28 August 2011
"White Collar" was really dumb tonight
The Spouse and I watch a few of the USA Network shows with great enjoyment, including White Collar. However, tonight the premise was that a computer break-in had taken place at a bank. The writers clearly were either very old, or young people who had no clue how to get any information. The terminology was wrong, the idea impossible, and they even had one of the agents put a USB stick received from the bad guy into a networked FBI computer, with predictable results. It was just stupid, all the way through. They're usually not anywhere near that clueless... in fact, I wouldn't expect any show these days to not at least try to put together a plausible situation. Makes one wonder if there was no one to vet the script, or if those writers - who all use computers, one can hope - are really that ignorant of how they work.
Posted by A. Noël at 9:00 PM