* I know It’s Just A TV Show, But!
* I Know It’s Just A TV Show, But!
Late last night, I was using my DVR to catch up on two shows, “Blue Bloods” and “The Good Wife”—and like a lightening bolt it hit me…that two of my favorite television shows are borderline-absurd.
Now follow Jeff Eats here…
If I understand “Blue Bloods”correctly…no matter what NYC borough a crime happens in, either Detective Regan or Patrolman Regan catches (that’s cop lingo) the case and Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Regan prosecutes it.
If I understand “The Good Wife” correctly…all legal matters and cases no matter what they involve are resolved by the cast’s lawyers within 60 minutes.
Now, nothing for nothing-being that Jeff Eats has been a member of the New York Bar since 1974 (in good standing I may add) and in particular was a law clerk in the Kings County District Attorneys Office from May 1972-June 1973 I can attest that no matter what “Blue Bloods” portrays–the Regan Brothers and Sister in “reality” would never ever be assigned to handle every “crime” that takes place in New York City. As for “The Good Wife” -Jeff Eats’ 40 years of law practice tells me, that in the history of American jurisprudence -not even the smallest “small claims case” has been resolved from inception to conclusion in a mere 60 minutes. By the way, since there are something like 15 minutes of commercials in every “The Good Wife” episode, Alicia and her buddies have actually been disposing of cases at a record breaking pace of 45 minutes. If memory serves Jeff Eats correctly, it use to take a 45 minute subway ride just to get from my office at 660 Madison Avenue to the New York State Supreme Court building at 60 Centre Street—but then again, Alicia is in Chicago-so just maybe its transportation system is a bit swifter-than New York City’s setup. You Chicagoians can fill Jeff Eats on that…
I know It’s Just A TV Show, But!
Thanks for letting Jeff Eats opine…by the way, I find that the above mentioned tv shows and others like “Pawn Stars”–“Homeland” (though the plot-line is starting to collapse)–“Shark Tank”–and “Boardwalk Empire” are so much more enjoyable to watch -if I’m downing a large bowl or two or three of flavored popcorn from Popcorn Zone, 7044 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 447-9655…check www.baskets-bocaraton.com for products/prices–I will tell you that Popcorn Zone makes a carmel popcorn topped with milk chocolate that my Aunt Pearl would have described as “to die for.”
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