At Seattle Fire Station 19, everyone from the captain to the rookies puts their hearts and lives on the line regardless of whether they are on duty or off the clock.
These heroic men and women are like a big family, and together they risk their lives as first responders in order to save others.
As for Station 19, I can hardly believe it got on the air, even with the big names behind it. I am usually very easy to please as though I do enjoy "good" or "unique" TV, I still watch things most would call crappy simply because I have the time. I even forced myself to keep watching "Somewhere Between" last summer and despite the god awful acting, by the end the plot was tolerable.
Again, I will watch pretty much anything. But NOT STATION 19! Even with some actors I like, this show is ROCK BOTTOM.
The writing on this show is lazy and immature. From the out of the blue promotions that are intended to catapult a fire fighter to lieutenant and ultimately to captain of the station is not suspending disbelief, it is being forced to ignore a far fetched story line. Coupled with contrived suspense that really in the worst possible case, just isn't that bad of a situation, just makes it worse. The firefighters stare at a burning room. Why the delay? Then they turn on the hoses and 20 seconds later the fire's out. That's just not a lot to get worked up over.
So no, I don't need to watch Animal Planet. But I do prefer shows that know how to properly transport the viewer into a proper state of suspended disbelief.
So many terrible things about this show. A fire station captain essentially gives a field promotion to his daughter to the rank of lieutenant.. I thought that there was a very difficult exam that she would have to take. And this was done so she could be promoted again to captain within a days. What organization would ever permit this?
But the firefighting scenarios are what's really bad. They make the political farce seem reasonable. In the last episode, a pretty simple kitchen fire that was put out within seconds with water hoses, heated a wine rack in the next room so much that the bottles exploded. How hot could it have been? There were two people in the room and they didn't seem overly affected by heat. How hot do wine bottles have to get before the wine builds pressure? And even so, wouldn't the corks pop out long before the glass shatters?
So then, all the civilian had to do was walk 5 feet past the exploding wine bottles with her mouth closed, but no, she somehow gets broken wine bottle glass stuck in her throat.
I nominate that scene for the lamest storyline in any show in the 21st century. It may even hold up for the next 82 years and win out at the end of the century.
Sometimes I watch reruns from even 10-15 years ago and am amazed at how bad current TV shows have become.
Good grief ! How many fires can they fight?
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