Advertisements First, a confession: I don't have a 3D HDTV. But 3D is affecting my viewing anyway. I've seen it most jarringly in some CBS dramas, like Unforgettable and The Mentalist, to name a couple. You see it in establishing shots down an alley, with the corner of a building in the foreground, or a long shot down a hallway, with a door frame in view. You see it in the detective's bullpen. A conversation that last year would have used a two camera shot switching back and forth between speakers now includes the listener's shoulder in the foreground on one side of the frame. This jars me out of suspension of disbelief mode and forces me to think about the choice of camera angles in the scene. Is anyone else bothered by the obtrusive use of 3D angles? I know the TV makers want to give early adopters something to justify their purchase. But suddenly, the producers of prime time programming have fallen into the same trap that gave us a lot of bad 50's cinema. Everyone is using 3D because they can, whether it adds to the story or not. In most cases, it doesn't add to the story. It's a distraction. If it's a natural part of the scene, take advantage of it. Otherwise, get over your new toy and focus on storytelling!