In the fifth season on TLC’s Police Women, they have come to Cincinnati. It’s basically watching tough women on Cops, just a little more personal. I received three calls/texts after the season premiere to inform me that my apartment building was on television. (Someone was shot in the leg on my block). Yeah, yeah, the last thing Cincinnati needs is an hour a week showcasing it’s crimes. Hey, at least they are stopping crime.
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Harry’s Law premiered tonight on NBC. Kathy Bates stars as a lawyer who is fired from her boring job and fate leads her to the streets of OTR and fight for real people, or something like that. It’s the most ridiculous portrayal I have ever seen. The set looks like a cross between It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Boston Legal. Minus some pictures of the skyline, this was filmed in some place far from Over-the-Rhine. I’m not sure the director has ever seen our city to be honest. If he has, he didn’t take many notes of the citizens. Despite the butchered exterior of the show, the premise has a corny, heart felt tone. Like if there were lawyers on 7th Heaven. This women(Bates) was hit by a car in the neighborhood, and now she is trying to save every kid on the street. She gives teary eyed speeches about the youth, and her new firm partner puts up energetic fights for the same cause. It’s the first episode, and they’re already changing the neighborhood. I’m here now, and we are changing for the better, but these lawyers aren’t real, or on the way. If you don’t take my word for it, you can view full episodes of this disaster on NBC.com.
There’s a lot of progress happening in OTR, don’t get me wrong. This show however, isn’t close to the truth.