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Why are advertising shows the new law series? | January 27, 2009

Trust Me premiered on TNT last night. Critics called it emotionally vacant, dumb, and soulless. For them to succeed, they’re going to have to go way deeper. ph2009012502218

We caught glimpses of the Ad Biz on Melrose Place, Bewitched and 30 Something. Mad Men changed perceptions. It has complicated characters. Don Draper gets poetic about the products he’s schilling. He also makes it onto SNL where he tries to pitch a hula hoop with suspenders. 

But why are TV writers in love with the ad industry? 

Perhaps its the head on collision of culture, creativity and commerce,  the same conflicting forces that TV writers have to deal with in order to stay relevant. 

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