May 12, 2006

ER Blogging

I've been a fairly loyal fan of ER for many years now. I've watched the characters come and go and the storylines change, but this season has almost convinced me to change the channel on Thursday nights.

Last week's episode was entirely in Africa. An entire hour of political, social commentary on the situation in Darfur. This is not what I watch ER for. At first I thought to myself, "they'll get back to Chicago after the commercial," but every commercial went by and the show went right back to Darfur.

I started yelling at the TV, literally. I was so pissed.
And to top it off, it isn't even subtle commentary!

Last night's episode had characters screaming lefty drivel at Soldiers who were there to notify a doctor that her husband had been killed in action. I get that people are angry when their friends die, but do we need multiple characters to burst into screaming fits about how they think the war is wrong?

I get it ER writers - you're anti-Iraq, you're pro-Darfur - how about not insult my intelligence about it, ok?

In fact, I'm almost pissed off enough to just stop watching NBC all together ...

Posted by Princess Cat at May 12, 2006 06:54 AM @ 06:54 AM in SSDD // Permalink | TrackBack

I don't remember the last time I watched a broadcast network besides Fox :-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 13, 2006 06:47 AM

... Wait. ER's still on? Amazing. Didn't everyone leave the show or die?

Posted by: Lysander at May 14, 2006 08:55 PM