Trauma: From the Field
Well, dear readers. It’s an exciting day here at doubleawk. We have our first reader-submitted celebrity photograph. And, in keeping with doubleawk’s kinder, gentler version of paparazzing, it’s devoid of obvious celebrities. But it does show a television shoot happening today near our reader’s office in San Francisco. It’s a pic from the set of Trauma, a show that will air on NBC and apparently caused a lot of drama by filming a fake tanker-trailer explosion and a fake old-person-plowing-through-a-pedestrian-market. Two great tragedies that apparently go great together, in the minds of the show’s producers.
Things appear calmer outside the lobby of 1 Bush Street, where our fearless reader snapped this pic:
The photo comes to us courtesy of Charles: dear friend from college, real estate development mogul, and now celebrity photog #3 here at doubleawk. Charles, be warned that the filming of this show might create a fake disaster area near your office. Plus side? Maybe you could leave work early.
My research on Trauma yields the following: it’s yet another medical show. Now, to my knowledge, NBC just finally got rid of a medical show that no one had watched since I was in high school. Why in God’s name would they invest so heavily in another? (Obviously, closing San Francisco overpasses so you can stage a controlled tanker explosion isn’t just scary and stupid. It’s also really freaking expensive.) The medical drama is an overdone genre as it is. I hate to bag on the show of a fellow Dartmouth alumna, but Grey’s Anatomy has basically pole-vaulted the shark at this point. Wedding swaps? Ghosts? The afterlife elevator metaphor? (Which isn’t to say I don’t still watch it online. It’s just to say that I’m embarrassed to admit it. But isn’t humiliating myself what doubleawk is really all about?). Why-oh-why would NBC want to cram its way into this high-budget, overdone market? Oh, right, because this show is supposed to be different. It’s not about doctors, or nurses (finally becoming characters in their own right on Nurse Jackie, another show I haven’t seen), but paramedics. Is this some sort of attempt to reach out to a more working class audience, tired of the problems of neurotic doctors? Is it a social/cultural phenomenon sprung from the tensions of the healthcare reform debate? I don’t know. And I still don’t care. I won’t be watching it, unless there’s a chance I can see Charles in the background.Even if Charles had managed a picture of an actor, I wouldn’t have been able to recognize him/her. I haven’t heard of any of the people on this show (which doesn’t mean they’re not great actors, just that they’re not celebrities).
There is, however, an actor on the show named Billy Lush, which is a completely awesome name. Hopefully he plays a down and out alcoholic whose drinking ruins his personal life, but doesn’t stop him from being one heck of an EMT.
So, my faithful followers, the floodgates have opened: send me a picture of a famous person/movie set/site of fame-whore interest as well as a picture of yourself awkwardly lurking around, and I’ll post them here at doubleawk.
Yours in awkwardness, Leda