E-Ring - 01-11-06

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by speedcouch, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. speedcouch

    speedcouch Geekneck

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    Okay episode. Certainly a timely topic with bio-terrorism. Just wish they hadn't wrapped things up so quickly there at the end. Thought this was going to be a two-parter like Commander in Chief and then all of a sudden, it was over.

    I liked the black Assistant Secretary guy. Can't believe they wrote him off the show and are "promoting" Sunny to that position. Also, (as with other shows), the quasi-romance thing between her an JT is just silly to me. So now, they won't officially date, but we'll be subjected to long-lingering glances and unfilled feelings.

    Also, why is it exactly they cannot use real footage of the DC Metro? I've worked in DC (and the Pentagon in the past), so I know that footage was from somewhere else. I believe they usually use the Baltimore subway instead. I know I've heard it's "illegal" to film the DC Metro from some reason. Anyone out there know why?

    I think I'm one of the few that like this show, but it does try my ability at "suspending disbelief" sometimes.

    Cheryl
     
  2. PeteEMT

    PeteEMT NF2 Guy

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    My guess would be, maybe it's something like NYC in that although it's a public space it requires a permit and they just don't issue any.

    IIRC, An old Bruce Willis movie used a Metro station but it was empty, so if it was the real thing they had closed down the whole station for filming which Im sure added some annoyance.
     
  3. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    Yep they had the black Assistant Secretary Guy all trained now they will have to put up with her and a new lawyer, wonder who that will be?
     
  4. Llwellyn

    Llwellyn K3DSL

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    Yeah, you're thinking of "The Jackal". I believe they showed the filming in the Metro in the DVD extras; the Metro doesn't always run; they had the window of something like two hours during the overnight shutdown to film everything they wanted to film. All of the people were extras brought in. Maybe E-Ring's crew thought they couldn't pull off all of the production they needed in such a limited timeframe, or maybe they couldn't get a permit.
     

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