideas, and even harder to sell them.
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Apr. 13th, 2003 04:15 pm (UTC)
it's easy....
There's truth in that. I should have said that those who are creative aren't having their work used enough, and that the people who decide what goes on the air aren't the ones who want creativity. I was being sarcastic, I guess.
The list of those who shouldn't have been encouraged is quite long, indeed. Starting with people who go on these "Idol" shows, or, God forbid, put their children on!! Just a slight cut above those who sent in pictures of people falling down to "Funniest Home Videos." Come to think of it, there's some crossover there...
Apr. 13th, 2003 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: it's easy....(so say ms. a)
there are many reasons for the dearth of quality televsion, especially network television. one, reality shows are easy to make and people are watching them. two, people (both producers and audience) are lemmings. if one show is a hit (say, who wants to be a millionaire), it spawns more of its ilk. so now that dragnet is a 'hit', we see others show tripping the life fantastic. three, anything that is halfway daring and different (i.e., miracles which had a chance to be something even if it wasn't there yet) gets jerked around and put on an extremely short leash because the station doesn't have faith in quirky. four, whenever you do anything by committee (as is production of most shows), the product is usually crap.

i miss my cable.
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Apr. 14th, 2003 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: it's easy....(so say ms. a)
i guess faith wasn't the precise word i should have employed. balls might be better. it may be about money but networks are much quicker to pull the plug than, say, cable. seinfeld floundered when it first came out, but it became one of the most popular television shows ever. it seems that new shows these days that aren't watered-down comedies (on network) are given extremely short leashes and yanked if they don't jump into the top ten in, say, the first month they're out. yes, i'm exaggerating, but not by much.

i'm not disagreeing that it's easier to produce reality shows especially since many people watch them. i'm not even especially diagreeing that most people wouldn't want to watch a television show that i personally would find intriguing. it just reinforces why i miss cable so much because then, at least, i could watch espn and the food network and not care that there isn't much quality programming. at the same time, i don't think it's silly to want something that satisfies what i'm interested in. i ceratinly don't expect television (or movies or literature) to provide it, but it doens't mean i'm going to stop wishing it existed.

as for what you said about your friends and movies, it's how i feel about people and arts in general. for all the people saying they want something other than reality tv or hollywood movies or oprah books, i don't see much effort on their part to support the alternatives.
Apr. 14th, 2003 07:37 am (UTC)
I know we each don't get to have our own network, etc. but in going always for the lowest common denominator, they do miss out on an audience. Someone's always trying to sell me something I have no interest in, and when I do want something, no one's providing the option I might buy. This goes for stores as well as media, restaurants as well as entertainment.
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