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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 03:10 PM
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A new TV show comes to Portland, and it glorifies the Portland Police Bureau...
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 04:05 PM
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1. This is a fantasy show, involving elements from Fairy Tales
Not sure why you jump to 'glorifies the PPB'. It is clearly not even based in reality.
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 04:34 PM
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2. read the article. PPB is supplying uniforms and consultants...
despite the fact that it is a fantasy-based show, that sounds like glorification to me. This isn't going to be Buffy, it's not even going to be The Dresden Files. It's a show where cops= heroes and everyone else is a monster of a victim. It's not only a bad and false message to send, but my tax money is paying to send it to the world.

And that pisses me right the fuck off.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 07:35 PM
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4. You must have hated the Law and Order series.
Fuck those TV cops arresting murderers and rapist!

Hell you must have viewed "A Few Good Men" as a Goebbels-style propaganda piece.

:eyes:
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 07:32 PM
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3. Fantasy show.
"The show will be a drama called "Grimm, as in Grimms Fairy Tales. Its a pilot about a detective who starts seeing certain people as beasts and then discovers that his calling in life is to protect other people from them."

A fantasy show that takes place in Portland having actors portraying PPB officers wearing PPB uniforms isn't glorification.
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:37 AM
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5. you might be right, but color me skeptical. And yeah, I had issues with...
Law and Order. Well crafted drama, but it gave a generation of people a completely false (and in some cases their only) impression of the legal system.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 09:41 PM
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6. Probably want to tune in to Portlandia on IFC channel if you want a better Portland show...
I think all of the first season episodes were shot last fall there. Skit comedy with a lot of local Portland references (New Seasons dumpster diving, etc.).
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 03:34 PM
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7. Love that show!
Glad it was renewed for another six episodes. It follows the Onion News--so makes for an hour of good laughs that doesn't conflict with TDS and Colbert Report. I also like Leverage, which has been filmed in Portland. Some fun viewing for this Central Oregonian!

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