Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Trauma": Important Lessons To Be Learned



Not that Mary McNamara's review of "Trauma" doesn't make it clear that we may be rooting for a good EMT action show, but unless things improve, this may not be it.

"there are several important lessons to be learned: Don't wear your iPod while you're checking out a generator because then you won't be able to hear the guy asking if it's OK to throw the power back on. Don't text while driving, especially if the sexual nature of those texts causes you to leer and laugh with such wild abandon that you cause a 20-car pileup that involves multiple explosions.

Most important, if you are going to have a "wild man" emergency helicopter pilot as one of your main characters, do not give him a nickname like Rabbit and force him to wear aviator shades and a skintight uniform. The last person to do this with any dignity was Erik Estrada in "CHiPs," and that was the '70s, man."


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