Sunday, August 17, 2014

CBS "Unforgettable": a photographic memory sounds like a trite idea for police drama

CBS’s “Unforgettable” offers the idea of a detective with a photographic memory, Carrie Wells (played by Poppy Montgomery).  You don’t need a “medical condition” for this;  in Dallas in the mid 1980s, I had a coworker, a gay man in his early 30s, with a total photographic memory for everything (including recipes).  

The episode tonight was to be “The Island” and was to present an intentional community.  But the episodes were delayed a week by the PGA last weekend (and for me, hours of golf are boring).  The episode tonight was “Throwing Shade”, about muckracking journalism in New York about high rise real estate developers, and a mayoralty campaign, and whether an amateur blogger is to be trusted (the most interesting point).  Next week’s, about living off the grid, may be less conventional.   I descriptive link is here. The episodes generally take place around NYC.  Oh, Carrie has some company tonight in the photographic memory department.  They could be contestants on Jeopardy, or Millionaire.

Somehow the title reminds me of Shuamalan’s “Unbreakable”.  

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