Certainly, Trauma has been traumatic for NBC, but what about San Francisco? Would we have been better off without subsidizing this inchoate production? Did we really pay SFPD officers to just hang out around the set for the filming of twelve episodes instead of having the cops do their regular jobs?
How does the Scene in San Francisco scheme work? The TV people pay for the cops but then we turn around and give the TV people all the money back?
“What costs are eligible for refund?
Fees paid to City Departments for the use or rental of City property, equipment or employees including: Port, MUNI, SPFD [SFPD?], SFFD, DPT, DPW, Treasure Island, Recreation and Parks, and all City buildings
All daily use fees paid to the San Francisco Film Commission
All payroll taxes paid to the City and County of San Francisco.”
Certainly, Trauma was good for certain people in San Francisco, but was it good for San Francisco and San Franciscans overall? Is this the kind of thing we want to do again? Are there any Lessons to be Learned here?
Now, I’m not up to speed here – is Glenn the gay guy that just came out? Anyway, find out tonight on Channel 3.
“Glenn’s attempt to follow his heart puts his career — and safety — on the line. Meanwhile, Marisa gets a surprise visit from an old friend. Elsewhere, Rabbit helps a patient deal with his devastating loss.”
And guess what? Ratings are up a bit lately. If only certain judgmental people hadn’t been so negative, and if it didn’t cost millions and millions to film old-school, episodic, Hill Street Blues-style television in pricey San Francisco, well who knows, maybe Trauma could have gone a full season.
Trauma? Don’t they film that in our little town, (the fourth-largest in the whole state, I’m proud to say)? Yes they do! Maybe NBC could commit to nine more episodes (the “back nine”) so we could have a full season of on-location shoots?
“…on life support in the ratings, vapid, seems doomed to a quick and painful death, truly terrible show, headache-inducing, the dialogue painfully bad, the characters pre-packaged, it makes me want to claw out my own eyeballs…”
Ooh, harsh. Harsh but fair.
All right, let’s see here, we got to have a photo – how about pilot Aimee Garcia’s preflight checklist:
Giant chopper? Check
Giant Rabbit? Check
Giant helmet that’s way too big for her melon? Check
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As promised, another spanking for NBC, after the jump.
I can tell you that one thing that the specific whites of Pacific Heights don’t like is commotion. But that’s what they’re going to get come tomorrow based upon this photo taken by San Franciscan Jeffrey Baker of the tow-away signs that are up there right now.
OMG, Traumais coming! Will the circling choppers play Wagnerala Apocalypse Now? We Can Only Hope. (Does the digital trickery used by the makers of Trauma look better than Francis Ford Coppola’s analog efforts from three+ decades ago? Discuss.)
The horror, the horror of inconvenience for the sake of Art:
“The only thing this show has going for it is the San Francisco scenery. Why the decision to exclude compelling characters, story arcs, or central conflicts? This show didn’t have to follow the ER model or the House model, but it should try to adhere to some basic storytelling model.
“I vote for bringing back the Zodiac killer in a three-story arc that offs every character not called Rabbit, then rebooting the show with at least a few C-list actors.”
How wude! Oh well. The good professor is tough, tough but fair.
Lastly, a message for Pac Heights: “Brace, Brace, Heads Down, Stay Down!”
You don’t want to have your car towed. But if that happens, just call DPT at (415) 701-5400 to get your ride back. Ask for the Trauma discount! Obviously, you don’t want to end up like this Craigslister. Oh well
Me too! $417 out of the tow yard + another $53 ticket is WAY TOO MUCH. Not to mention I saw no sign of the event on Polk street near Aquatic Park besides the metal fences on the sidewalk ready for deployment at 3am. In addition, the street was completely full of cars at 1:30am, and towing began at 3am….if there were signs, were all these people idiots like me to ignore them? I doubt it. If your car was towed anywhere along the route, and you want to team up to appeal the tow and ticket fines, let me know – dammit. Thanks!