I shouldn't have let the Hello, Attorney!
discussion die. There was pretty much universal support for turning that into a redirect.
For a while, I thought Hospital Hottie
was about makeup and wardrobe standards in TV hospitals versus real life. But it really isn't. It's just - TV hospital folk look better than their real-lie equivalents. And as Doktorvon Eurotrash
says, that's just an arbitrary But More Specific
variant of "people on TV look better than their real-lie equivalents," i.e. Shows Hire Attractive Actors
had been a police procedural or a legal procedural, it would have hired an attractive cast in exactly the same way as it did as a medical procedural. And, in fact, we have tropes for Attractive Officer
and Attractive Attorney
- because half the shows on TV are about doctors, cops and lawyers. If we had more 24
or The Mentalist
clones, someone would write-up a Hot Counter Terrorist
or Sexy Medium
None of these are tropes!
It might be kind of cool to have an All Casts Are Attractive
type page for ensemble dramas, one that lists only aversions, but that's probably asking for trouble.
edited 21st Jun '12 4:31:18 AM by Routerie