Ground Zero

NBC’s The Biggest Loser isn’t the only show in the new Fall line-up to diss DC. CBS’ new show Jericho, about surviving nuclear holocaust, has giving DC the rub as well. (Although considering the circumstances maybe that’s a good thing).

In a dramatic scene from last night’s episode a character marks, with red pins in a map, all the U.S. cities to be nuked in the attack. Somehow Washington DC doesn’t get a pin! That doesn’t make any sense at all. We get Atlanta and Denver nuked but not DC – what? The character’s hand even sweeps passed DC on the map – but no pin.

Granted a few pins get placed off-screen, and DC might be one of them, but if you were directing this scene – the big reveal that the US just got massively nuked – wouldn’t DC be one of the first cities to really ram it home to the audience that the U.S. is wiped out?

2 Comments so far

  1. emily (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

    If you wanted to take over a country, you would leave the capital, with all the government buildings in tact. The US did not bomb Tokyo, they bombed Nagasaki. There is a reason DC is still unaffected.

  2. Tiffany (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    Yeah, but the British burned down the White House in 1812. You might leave the capital intact if you plan to occupy, but if you intend to cripple, you burn it to the ground.

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