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Old July 8 2013, 03:57 PM   #36
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Re: The X-Files: for want of a modern cellphone...

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
I'm one of the few that think that modern technology ruined storytelling for a lot of formats, especially crime & cop shows.

I have lost count of all the crime shows I switched through that have that geeky know it all computer hacker character that just reads all the clues from his monitors while the "investigators" around him debate their soap opera problems.
I see that as poor writing. Yeah, you can find a lot of stuff online, but you have to be able to sift through it to learn whether what you've found is legit and worthwhile or whether it's just b.s. Real investigations are time consuming and plodding (something long glossed over in film and television since practically the beginning).

If real crimes could be solved so easily by surfing the net the cops would have a much better success rate.
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