Skip to comments.i won't be waching 'Scandal' on ABC
Posted on 04/09/2012 9:45:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
I tuned in to watch Castle tonight. New show, Scandal, was on. Within the first 10 minutes, one of the main characters stated 'I hate Republicans'. So I turned it off.
Thanks for the warning. I hate shows that shove propaganda down our throats.
good decision. i’d do the same.
CASTLE is one of my favorite shows. And the program guide showed a new episode was going to be on, as did last week’s coming attraction. Needless to say, at 10:01 PM tonight I was one unhappy camper. I only lasted two minutes.
I won’t wach it either.
I tuned in a little late, and heard a guy who speaks at Republican functions be outed for being gay. That quickly, I was gone, never to return.
The left is opposed to diversity and promotes intolerance.
its 1939 for the American version of Nationalist Socialists Party.
A decorated wounded military vet that was an outspoken conservative and was pondering a run for congress was accused of murdering his "girlfriend"
When it looks like he is guilty and is arrested, his legal team tracks down footage from a security camera meeting his boyfriend and sucking face with the guy on a public street.
The defense team comes to him with the discovery but the guy refuses to allow them to show the tape which would exonerate him but out him at the same time.
After sitting in jail he decides to out himself, gets off of the charges and has a big press conference in uniform surrounded by fellow soldiers who all now celebrate his lifestyle. Basically the repeal of DADT saves the day and all is right in the world, blah, blah, blah.
Sorry on the off chance that anyone was foolishly waiting to watch this later, but I just saved you an hour of life that you can't take back.
If I wasn't too lazy to walk 15 feet across the room to pick up the darn remote, I would have saved myself the unpleasant experience and a lot of typing.
They probably thought of naming the show “Good Washington Bitches” but changed their minds after noticing the initials...
The lead chick is hot. who cares....
Tune out that broadcast tv manure. Broadcast stations are against responsible citizenry. It’s mass programmed garbage. I can’t watch any of it without feeling disgusted. There are a few shows on premium that do honest portrayals anymore. I can wait for them on DVD.
Try not returning to ABC at all! These scum don’t deserve any validation.
They think most “normal” people naturally hate Republicans. I have little doubt they believe nearly all Republican hoi pollio live out in the boondocks and have no televisions. After all, we can’t doubt them because they are smart and highly cosmopolitan.
Castle is a great show. That Scandal is looks like real Leftist garbage. The lead in that turd is a woman named Kerry Washington. She is a hack appointee for the Regime.
“Celeb Obama Appointee Accuses Repubs of ‘Legislative Violence Against Women’”
Ditto fiction writers. I throw the books out. Get a clue, writers. You may have talent but more than half your audience is offended when your agenda shows up in an otherwise good story.
Its very hard not to let your personal prejudices come out of your writing, but you really do have to try.
The clue is that half of the TV audience may very well be Republican, but almost none of the producers, directors and studio executives are, and they are the ones who determine what goes in. It does no good for a writer to produce the most realistic and fabulous conservative characters or dialogue if the "powers that be" simply refuse to include it.
I suffered through it; why I do not know.
I was a little off-put by the “I hate Republicans” but it is par for the course for Hollywood. When the soldier turned out to be gay, I was reassured that ABC was not veering from their all gay, all the time formula.
Funny thing, the episode didn’t resolve the murder of his fiancee—nobody cared about her once the Marine came out of the closet. Crappy writing on many levels.
One of the favorite tropes of a lot of lib tv writers during the last Bush presidency was to have average Americans, even military personnel, say how much they hated Bush and the Iraq war. If a conservative figure is depicted, he or she is frequentlyly portrayed as a religious fundamentalist, or a gun nut, or both.
Never watched it again after that. It was early in season one.
Not only propaganda. Have you noticed that on just about every show the black guy is the boss? Commercials too.
A. Create the "reality" that supports their left wing views.
B. Be fawned over by the "critics" while they toss around terms such as "genius" and "groundbreaking"
C. Get promoted incessantly in non political programs such as the NFL.
Best of all, if the program is truly awful, another writer will get another chance to make the same inane left wing arguments with a different show. Conservatives need not apply.
The networks should be boycotted and put out of their existence because they never will change.
I also tuned into Castle last night and turned the channel when I saw what was on.
That's why it's called gAyBC.
Sorry that I missed your warning. On my deathbed, I truly will be wishing that I had that hour back.
The gratuitous inserts are what I’m talking about. Some go out of their way to inject it when it is totally unnecessary to the story line. That they do on purpose. The characters will be interacting and suddenly there is a few lines of dialogue on race or homosexuality which actually distracts from the story. It simply doesn’t belong. It’s so blatant.
Well, that kind of thing deflects criticism from the gay and anti-racist lobbies, which are extremely powerful.
But the people who are really in charge are the producers and network executives. They determine what goes in and what doesn't, in line with what they think they can get away with re advertisers and viewers. If a writer develops storylines or dialogue that is deemed "inappropriate", it just won't be included. If the writer does it too often, or objects, they get fired. Simple as that. After all, it's not as if there is a shortage of replacements. Writers are ten a penny and they work very cheaply.
I sometimes think writers are called that because they are 'right' at the bottom of the hollywood/audiovisual industry pecking order. It's illogical, as without writers the TV and Film companies literally have no product (as the strike a bit ago proved quite convincingly) but there you have it. Writers are effectively working to order. They can make tat as required by network executives, in which case they can eke out a meagre living, or they can produce realistic, fair minded, even-handed dialogue and storylines that really does challenge existing prejudices, in which case they will starve.
All of which begs another question. Where's your freedom of speech now?
I am not quite sure how that relates to my post.
Besides I think you got too hung up on the word "writer". You may be quite right about the inner workings of TV writing but somebody, either a writer, executive or producer is deciding to work in left wing talking points and conservative straw men into their scripts . You are seeing viewers flee the networks in droves partly because they are tired at all the heavy handed left wing clap trap that makes its way into damn near every show.
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