[FoRK] Its almost programmer's time

Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) fork at ianbell.com
Thu Sep 9 23:26:36 PDT 2004


I watched it.  The principal character is an asshole, is mean to his  
subordinates, and is generally not likable.  The show will not last one  
season.

-Ian.


On 10-Sep-04, at 12:26 AM, Owen Byrne wrote:

> Having spent some time working with *epidemioligists*, - I have to say  
> - programming is more exciting - someday someone will figure out
> how to make a TV show about programmers. Perhaps sometime after we  
> have a union to rival the AMA.
>
> Owen
> http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-24271/
>
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>> Welcome to the
>> *Medical Investigation *
>> guide at TV Tome.
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>> Neal McDonough  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-26257/ 
>> >(NBC's "Boomtown  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-9581/>")  
>> and Kelli Williams  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-1517/>  
>> ("The Practice  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-223/>")  
>> return to series television as members of a mobile medical team from  
>> the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who are summoned in a  
>> heartbeat to scope out -- and hopefully snuff out -- outbreaks of  
>> unexplained and fearful diseases. These specialists drop out of the  
>> sky anywhere and have government carte blanche to take charge when  
>> people start dying, which requires them to medically re-construct  
>> grisly events to prevent the next epidemic, plague or contagion.
>>
>> McDonough stars as Dr. Stephen Connor, the leader of the team whose  
>> take-charge attitude has enabled him to save the lives of millions,  
>> but in the process, has sadly cost the separated Connor his family.  
>> Williams portrays Dr. Natalie Durant, who specializes in pathology  
>> and epidemiology and works under the supervision of Connor, a man  
>> whom she respects, but is willing to stand up to in any  
>> life-threatening situation.
>>
>> The elite team also includes Troy Winbush  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-2290/>  
>> ("John Q.  
>> <http://www.movietome.com/movietome/servlet/MovieMain/movieid-810/>")  
>> as specialist Frank Powell, a quiet but intense medical inspector who  
>> is friends with Connor. Likewise, Powell works well with Dr. Miles  
>> McCabe (Christopher Gorham  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-703/>,  
>> "Jake 2.0  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-16751/ 
>> >"), the newest and youngest member of the team who tries to prove  
>> his "wunderkind" reputation is deserved -- but struggles to mature  
>> and keep pace with his colleagues in the big leagues. Anna Belknap  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-29056/>  
>> ("The Handler  
>> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-19534/ 
>> >") also stars as the NIH's publicity liaison Eva Rossi, a woman who  
>> uses unconventional methods to keep the media at bay in the middle of  
>> a crisis.
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