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  • I watched the first two or three episodes of The Jury, and then gave up. In order to maintain the dramatic tension of television, the stories were set up so that by the time the jury needs to make a decision, it's a toss up whether the guy did it or not.

    That's reasonable doubt, to me. Which means the verdicts should have come back "not guilty", which means there's no more dramatic tension.

    I'm hoping they get it tweaked, at which point I may go back to it.

    • I caught part of the end of the show. The heavy reliance on flashback and needless quick cuts was rather annoying. The only thing I liked about it was playing "Spot the Oz Cast Members". ;-)

      PS: Vern is looking quite good these days -- he's lost weight and isn't playing a sociopath anymore! Making Kareem Said a Christian while keeping his old animosity towards Vern was quite entertaining (and somewhat distracting to the plot of The Jury -- I honestly don't remember what they were arguing over, except th

      • by pudge (1) on 2004.07.02 9:43 (#32076) Homepage Journal
        Valid points there, but the flashbacks and quick cuts are stuff I am used to from Oz anyway ... :p

        Also, Robson as a prison guard was pretty funny.

        Vern also plays a psychiatrist on L&O, and he looks pretty much the same there as he does here. That one is the biggest shock, because he plays such a calm and controlled and nice guy on L&O.