I recently have been watching this show. I was a fan of Hayden Panettiere from HEROS, so I was curious. Now I do like the music and it’s interesting to watch where they are going knowing that the music business is in the toilet… so I also wanna see these guys working. I mean musicians. The world after all still needs live music right? I do 🙂
T Bone Burnett is the Music Supervisor on this show as well. But really what got me watching it was that a journalist told me to watch it because of this stepper component. We ex steppers need to keep our enemies closer right?
So the sponsor played by actor Robert Wisdon and sponsee played by Charles Easten seen on the left, are having the usual coffee shop coffee meeting… ok…let me gag…. When the sponsor tells the sponsee that he is better then a therapist!!! I wanted to beeachhhh slap the guy right through the TV but , hey , it just wasn’t possible. No offense to the actors, I like them, they are doing a great job acting, but the stepper talk….wow …so dated. Get with the times creator Callie Khouri! Do some digging. Google Alternatives to AA PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is this blantant promoting of Alcoholics Anonymous that makes us sick.
The music is the saving grace on this show along with some of the actors and great set design. Love the songs, singing and music. But please cut the stepper crap out.
Your thoughts on how we can reach these Hollywood types to wake up and mention other choices like Smart Recovery, SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) or Moderation. Why can’t some of these shows depict a character have a problem and overcome it and drink moderately? That’s what 95% of all troubled drinkers do.
Come on guys…..it’s not 1935 anymore. AA is outdated and filled with sexual predators and violent criminals anyway!
Here is my question to the Producers of the show …If you went to a Dr and he pulled out a manual from 1939 and tools from then…wouldn’t you run?
I would. So here is a dentist from the 1930’s or would you prefer cigarettes that were advertised that they were good for your health?