Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4794 posts, RR: 17 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3862 times:
I used the search function but couldn't find anything on this site about this, so maybe it's new news. Apologies if it's not.
The NBC web site is reporting that "LAX" is returning to the air with all new episodes later this month. I thought that NBC had wisely driven a stake through the heart of this appalling series in the fall, but I guess they're giving it another go!
The following steaming pile of doo will ooze from your screen in the middle of the month, as quoted from the NBC web site as follows:
"New Episodes Start March 19th CEASE & ASSIST
8pm 2005-03-19 ALL NEW!
POLITICALLY CORRECT - An African political activist who was wrongly convicted of murder arrives at LAX to board a flight which will return him home for execution. As protesters try to prevent his departure, the airport becomes the sight of political unrest forcing Harley (Heather Locklear) and Roger (Blair Underwood) to keep the peace. However, when Roger's city council aspiration prompt him to make a bold move, the two airport chiefs stand on opposite sides of this political powder keg. Meanwhile, Nick (David Paetkau) must confront a past decision when a former passenger returns begging for his help. Wendy Hoopes, Paul Leyden and Frank John Hughes also star. TV-14"
Gawd, they can't even spell "site" correctly. And doesn't one have "aspirationS" to run for government? Obviously, this blurb was written by the technical experts who compose their scripts. Hopefully, they'll just do a special episode featuring a montage of Heather shots, with no sound, and then give the thing the pauper's burial it deserves.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3815 times:
I'm glad it's going to be back. Mainly because I feel there can never be enough Heather Locklear on TV, or anywhere else for that matter.
I have to say though, I find it funny how people here get all in a huff because of the aviation inaccuracies in this show. It's just a TV show people and it's focus is on the cast not the aviation side of things. I mean there are medical and police dramas with all sorts of inaccuracies but yet shows like ER and Law & Order are loved by many.
Oh and who cares about their damn spelling, they aren't in a spelling bee. It seems you are looking for as many reasons as you can to hate the show. If you don't like it, don't watch it. Why bitch about it?
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4794 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3789 times:
If you don't like it, don't watch it. Why bitch about it?
Because it stands to destroy modern civilization.
...who cares about their damn spelling, they aren't in a spelling bee...
One must always care about one's spelling. Particularly on a fancy commercial web site. It was also a witty tie-in to the quality of the writing...see? As to "trying" to find fault with the show, believe me, one does not need to "try". As to shows like Law & Order -- and I actually do know something about this -- cops LOVE that show and lawyers LOVE that show, which gets a lot right and plainly makes an effort to do so. Contrast that to LAX, which folks in aviation HATE, unless they're just staring at Heather and not looking at or listening to anyone else. I mean, just READ the blurb! We all know that it's *preposterous*, and this thing isn't even trying to be a comedy. Much better just to look at Heather in some other setting.
...they must be trying to burn off some unaired programming. Don't worry, I doubt it means they've resurrected it for good.
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4425 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3752 times:
Hmm, I must be in the minority, because I like LAX.
Then again, the only reason I like it is because it's at an airport, and there's lots of planes to see. I spend more time watching the A/C and airport environment on the show than I ever do paying attention to the storyline.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3744 times:
Wjcandee, you sure seem to care about this show so much that it's seemingly getting you upset.
It's was not supposed to be a comedy, it was supposed to be another one of those primetime dramas. Sure cops and lawyers love L&O but they also know there are TONS of errors in those shows, most of which have to be made. Same with shows like ER which have tons of medical errors. With that said I doubt NBC was out to make this show accurate for aviation enthusiasts. It was meant for a general audience.
Another note, if the show was successful it is possible that they would have made it more accurate if given a bigger budget to do so. Lots of shows start of on the cheap because they don't know if the network is going to pick up more episodes/seasons.
LegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
LAX is one of the worst disasters to ever hit TV. The rediculous characters, the stupid story lines, the poor acting, the fact that they were out to try an make a believable drama! Look, if they were interested in creating a spoof, sort of like "Scrubs", that would have been ok and maybe even funny, but this poor attempt at a drama is just plain aweful.
DAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
Quoting Wjcandee (reply 4): Because it stands to destroy modern civilization
Its a Television show for people to watch while they drink beer and relax after a days work. How will it destroy modern civilization? Is it going to turn everyone in to LAX addicts so that they get lawnchairs and coolers of drinks, surround LAX, and cheer everytime a plane lands or takes off?
just my $0.02
Trey in TVI
DAL7e7 is wondering... Do pilots take crash courses?
STLUAL747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 167 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
Well I remember seeing that episode was supposed to air in January but then it never did and they took it off the website. Now I guess they have nothing better to show they will give it another chance.
I too like Heather Locklear. So I have no problems with it coming back.
MANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
Don't know if this means anything but when i was over in L.A the other week, we paid a visit to universal studios for a day, on the list of programmes that were being filmed there that day, LAX was one of them. I also enjoy watching the goings on of LAX and other airports on tv!
MDL21483 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2796 times:
Quoting KevinDCA (Reply 1): Now that sweeps are over, they must be trying to burn off some unaired programming.
NBC must be REALLY desperate in still trying to fill the void left by Friends.
Quoting Sammyk (Reply 2): there are medical and police dramas with all sorts of inaccuracies but yet shows like ER and Law & Order are loved by many.
And some, such as excerpts from ER, are used in the industry's as examples of possible incidents to be weary of. That was the weirdest thing attending our yearly Corporate Compliance seminar at the hospital I worked for and seeing an episode of ER. They had drinks, but no popcorn.
Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 6): I spend more time watching the A/C and airport environment on the show than I ever do paying attention to the storyline.
If the ex-United 727 still in old colors is your thing, more power to ya! Didn't they tape it at somewhere other than at LAX? That scenery out the windows didn't look like it was. The thing that REALLY tuned me out was the one episode where they had the 727 flight that was having instrumentation problems on approach, and in IFR conditions. So they decide to send an old clunky DC-3 with the afraid of flying passengers on board that were never supposed to take off? Cheezy. I hope anyone would be able to realize the airspeed differences involved, much less using a DC-3 as a "Follow Me" to the runway??? That 727 would be damn near close to a stall, however theoretically possible. In real life, they'd 1: divert to a VFR zone or 2: call in a F-15/F16 to escort if diversion wasn't possible. I'm more inclined to believe that scenario than using a DC-3! I think that's what pisses us enthusiasts off the most- not that we can notice the inconsistencies, like using three different airframe types for a single aircraft, like they used a 757,737, and DC-9 for the follow me dc-3 & 727 landing, but because of the simple fact that alot of these people that watch tv and dont know junk will take the stuff as "realistic" I get soooo pissed when I hear a passenger in seat 12C thinking he's so smart because he's seen it happen on TV.
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BG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 248 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
I don't know why people hated that show, I loved it!!! I know it wasn't too "aviation accurate" but I liked the story/plot. It was entertaining and hey, Heather Locklear is on it ...but seriously, it's a pretty good show. And for those of you wondering, it is NOT coming back permanently. They have three unaired episodes which they will show and that will be it but for some of you this is good news. Bottom line, good show..if you don't like it, don't watch it.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17293 posts, RR: 51 Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
From what I've gathered, they're just burning the last few episodes they filmed, as the IMDB does not show it as currently being in production. Thank goodness, because if NBC brought the show back into production, I would have had to quit watching NBC altogether.
STLUAL747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 167 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
Quoting Airgeek12 (Reply 19): Lol oh ok. I guess it's kinda like AIRLINE.. and I watch that alot.
There is a big difference between the two. Airline is a reality T.V. show where LAX is a drama that some very poor writers put together. However I do miss, like I said earlier, Heather Locklear as well as the theme song. I believe it is Mr. Blue Sky by ELO.
Maybe they will change things up and it will be better this time.