Brian McLane

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May 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Sometimes – you just gotta take it easy and recharge.

And somehow – for some reason – this is what does it for me. Watching the cops hunt down some real bad guys. Homicide Detectives finding evidence and piecing together stories culminating in catching some real bad guys. My personal favorite was City Confidential. Now it’s The First 48.

Yes – we’ve come a long way since COPS and COP ROCK – Remember that?

I just can’t get enough on sitting around zoning out on these (in some cases) bizarre stories. From The Big Kahuna to Scotland Yard, it’s what we love. Making stars out of – well guys who are already heroes. I think it’s also interesting to see how perps try to get away with their crimes but always wind up making one mistake. And we get to learn how to get around a luminol test and so goes the came of cat and mouse.

But you’re not going to beat the cops. Nor would we as a society want the bad guys too. Which must say something about human nature because – WHY do people keep thinking they’re going to get around DNA, or Security Cameras, and so on. And so the crimes of murder usually committed by a family member, continue to be committed – usually in a fit of passion.

Perhaps my favorite is I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT. Where we’re in the position of perhaps saying, OMG!!! YOU BLEW IT!!! And now there’s a new one coming out that I want to see… UNUSUAL SUSPECTS. “I Know I Didn’t Kill My Wife….” Uh-huh.

Here’s a clip from the 90’s COP ROCK where some Rich Folks get nabbed in a cocaine sting, then break into song. Now THAT’S called thinking out of the box – but it was ahead of it’s time. is not only in a New York Media Relations and Broadcast PR company that specializes in video distribution strategies – but we’re getting into the original programming business. I would love to hear any ideas about true crime shows that we could produce here in NY. How about something about body guards. I know former detective Jerry Palace of Palace Bodyguards…. he had a show called THE WRONG MAN – which I loved. But Court TV axed it I guess. He runs a bodyguard business too called Palace Guards.

Yes – I think it’s time to call Jerry. looking for Reality Crime Show

One final note – found a really cool website called CRIME CULTURE – here’s the

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