August 14, 2009
I’ve been watching some „Eureka“ lately.
I love that show, because it’s quirky and funny and full of geeky references that make me ever so happy.
The only thing that really bugs me, and consistently, I might add, is that they keep equating not knowing with being stupid.
In this show, all the smart people understand everything, all the time. The medical doctor is well versed in propulsion theory, and the technical engineer knows chaos theory, and the psychiatrist speaks quantum physics, and so on and so forth. And the fact that the Sherriff doesn’t is not because he never got a PhD in Advanced Fictional Science, but because he isn’t as smart as all the geniuses around him.
That makes me want to grab the writers and shake them, hard. Because that is stupid.