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Old December 1 2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV!

Cultural historians will note that there hasn't been a single television show about police officers since 1973. Thankfully, TNT is coming to the rescue, with a show about a small-town cop who's forced to partner with... her own father! (Dramatic Chipmunk.)

But wait, it gets stupider: the lead will be played by Eliza Dushku. Yeah, that one. The 5'5 one. For shit's sake, TNT! I've never been in a fight in my life, but I'm still almost certain I could take her. Even a flabby-ass criminal with no self-defense training whatsoever could doubtless own her.

I mean, what the f* next? A gritty urban cop show starring Paul Reubens? A show about badass US Marshals, starring Peter Dinklage?
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Old December 1 2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

God created Mankind, Sam Colt made them equal.

Besides, Hollywood has no interest in depicting fights realistically.
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Old December 1 2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

It's always been the way in these sort of shows, the only time I saw a semi-realistic take on this issue was in an episode of the Mentalist, where Lisbon is seen taking took some big guy, she does it by whipping out a taser and shocking him when he's unaware.
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Old December 1 2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

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I mean, what the f* next? A gritty urban cop show starring Paul Reubens? A show about badass US Marshals, starring Peter Dinklage?
Watch it. Discrimination on the basis of size is no better than any other kind.

And if you think Peter Dinklage can't play a badass, you haven't been paying attention.
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Old December 1 2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

Hey, I'm short, but I recognize larger people tend to do better in fights.

That being said, if a police officer gets into a fight one on one, they're probably doing something wrong. Hell, they have a habit of pulling their tazer (or what they think is their tazer) out at the slightest sign of non-compliance.
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Old December 1 2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

Yeah, clearly size matters in a fight, but cops don't fight fair (not saying there's anything wrong with that), they have batons, tazers, guns and often also superior numbers and maybe even more importantly they have the justice system on their side. I don't think size matters that much for a cop. Maybe it can even be extra beneficial for cops to look less threatening superficially, especially women.
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Old December 1 2010, 08:23 PM   #7
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

A cop show? What madness is this? Next thing you know they'll have shows featuring doctors and lawyers.
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Old December 1 2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

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I mean, what the f* next? A gritty urban cop show starring Paul Reubens? A show about badass US Marshals, starring Peter Dinklage?
Watch it. Discrimination on the basis of size is no better than any other kind.
Sure it is. Does being gay affect a guy's ability to be a Marine, for instance? Of course not. Does being less than five feet high? You bet it does.

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That being said, if a police officer gets into a fight one on one, they're probably doing something wrong. Hell, they have a habit of pulling their tazer (or what they think is their tazer) out at the slightest sign of non-compliance.
Sure, but does anyone really want to bet me this series won't be have Dushku owning normal-male-sized perps with her Hollywood kung-fu alone?
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Old December 1 2010, 08:29 PM   #9
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

Isn't Peter Dinklage playing a badass in Game of Thrones?

In Blow, Paul Reubens played an... ex-marine. When he was promoting it on the talk show circuit, the audience laughed the moment he said ex-marine.
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Old December 1 2010, 08:43 PM   #10
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Isn't Peter Dinklage playing a badass in Game of Thrones?
Not really. Tyrion is a badass in his own way, but definitely not physically.
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Old December 1 2010, 08:56 PM   #11
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A cop show? What madness is this? Next thing you know they'll have shows featuring doctors and lawyers.
And so begins the Television Renaissance.
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Old December 1 2010, 09:08 PM   #12
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

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I mean, what the f* next? A gritty urban cop show starring Paul Reubens? A show about badass US Marshals, starring Peter Dinklage?
Watch it. Discrimination on the basis of size is no better than any other kind.

And if you think Peter Dinklage can't play a badass, you haven't been paying attention.

Yeah, exactly. You never know what kind of people you'll end up encountering online. I'm short, and I have genes in my family for this kind of thing. I have an Aunt on my Father's side who could literally play a hobbit if she wanted to, so I understandably get defensive with this kind of thing.
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Old December 1 2010, 10:10 PM   #13
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Re: Our days of misery and pain are ending: a cop show is coming to TV

TNT should have picked up L&O.

Eliza Dushku is one of the worst actresses in the history of the world! God help us because she can't act and she ain't that pretty!
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Old December 1 2010, 10:58 PM   #14
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In other Dushku News:

She is being considered for Ghostbusters 3
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Old December 1 2010, 11:22 PM   #15
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Jolly Ole Saint RoJo wrote: View Post
Yet another of many MANY reasons why that movies should never happen.
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