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CBS
Topic by: Battie
Posted: May 22, 2005 - 6:16 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 27, 2005 - 7:33 PM PDT

author topic: CBS
Battie
post #1  on May 22, 2005 - 6:16 PM PDT  
Okay, I admit it...I watch a lot of CBS. The top five channels I watch are CBS, Cartoon Network (Adult Swim), Sci-Fi, Comedy Central, and Nick (for my Cosmo fix). But CBS the most often. I like CSI and Cold Case. They're largely B.S., but I like them.

Tonight's finale for Cold Case was, IMO, awesome. I loved the serial killer character (yeah, so he's evil and I'm glad he was knocked off, but I liked him--not many intersting villains lying about these days). And I loved the interaction between him and Lilly. ^_^

However, I do have some concerns about CBS. First, why does CSI seem to need extended gore-viewing? It was bad to begin with, but it seems that since the Parents Council whatever went nuts on them, that it's gotten worse. Flying in the face of critics? I don't want to see the gore--I want horror movies for that. I just happen to enjoy Grissom. (Eh, and perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I watched certain Discovery programs so often years ago that I began seeing reruns nonstop...)

Second, and this is far more worth my concern...what is with the Amber Frey movie? Since when do Americans glorify adulterers? Frankly, the stupid wench should've been sneered at, not held up as a hero on a made-for-tv movie. Okay, so I'm being harsh--generally speaking, I don't care if people cheat, despite considering it unconscionable behavior--but turning her into a HERO? The fact that she cooperated with police could've easily been because she could've gotten in trouble for NOT doing so. *rolls eyes* If I catch ANY friend of mine watching that horrid bit of *bleep*, I won't let 'em live it down!

Hmm...thinking on it a little more...I hate Made-For-TV movies. They're on the same level as those magazines that dig into movie stars' lives.
hamano
post #2  on May 22, 2005 - 7:21 PM PDT  
Well, you can't blame just CBS... all the networks dredge the bottom of the news/reality trough for movie ideas... at least they had the good taste to hire Janel Moloney to play amber. She's great!

I just avoid those movies... remember the Jessica Lynch movies where she was some kinda big heroine getting "rescued" from an Iraqi hospital where apparently she wasn't really in that much danger in the first place... Now the real Jessica Lynch is gonna be on that Extreme Makeover Home Edition show on ABC where they build dream homes for "deserving families"... The "lucky" family? That Navajo woman who was killed in the same action where Lynch was taken prisoner... her family will get a dream home on the rez.... Yeah, like Lynch was best friends with her or something... it's the network execs who are circling these "deserving families" like vultures around carrion.
kohnfused1
post #3  on May 24, 2005 - 1:51 PM PDT  
> On May 22, 2005 - 6:16 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> However, I do have some concerns about CBS. First, why does CSI seem to need extended gore-viewing? It was bad to begin with, but it seems that since the Parents Council whatever went nuts on them, that it's gotten worse. Flying in the face of critics? I don't want to see the gore--I want horror movies for that. I just happen to enjoy Grissom. (Eh, and perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I watched certain Discovery programs so often years ago that I began seeing reruns nonstop...)
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FYI, the season finale was done by Quentin Tarantino.
Battie
post #4  on May 24, 2005 - 2:57 PM PDT  
> On May 24, 2005 - 1:51 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> FYI, the season finale was done by Quentin Tarantino.
> ---------------------------------

I know, I know. But I barely know who that schmuck is. ^_^
kohnfused1
post #5  on May 26, 2005 - 1:27 PM PDT  
> On May 24, 2005 - 2:57 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 24, 2005 - 1:51 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > FYI, the season finale was done by Quentin Tarantino.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> I know, I know. But I barely know who that schmuck is. ^_^
> ---------------------------------

Pulp Fiction
Battie
post #6  on May 26, 2005 - 4:45 PM PDT  
> On May 26, 2005 - 1:27 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
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> Pulp Fiction
> ---------------------------------

It doesn't tell me why he's one of the most-mentioned directors around. :P
kohnfused1
post #7  on May 27, 2005 - 10:55 AM PDT  
> On May 26, 2005 - 4:45 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 26, 2005 - 1:27 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Pulp Fiction
> > ---------------------------------
>
> It doesn't tell me why he's one of the most-mentioned directors around. :P
> ---------------------------------

I'm guessing you're not a fan.

Oh well, life goes on.
Battie
post #8  on May 27, 2005 - 7:33 PM PDT  
> On May 27, 2005 - 10:55 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm guessing you're not a fan.
>
> Oh well, life goes on.
> ---------------------------------

I liked Pulp Fiction when I caught it on cable one day. But it's all I've seen of his work. It's kind of like insisting that Berserk is my favorite anime after seeing just that first episode.

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