Scott Hardie | April 19, 2004
Every time I read about the new "Law & Order" series this fall (such as here), the article invariably mentions what a guaranteed success the new series will be, and how every spin-off so far has drawn huge ratings. Uh huh, so that's why "Law & Order: Crime and Punishment" did so poorly in summer 2002 that it didn't even last thirteen episodes? That was the one that re-enacted real trials with real testimony, filmed in a documentary format. It was such a flop that people today don't even remember it, but I do, and I have the theme song on my computer to prove it. I don't care how many "Law & Order" shows they put on television because I rarely watch them, but it bugs me when people can't remember something existing less than two years ago. NBC is doomed to repeat its mistake if it does not learn from it.

Anna Gregoline | April 19, 2004
People seem to like pretending certain things didn't happen. I don't like it either, but it seems to be a trend. It's been shown that big organizations (i.e. the federal government) can ignore/pretend something has not occurred, and the American public will eventually forget all about it. What's good for the goose is good for the gander...

Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.

Other Discussions Started by Scott Hardie

Largo Embargo

I don't understand the negative reaction to a Florida city manager coming out as transsexual, which has resulted in his firing. Go »


What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Go »

Promotion Poll Redux

Rock Block players: I wonder if the sidebar poll that exists now, which keeps asking whether you think artist A or artist B is greater, is an inefficient and inaccurate way to gather information about artist rankings. Go »

Grid Strategy

Ok, this might affect gameplay for some people for me to say this, and the smart players aren't even going to answer me anyway, but I can no longer resist asking: Why do some (most? Go »

Music Snapshot

My imminent task in the ongoing process of packing is to put away my CD collection. I keep all 300 discs in a carousel-style player on my desk because I hate to fiddle with the jewel cases and I really love having 300 discs on "shuffle all. Go »

Samir Day

Samir, happy birthday today! I hope you're out having fun this weekend. When you have time, I bet you have a good answer to the annual question: What have you learned in the last year? Go »