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Sunday, November 26, 2006
boomer death tv
The boomers drive everything.
That means the boomer's impending mass deaths currently are in the driver's seat.
You think there are a lot of explicit medical procedurals now?
Woo boy, you haven't seen anything yet.
What is the boomer fantasy?
1. power of knowledge
Particularly the power of almost-perfect knowledge
which can sometimes prevent death
Also, power in the sense that if you're smart enough, you don't have to follow anyone else's rules - your knowledge is so powerful it exempts you from convention.
death will be avenged
truth will triumph
every problem, including death, has a solution
everyone's life and everyone's death will be minutely analyzed, no action unimportant, every piece essential to the understanding the whole
There you have the template for Law & Order, ER, CSI, House
and derivatives, like Numbers etc.
In all, the power of knowledge either prevents death, or avenges death.
With truth and justice for all.
USA Today Nielsen ratings for broadcast TV in the USA, Nov. 13-Nov. 19 , edited to say what I want them to say (all I did was white out shows that don't support my thesis)