Critic Alan Sepinwall has declared this the golden age of television and a movie I recently saw at the dollar show points out why. EDGE OF WATCH was a darn good movie. Except it was far too much like SOUTHLAND, a tv show, to make me sit up and take notice. I spent the entire movie thinking about this. I don't know if police dramas at the movies can separate themselves from shows like SOUTHLAND and THE SHIELD. Especially ones that dramatize the danger inherent in police work. Sure they can have slightly more villainous villains and more profanity but then what. And this was a good movie, not the run of the mill sort. This is especially true of movies dealing with crime and police officers but I see other genres suffering the same fate.
Have certain genres of movies become obsolete in now that cable television can spend so much more time on character development, etc?
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.