Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Hot hot hot

Channel Ten has started describing EVERY DARN THING as "hot". It's "hotting up" or it's a "hot new series" or "you thought that was hot".

Fitting with this theme, but perhaps not everyone's version of normality, they recently described Detective Goren from Law and Order: Criminal Intent (incidently one of my favourite programs) as the "hottest cop on TV".

Detective Goren is really really cool. He conveniently knows the answer to just about everything, but this annoyance is far outweighed by how interesting the show is. He's also the nerdiest cop on TV.

The most recently
aired episode in Australia contained a character who, we later discover, is an unknowing sufferer of Asperger's Syndrome (I say sufferer because he does suffer - I'm certainly aware that in other cases it's often regarded as a feature, not a bug. I've also discovered that this particular portrayal of Asperger's Syndrome was not appreciated by some. It's the usual TV mistake of explaining a person's murderous personality by their disease/disorder/affliction/syndrome. I'm sure it makes a lot of people angry). Goren's partner, the overshadowed side-kick Detective Eames, remarked, "you didn't tell me you had an older, even geekier brother".

So what does it say for nerds when the supposed "hottest cop on TV" is not only the nerdiest, but also someone who doesn't fit the attractive male stereotype? Hopefully lots! My guide to snagging a nice nerdy boy will be in hot demand.