Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
I promise I'm not a scrooge, but these shows just bore me. I am absolutely desensitized to hospital shows, crime shows...
Watch TNT for 4 hours and you get over it all really quick.
Anyhoo- shows like House and Law and Order (the one with Vince Denofrio) seem so manipulated that I can't get into them. The writers basically take one genius and surround him with a bunch of dummies who make him look even smarter.
It's not exactly a new concept. Going back to Marcus Welby they had a show where a patient had a mysterious illness and it took the head doctor to figure it out. Jack Klugman was pretty much clueless on Quincy until about 10 minutes remained in the show and he'd tell Sam he figured it out and burst out of the lab.