new pd show on USA called Benched, preview below, is super offensive. I was willing to set aside the most offensive premise that a high paid corporate lawyer with no criminal experience whatsoever who is fired can’t find any other job so she settles for the PD who readily hires her. YA RIGHT.
But there are bigger problems. This just in: yes poor people accused of stupid crimes are easy to poke fun at. There is a fine line between finding the humor in the ridiculousness of the system and laughing at indigent criminal defendants because of their predicament. This show does not dance the line properly and it is seriously offensive. I can’t stomach to give it another chance.
I’m also really offended that major entities like NYTimes are giving it good reviews. No link provided because I don’t link to horseshit.