Saturday, January 07, 2006

book of daniel

Help me decide which was more pathetic: the attempt to drum up controversy and stimulate ratings or the show itself.

My decision: NBC's Book of Daniel has been found equally pathetic on both counts.

No doubt Americans could relate to the detatched, braindead Jesus of Daniel. And I found myself feeling grateful, at least, that the protagonist of the show was an Episcopelian priest... until it is revealed that his Catholic counterpart is a fifth rate Mafioso.

But, in the end, everyone can relax - or doze off, as was my case. Book of Daniel is bland, vapid, Housewives style programming of the kind America has made itself comfortable with.

Certainly not the stuff of controversies. Not even for us.