The Emmys will be awarded this Sunday, Sept. 20. As ever, among the nominees are various police programs (“C.S.I.,” “Life on Mars,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Closer,” “Saving Grace”) built around the Hero Cop. It might be a Hero Cop with a flaw — a drinking problem, a disdain for the rules, an alarming tendency to travel through time — but the quintessence persists, one so fantastical as to constitute a fundamental falsehood. Does according special praise to these shows endorse and hence promulgate a lie?Read the answer here (I'm quoted in it).
September 15, 2009
Good Cops, Bad Cops… and Bad Emmys
Randy Cohen writes in his New York Times blog:
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