I want you to know that I tried to blog the first episode of Conviction tonight. I really did. But it want just too terrible. Sorry, I tried. If you want to know how bad it sucks, you're going to have to watch it yourself.
I had a really hard time because I felt forced to watch it all. It's either a personality asset or a flaw, but I have a hard time leaving things unfinished... giving up a book halfway through, walking out of a bad movie, and pressing delete on my Tivo when a show just sucks.
Ok, let me just write about one little thing, and then I will banish this show from my memory completely. One of the young DAs hooks up with a woman (that he met at a party that night?) The next morning, he runs out, late for work. Later that day, his secretary tells him that there's a woman here, she says he left his DA badge in her bed. We're about 10 minutes into the show and they've used the word "DA badge" a few times. But, I'm just wondering, if they all work in the DA's office, don't they just know a "badge" is their "DA badge?" Like, if you were a police officer, would you say, "I have my police officer gun, my police officer badge, and my police officer belt, now I'm going to report to the police officer headquarters, meet up with police officer partner and we'll get in our police officer car which we'll drive around this policing zone assigned to my police officer partner and myself, also a police office?" Obviously not. Either they're trying to drive home the point of "Oooh, they're very powerful, they have badges," or it's just poor writing. My guess is the latter.
I could watch this show on mute and with my eyes closed, and I'd still write a better, more accurate show.
What's the over/under on Conviction cancellation?