Tuesday, March 02, 2010

No Jim Garner? No Rockford!!!!!!!!!

It is to vomit, as Hollywood brings back yet another TV series that is incomparable in its original.

Dermot Mulroney to star in "Rockford" update
By Nellie Andreeva
Sun Feb 28, 10:10 PM PST

Dermot Mulroney is NBC's new Jim Rockford.

In his first regular TV role, Mulroney is set to play the iconic private eye in the network's updated take on the hit 1970s drama that starred James Garner in the title role.

The new Jim Rockford is described as "slightly crumpled, wry humored, cynical, world weary, compassionate when it's called for and easily irritated by morons."

His troubled past includes doing some time as a convict and as a cop.

Aside from an arc on NBC's "Friends" in 2003, "My Best Friend's Wedding" co-star Mulroney has been focused on features, most recently appearing in "Burn After Reading."

NBC's "Rockford Files" was written by "House" creator David Shore, who is executive producing with Steve Carell.

You know what I'd like to see? If they must persist in retreading the great shows of the past, at least do it with a twist. A "Jenna Rockford" - some retread where they make the hero a woman instead of a guy.

Or heck, any series where the woman is a hero. For every show like The Closer or Bones (in which the woman is the star, yeah, but in an ensemble cast) we get retreads like White Collar (It Takes a Thief). The Good Wife - which I've never watched - is a lawyer drama rather than a cop or adventure show, eh?

Then there's the obscenity that is Spike TV, contributing to the further coarsening of the US with its crap beyond crap such as Blue Mountain High, Manswers, 1,000 Ways to Die and so on. And of course women contributing to their own degradation by starring in The Mean Girls Club and crap like that. God it sickens me!

I would never watch this crap but I'm forced to sit through the commercials (mercifully muted) while tryng to watch the various CSIs... and even NY and Miami are getting "ballsier" , i.e. more trying to titillate the male viewer and/or attract those who just love to look at gore...

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