Tuesday, March 10, 2009

6530: Trust Me, This Can’t Last Much Longer.

Didn’t focus during the latest episode of TNT series Trust Me, yet absorbed enough to wonder how much longer this show will last.

It’s a shame, really. The industry could have benefited from a program that dramatized what we do for a living, presenting the business as a compelling, vibrant and dynamic field. Instead, the players remain cartoonish portrayals of our worst sides. From falsifying expense reports to political backstabbing to childish paranoia, the Trust Me characters spend too much time obsessing over the most trivial and pointless matters. It’s almost impossible to like these self-absorbed whiners. And it doesn’t help that they continue to come up with contrived concepts.

This week, a dove shat on Denise Rayner during a creative presentation. But ultimately, Trust Me shits on its viewers.

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