Tuesday, December 02, 2008

How Well Do You Know Sif???

So, you think you know me pretty well, hey?

Here's a quiz for you then...

I just watched Eli Stone, and if you watched this show too, and think you know me quite well, then tell me THREE reasons I LOVED this show tonight...

C'mon, it's not hard...

FOR THOSE OF YOU HAVING TROUBLE WITH THIS QUIZ...

Here is a plot synopsis of the pilot episode, and a bit of goss about the pilot episode...

PLOT SYNOPSIS

Lawyer Eli Stone begins to see visions, including George Michael singing in his living room, and street cars in the lobby of his office building. Turns out he has a medical condition that affects his brain and might be the cause of the visions (as well as his late father, whom he considered a deadbeat until finding out his dad may have been similarly afflicted.) Eli takes on a case that pits him against his own firm, on the side of a mother and son fighting a drug company.


PILOT EPISODE CONTROVERSY

The show's pilot came under fire for depicting mercury additives in childhood vaccines as a credible cause for autism, an idea which had gained a great deal of media attention in the late 1990s but which was thoroughly disproved by the time the episode was produced. The American Academy of Pediatrics asked that a disclaimer to be placed in front of the show, reminding viewers that no mercury is present in routine vaccinations and that the mercury-autism link has been rejected by the medical community. The producers opted to show a disclaimer after the end credits stating that the "persons, companies, products or events" were fictional, referring viewers to the CDC's web site on autism for more information.


And...

Not the best quality, but for a starved fan, still great...



OmG, OmG!!! I just found MORE GM on ES!!! Future episode - this is going to be my absolute MUST show of this season...

5 comments:

Juniper said...

well, I mustn't know you at all, cause I don't even know what Eli Stone *is* LOL! Duh!

Sif said...

Well, now see, if you had watched Eli Stone, you'd probably be able to answer the quiz, but the key is to have watched the show, LOL...

Juniper said...

After reading your synopsis, I wish I *had* watched the show!

Okay, definitely the George Michael reference, and the vaccine bits - not sure about the third reason....

I am so annoyed about the disclaimer bit insisted upon by the AAP. I wonder if it was actually the pharmaceutical company that insisted on the disclaimer so that they didn't lose any money????

Argh!
- cynical because of a book i am reading atm

Sif said...

Well, I think the disclaimer is kind of funny, mainly because I watched the showed and didn't even see the disclaimer afterwards, so I'm thinking MOST people wouldn't havetaken notice of it - and as if they'd go to a website, rofl...

Besides which, more people listen to Oprah than any medical foundation and Oprah recently ran a story on how the mercury thing hasn't been totally disclaimed...

Spiralmumma said...

Never heard of it. is it on TV atm?
I'm guessing it's because he likes Gorgie boy and is against vaccination?

Teenagers and the failing parent...