NBC’s Fall Schedule is doomed to failure. Doomed because it pushes fantasies that even the mostly female audience of NBC knows are wrong, and isn’t interested in anyway. The fantasies are that women can kick ass BETTER than men, that Outsourcing is fun (and foreigners are better than Americans), and that Blacks are monogamous, Obama-like super-couples. None of these are likely to be successful, though the latter is likely to be the least worst failure. A complete break-down of why the shows were constructed as they were (and what it tells us about what elites
believe) and why they will inevitably fail.
First, the Jerry Bruckheimer produced “Chase,” about a US Marshal hunting fugitives (a slight variation of USA’s “Plain Sight” about a female US Marshal in Albuquerque, New Mexico, supervising the witness relocation program there). USA’s works better because it hits the things that women are concerned about: families (the US Marshal has to juggle her own family), romance in a workplace devoid of it, acting as surrogate mother to the families she must supervise, and so on.
With “Chase” we get the following:
The reason this show is likely to fail, is that it is male oriented. And men just don’t watch TV anymore.
While NBC pushes the fantasy that women kick-ass better than men, that outsourcing is good, and Americans should embrace national failure, and that the Obama Black Power couple is the wave of the “avoid Middle Classness” future (by kicking-ass again), “the Cape” is the only show, that seems to have a traditional, male hero looking to “make a difference.” A show that would fit comfortably in the year 1965, or even 1989. But in today’s elite, is a miracle it even got made.