Tuesday, October 02, 2007


The new ABC show "Cavemen", based on the series of Geico commercials, to me had a certain potential. Much like the half-white/half-black characters in Star Trek's "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" episode, the cavemen have the opportunity to address racism in a television landscape in ways that just aren't seen in a typical fall lineup. They could address ignorance of history and science. The could go head-to-head against creationism and it's ugly stepchild intelligent design.

I was able to tolerate about 90 seconds of the program.

Perhaps some of that potential shone through later in the episode but the first part gave me the impression that it was produced by a team of network hacks and this was going to be just another sitcom.

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