Monday, November 24, 2008

ABC show on a "Modern Day Prophet" Canceled...

Bad news came last week for all Eli Stone fans out there when ABC officials told the producers they're not planning to pick up any more episodes. Canceled.

For those of you that haven't seen Eli Stone you missed the boat. There's no point in watching now unless you want to be let down in a few months when they air their last episode.

[Excerpt taken from Wikipedia]

A...drama set in a law firm where a thirty-something attorney, whose name is the title of the show, begins having larger-than-life visions that compel him to do out-of-the-ordinary things. Eli suffers from an inoperable brain aneurysm that causes him to have realistic hallucinations which often relate to the plot of that episode, and he may in fact be a modern day prophet.

It's a very cute and interesting show. Of course it has the usual drama any prime time show has but it keeps the sex and profanity to a minimum and actually brought themes of justice, compassion, and love mixed with a sense of a true American pop religion. Eli consults an acupuncturist, Dr. Chen, to help him decipher his prophetic visions which relates to a case directed to by "a higher power". His vision sometimes predicts the future and saves lives as in the case when he kept seeing visions of a devastating earthquake that takes out the Golden Gate Bridge (did I mention this takes place in San Fransisco).

And now it's canceled. I sent an email to ABC letting them know that after Lost ends in 2010 I'm entering into a lifelong boycott of their network. I know that sounds a little extreme since before Lost I never watched ABC in the first place. So I guess I'll continue not watching ABC after 2010.

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