Sunday, June 20, 2004

Lifetime...television about Jacko

One of the things I missed the most while I was in France was Lifetime t.v. Mainly because the Golden Girls is my favorite show ever, but I also got a kick out of making fun of their "made for tv movies."

Anyway, I was looking at it today, and apparently their show Strong Medicine (which I have never seen) is having a "ripped from the headlines" show, a la Law and Order. And guess what the story is? A female pop star comes to stay at the hospital, the doctors introduce her to a little girl who is a huge fan, and then the star invites the girl to stay over at her own personal "Neverland." Then, of course, when something inappropriate happens, the nurses get blamed for introducing them. And they spend the rest of the show talking about it.

Or at least that's what the previews say.

(Brief pause while Court steps up on her soapbox)

Ok, so if you're going to do a whole "ripped-from-the-headlines" thing, fine. But you should know, people are tired of that. Because Law and Order did it way too much and it just got annoying.

AND, if you're going to do a whole "ripped-from-the-headlines" thing, at least pick something that's not so recent and already over media frenzied, like Michael Jackson.

What does a girl have to do for a little originality these days?

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