Anyone else think those 'America Undercover' shows on HBO go too far sometimes?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Inspector Hammer!, May 12, 2002.

  1. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

    Mar 15, 1999
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    Houston, Texas
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    John Williamson
    Like last week, they had a girl who had a problem with the vinyl siding on her parents house!? And then this week is about a little boy who learns that his mother was killed in the World Trade Center tragedy...right as we watch!?

    I started watching it tonight, and then when I read the synopsis in the TV Guide, I said to myself "Hell No! I'm not going to sit here and watch a little boy learn of his mothers death!" and changed the channel. I realize that we shouldn't shy away from things like that, but this show would have bummed me out for a week if I had watched it.

    I enjoy those shows sometimes, particularly those 'Autopsy' shows, but things like this are a little too much to take.
  2. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Jul 24, 2000
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    I normally don't watch them, since they are on at the same time as "Simpsons" and "X-Files" here, but I watched the one last night, "Telling Nicholas".

    Even though it was a bit self-indulgent on the filmmakers part, and the editing in some places was a bit heavy-handed, I liked it.

    The scene where Nicholas' dad finally told him that his mom had died was VERY emotional, but it wasn't "in your face", it was filmed far enough away that it didn't feel to intrusive. It was very interesting, a moment like I have never seen on television before.

  3. Greg_L_C

    Greg_L_C Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 9, 2002
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    The "Hookers at the Point" shows are pretty cool.

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