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  1. Noble Vision

    I'd like to recommend Noble Vision by Gen LaGrecca for rating.
  2. Penn & Teller: Bulls#*t!

    I believe I read somewhere that they are Libertarian so they may have a passing familiarity with Ayn Rand. BTW, if you have Showtime, the third season premieres April 25th at 11:00 p.m.
  3. Perry Mason (1957)

    Columbia House Video has released a few select episodes through their television video library. However, I'm waiting for someone to finally relase full season box sets of all nine seasons.
  4. Perry Mason (1957)

    I discovered this show as a child through my mother long before I'd ever heard of Ayn Rand. I have a passion for thrillers and it all originates from watching this show as a kid. It is still thrilling to watch when I have the opportunity to tune in and watch the old reruns. Perry Mason was a completely logical attorney and Raymond Burr portrayed him brillantly, so much so that many people associate Mason's persona with Raymond Burr. Each episode he uses his logic to clear his client of a murder he or she is wrongfully accused of. In the end, justice is always served. Unfortunately, we live in a world where trash can make it to DVD faster than a brilliant show such as Perry Mason. I don't get a chance to watch the reruns on the Hallmark channel very often so I'm anxiously awaiting the day I can relive all of these thrilling episodes on DVD.
  5. Perry Mason

    I would like to recommend Perry Mason for rating.
  6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

    I thought they should do something like that too. However, they've already ruined your idea because they are going to mention his death in a future episode of Trial by Jury. Hopefully they'll at least integrate it in some way into that show's plot like you were suggesting. Maybe we should be writers for the show.
  7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

    CI is growing on me too. I like how it shows more of the perp's motive for committing the crime. Some have objected to the fact that CI doesn't show much of the courtroom drama but I believe the courtroom drama would be irrelevant to CI. On a side note, did you see that Chris Noth, one of the original detectives from the original L&O, is going to be on CI for part of next season? I'm looking forward to seeing what that is like.
  8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

    I obeject to presenting personal aspects of the characters that are completely irrelevant per se. Although Bruckheimer isn't guilty of it in every episode, he does do it quite a bit. Keeping personal details of the main characters confined to the plot at hand is what made classic thriller authors such as Earl Stanley Gardner, Ian Flemming, and Mickey Spillane great and, in my opinion, is what makes Law & Order great. I'm just using Jerry Bruckheimer as an example but I'm sure he's not the only one guilty of such offenses. Todays thought on mystery thrillers seems to be that there should be soap opera elements spread throughout the story. When I find an exception, such as the Law & Order franchise, I latch onto it for all its worth.
  9. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

    In all of his shows, Jerry Bruckheimer has a bad habit of stopping the action of the plot simply to insert some bit of information from the character's personal life that is irrelevant to the case at hand. An example, from Bruckheimer's show Cold Case, showed two detectives discussing the case at hand. Suddenly, one of them asked the other one how he was holding up after one of his relative's death. They had a brief discussion about it and then the scene changed. In another episode, a male detective and a female detective started fighting in the middle of the plot because the male had apparently lied to the female about a personal issue which is not specified in the episode. Now don't get me wrong: I'm sure that detectives in real life get to know each other on a personal level such as this. However, this is not real life; this is fiction. Fiction is a selective recreation of reality. By inserting these details into the plot, Bruckheimer is giving importance to these personal details. Now, let's contrast this with how Law & Order handles personal details in conversations. From the first episode, Sgt. Greevey and Det. Logan are discussing the case at hand with their supervisor, Captain Cragen. In the case, the chief resident of a hospital is being charged with murder after he ordered a lethal combination of drugs in a patient while apparently under the influence of alcohol. Det. Logan comments on how the witnesses didn't believe the doctor acted drunk. Captain Cragen says you don't have to act drunk to be drunk. Det. Logan asks how he knows that. Sgt. Greevey tells Logan it's because Cragen was an alcoholic. Greevey had threatened to drop Cragen as his partner at the time unless he got treatment. In this exchange, we learn that Captain Cragen was an alcoholic and that he and Sgt. Greevey were partners at one time and the method in which we learn all of this information is completely relevant to the plot. I could multiply instances but suffice it to say I've never seen them stop a plot just to insert some bit of information about one of the main characters.
  10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

    Law & Order has, for the past 15 years, been one of the most enduring and accurate crime shows on TV. In true thriller form, the show only gives information from the main characters' lives on a need to know basis, unlike other popular franchises such as Jerry Bruckheimer's CSI franchise, which inserts personal details of its characters in parts of the script which are completely illogical. Instead, Law & Order focuses on the crime itself and it does a good job of it too. Special Victims Unit is the first spin off from the popular show. This show focuses on solving sexually based crimes. The characters have a real passion for the work they are in and never compromise their values. SVU is quickly becoming my favorite of the Law & Order series.
  11. I would like to suggest Law and Order: Special Victims Unit for review.
  12. I'm suprised no one has suggested this one yet: I would like to suggest Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life for review.
  13. More Poetry

    A couple other people are sharing their poetry so I thought I'd do the same thing. This one is short but I'm particularly proud of it: "Legacy" I looked and spied my future yonder Ventured to look and I grew fonder The destiny which awaits me yet Can only be found when I forget The things I believe I cannot do My eyes see these goals to be obtained And my soul yearns to see they are gained These dreams yet unseen will be conceived. Goals concrete for all who would perceive. The world inherits my legacy.
  14. Penn & Teller: Bulls#*t!

    Highly recommended. It's refreshing to see a TV show which debunks the various myths which are perpetuated by psuedoscience. Penn and Teller successfully add humor at appropriate places and tell it like it is, to the disdain of their critics.
  15. Firefly

    I would like to suggest the TV show "Firefly" for rating.