One of the networks has gone out and scheduled up production of this hour-long drama.
The layout? Well....."Joe" is married to this black dude (yep...a gay marriage). And the black dude husband has come up and gotten shot/killed....by the cops. So begins....'Red Line'. No one says if Joe was a drugged up thug....a PhD scientist....a fighter pilot.....or a community organizer. Maybe that part doesn't really matter.
I sat there reading the two-line description to this.
Basically, this is supposed to draw a bunch of black and gay viewers. That's the logic.
Most of the general black community? The minute you suggest that "George' (the black dude) has gotten killed....yeah....maybe fifty-percent of the black viewer community would get hyped up and watch the show. But then you say that the person left....is not "Tonya" but a white husband? Well....about 90-percent of the black community will just start laughing and saying....'the hell you say'.
The gay crowd? Well, they will look over the idea and then ask....yeah, but isn't this Noah Wyle guy 'regular' (non-gay) in real life? Couldn't they find a real gay actor? So they might go and watch two episodes of this, and along about the 3rd show....just shake their head because there is little there to be interested in.
A sort of fake political trend for some TV production? To be honest, they've run out of good ideas, and this is what we are stuck with now.
Fixing this? Maybe if you'd had "Joe" (the black dude shot), and his wife (Tonya) was ex-Army and Green Beret....sworn to kill the cop eventually for doing her husband wrong, then it might make for one good season. But the black dead dude and the white model-looking dude script? It just ain't going to work.