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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:12 PM

How nice of NBC to hire Brooke Shields to reinforce the message that birth families

are potentially crazy, open adoptions are likely to go terribly wrong and blood relations aren't that important.

Tonight's episode of Law and Order: SVU made me sick. I thought it was so wonderful when they brought in Ellie's mother (played by Brooke Shields) and Olivia embraced her as part of her adoptive son Noah's life. But apparently they only did it so they could have her kidnap him.

Shame on them.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:16 PM

1. K...

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:17 PM

2. Eillie did not want the kid in the beginning.

I thought it was nice the little boy had a grandmother.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:31 PM

3. This is about a tv show, right?

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Response to Merlot (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:36 PM

4. Yes. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:16 PM

5. L&O:SVU is a terrible, awful show in general. There's so much better stuff on TV to watch instead.

Terrible, lazy writing.

Terrible, overly dramatic acting.

Irritating, sanctimonious main characters.

Annoyingly loud background music.

Disjointed "ripped from the headlines" stories haphazardly thrown about.

Seriously, there's better stuff on TV, including regular network TV, that you could be watching instead of this awful trainwreck of a show.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:18 PM

6. "Tonight's episode of Law and Order: SVU made me sick."

The whole show is based upon sickness and perversion. We liked it when it first came out but they simply started going for shock and left quality writing behind.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:20 PM

7. There is a TV Chat forum under Entertainment where three people may find this really interesting

 

FYI

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:06 PM

8. This post is not about a TV show. It is about the way that our society, and especially our media,

belittle birth families and often treat them like they are trash.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:10 PM

9. An anecdote is not data, hence the episode does not support your premise.

An anecdote is not data, hence the particular episode being televised does not support your premise.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:13 PM

10. It is one of many anecdotes. Our society does not respect birth families. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:24 PM

11. For reasons I won't go into I'm sensitive to this too. And I also understand it.

TV shows are meant to cause emotional reactions. Murder mysteries are about murdering people. Disaster films are about disasters. Medical shows are about illness and injury and sometimes malpractice. As a therapist I can't TELL you how often I groan at crazy or incompetent therapists on TV and in film. They find peoples' fears and desires and tell stories about those because people get to vicariously feel those fears and desires.

I understand. Those "adopted kid turns out bad" or "birth parents are bad people" things find a soft spot with me too. But that's what plot conflict is.

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