July 29, 2005

PERHAPS IF HOLLYWOOD HAD MORE PEOPLE who had been in the military, it would be able to make military stuff that doesn’t suck. But judging from various and sundry negative reviews for the new FX show Over There, they’re not pulling that off at the moment.

Maybe they should try just reading more blogs from Iraq. Might produce some better story ideas.

UPDATE: J.D. Johannes emails:

I haven’t seen an episode of ‘Over There’ yet.

From the trailers available on the website I can tell that the drama is well produced, brilliantly filmed and completely devoid of reality.

The dialog is wrong, the tactics are wrong, the composition of the unit is
wrong.

I’ll watch the encore on Saturday eve and then Fisk it.

Cool.