Friday, May 18, 2007

In the Dinozzo

It's been almost 3 months in the new job at channel Ten and finally I believe I am getting my head around this whole American crime drama initial thing. NYPD, CSI, NCIS, SVU, CI, NFI ...
I mean am I the only person out there who thinks this is ridiculous and that these show are all well what can I say...crap? Crazy isnt it that I have to convince the punters out there to watch them all. Last week I was fortunate enough to meet Michael weatherly (Tony Dinozzo above) current darling of Australian TV because he bothered to come out here and host the Logie awards. At least he didnt take himself too seriously unlike the rest of us media clowns who followed him from dawn til dusk, recording his every move, philosophy and nuance on camera, tape, flilm, audio tape, hard disk recorder and mobile phone computer GPS.
In fact he seemed to be the only one with any sort of clarity. He realises that NCIS (naval criminal investigative Service) is the kind of show that hasnt just jumped the shark, it never actually made it to the shark in the first place. The average american wouldn't blink if he walked past on the street but here he is out here a mega god. Why do we love him and his crap show? Why do we keep voting for John Howard? These are the questions. Maybe the answers are... it's the episode you can't miss, a must see bonanza of unmissable tv that will change your life, your childrens life and save the economy... 8.30 tonight on Ten... Seriously

1 comment:

torshy said...

Actually I have to say, compared to watching a chick strip while callers phone in and try to solve word puzzles, those American crime shows are beginnning to look quite sophisticated.

In fairness to German telly, they also have some pretty good crime dramas, which don't involve initials, are interesting and well-made and rarely end with a tacky court/rescue/love scene. Check it out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatort