October 07, 2007


I wasn't going to waste time writing about this because if I wrote about every time something on TV made me mad, well, this would become a TV blog. But I saw this link on Conservative Grapevine and immediately thought, "I saw that piece of crap episode."

The latest episode of the CBS crime show "Cold Case" depicted presumably devout Christian teens in an abstinence club as sexually active hypocrites who literally stone a member to keep their sins secret.

OK, look, I get that most of Hollywood is going to scoff at abstinence programs in schools. Fine. But there was something just so wrong about some of the scenes in this show. The cops kept rolling their eyes at the witnesses they interviewed from the abstinence club. Smirking and making smartass comments about how weird their beliefs are. And we're talking about the murder of a fifteen year old. The 40-year-old virgin might bring in some laughs, but seriously? Cops are sneering at 15 year olds who aren't gettin' any? It was just offensive. Who in their right mind looks down on abstinent 15 year olds?

So the show had the repressed Christian kids who kill the slut with the heart of gold. Now I'm rolling my eyes...

Posted by: Sarah at 08:09 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 There are a significant number of people--especially in academia and in the entertainment industries--who have so much dislike and contempt for their fellow Americans that a scenario like this seems more probable and disturbing to them than the *real* stonings and death threats that are going on.

Posted by: david foster at October 07, 2007 11:08 AM (K5BgP)

2 I stopped watching that show awhile ago, when it became one PC cliche after another. Their usual bete noir is racist, homophobic white males. Like the Law and Order shows, the episodes become really tired if you're not a fan of unoriginal stereotypes and left wing politics.

Posted by: James Hudnall at October 07, 2007 03:05 PM (RggAf)

3 I was doin' my best to ignore the "politics" but last weeks show didn't sit well with me either. But...I thought I'd give it one more shot. Tonites show? I'm horrified. And done. They just lost ANOTHER viewer. Oh, and I'm soooooo writing them a letter.

Posted by: Tammi at October 07, 2007 05:04 PM (dnmhS)

4 ya know, I think this is why I do not watch most television, it is not really representative of "my values"... or anyone I KNOW... really. I do know a lot of people that sit in front of that crap and let their brains rot out.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at October 07, 2007 06:46 PM (U0kWG)

5 Ya know every time I read a rant like this I ask my self (and now all of you) "When the f--k are people going to finally realize that Hollywood has ONE agenda. That agenda is to make as much money as possible, and if in that process they offend someone well too f--king bad." Bill Maher is right we are a nation of 6 year olds easily titillated.

Posted by: bubbabobobbrain at October 08, 2007 04:01 PM (BR9zA)

6 "Hollywood has ONE agenda. That agenda is to make as much money as possible"...actually, I don't think so. Many Hollywood players, while certainly interested in making money, also have social and political agendas--indeed, these sometimes trump their own financial interests.

Posted by: david foster at October 08, 2007 04:36 PM (d6tyM)

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