One of the Problems With In Plain Sight

by Jason the TVaholic on July 21, 2008

in Cable TV, Commentary, TV Talk

Download In Plain Sight Episodes at Amazon UnboxA TV show doesn’t have to be accurate, real or even slightly realistic in portraying its subject matter. Besides being entertaining, it needs to follow its own rules. In Plain Sight does the former, but not so much the latter.

How many times have you heard Mary or Marshall tell a new person into the system that they can’t do anything that connects them to their former life?

In last week’s episode, “Iris Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” they went to great lengths to establish this fact with the father who was a doctor. They were practically breaking the rules to even let him volunteer at a small free clinic.

Yet, this week in “Don of the Dead,” the couple runs a soup kitchen and homeless shelter, just like they did back in Boston. And, a few weeks ago in “Who Shot Jay Arnstein,” the guy was running an art gallery while in witness protection, but had been busted with stolen art.

The In Plain Sight writers need to pay more attention to the conventions they have set up in their world of witness protection. They need more consistency in the stories they are telling, as this is just one of problems with the show.

Hopefully, they will get better in season two, since it was announced last week that there would be a second season of In Plain Sight.

Have you been watching In Plain Sight? What do you think of the show so far?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ron Ozer July 21, 2008 at 8:27 am

Last night’s In Plain Sight was particularly absurd. They break so many rules, there is no real logic to this show. The family stuff is really stupid. The only reason to watch is Mary McCormick who is a blast on screen.

2 Jenny July 21, 2008 at 10:20 am

Yeah, that’s my biggest issue with the show. Otherwise, I really enjoy it as mindless entertainment. :)

3 rosanne cautela July 21, 2008 at 10:33 am

Is it just me or is MAD MEN possibly the most brilliant and intelligent show ever on TV? I’m totally hooked on everything the show offers.

4 rosanne cautela July 21, 2008 at 10:37 am

In Plain English…In Plain Sight is awful…Mary McCormick is an amazon and moves more like a klutz than a bad ass. I watched ten minutes of the first show and that was enough for me.

5 Jason the TVaholic July 21, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Ron, Mary is like a grown up Veronica Mars, but other than that the show is just all over the place.

Jenny, You pretty much have to “enjoy it as mindless entertainment,” cause if you think about it even a little, it starts to fall apart.

Rosanne, You’ve got to give a show more than ten minutes, although the premiere wasn’t the greatest introduction to these characters.

6 Ron Ozer July 23, 2008 at 9:15 am

Well, I knew Veronica Mars, and she is no Veronica Mars!… Still, I watch

7 Jason the TVaholic July 23, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Ron, You are correct, as “is like” and “is” are not the same thing.

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