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TBS show, My Boys, ... and other shows dealing with sportswriters

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spikechiquet, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Do they even TRY to do research on the life of a sportswriter/columnist?

    I like the show, Jordana Spiro is easy on the eyes and it's good enough to kill time in the summer for 30 minutes (20 with a DVR)...but seriously? When does this girl work? Does she ever go into the office? She's dating her rival sportswriter?

    She's a Cubs beat writer in the show...yet I think she has been on a road trip once and covered spring training last season. That's a hell of a schedule for a writer for the Sun Times. I wonder how the guys/gals of the Sun Times and Tribune feel about their jobs on this show. LOL

    Everybody Love Raymond was the same way....an unrealistic portrayal of a sportswriter.

    I'm not ticked off about this. I just find it hilarious that they can't get this job down to even one iota of correctness.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I broke my "My Boys" maiden last night. Watched two episodes. Well, one and a half.

    It's worse than I could have imagined.

    I have a REALLY high tolerance for bad television. Ask anyone who knows me and has seen the list of what's on my DVR. But Christ, that show's just horridly written. Not even getting into the realism of it (I'm guessing no sitcoms are true to the occupations of their people), but just bad writing, no chemistry, the timing was off...it was like something a college kid would script/shoot.
  3. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    I know I got into this business after watching the Fresh Prince episode where Will got to go to the Laker game in the sportswriter's limo.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Copy editors have to settle for a Cadillac!
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Is she still wearing a Cubs jersey and cap to pressers?
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Doug Heffernen spends a lot of time at IPS.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Somewhere on the DoctorsAndNurses.com message board, they are complaining about House and Grey's Anatomy.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    CBC's The Age of Persuasion radio show had a really good episode recently outlining the ways Mad Men is and is not realistic to the advertising world at the time.
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Exactly. When "WKRP" was on, radio people complained about details that weren't realistic. It's a setting for a sitcom, not a documentary on the industry.
  10. As a handsome daredevil motorcyclist who plays drums for the Beach Boys, I can assure you the depiction of Uncle Jesse's life on Full House was spot-on.
  11. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Indeed. I also hate it when my limo service shows up late.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It should be more realistic, like 'Taxi' or 'The Facts of Life.'
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