Goodbye Harm and Mac

After a successful 10 year run, JAG officially ended this past Friday night. While the show never received any critical success or awards, I certainly enjoyed watching it over the years. I felt that it presented a fairly balanced take on current issues.

An article in the Baltimore Sun expresses some of the frustration that people have television today:

The military drama JAG epitomizes the disconnect between Hollywood and Middle America. The show ends its 227-episode run tonight still a fan favorite and a pariah in the industry.

Despite surviving 10 seasons, the series and its actors have never been even nominated for an Emmy.

Emmys don’t keep series on the air for a decade; ratings do, so creator-executive producer Donald P. Bellisario said he took the snubs from his peers in stride. “Hollywood is a very liberal community that doesn’t have a great affinity for the military. At first, it was a bit irritating, but you get used to it.”

JAG has always been a red-state show. “It does great in Middle America,” Bellisario said. “The Northeast and major cities are not as strong.”

It has been fun to watch the growing relationship and building tension between Harm and Mac, and it was nice to see them finally get together. Congrats to the future Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Rabb and goodbye to an hour of good television.

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5 Comments

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how Hollywood fails to “get” everyday America.

  2. I never saw this show, except for clips, but I know that many people enjoyed watching it. This was a great review and good analysis of television today. I guess I’ll have to catch it on reruns now.

  3. good show, at least we have the reruns

  4. Loved the show. I lost a nice part on a show here casue I didnt want to vote for John Kerry. Lol show was cancelled anyway but I didnt lose my pride or honor.

  5. Lizzie

     /  May 28, 2007

    I love this show and wish the DVDs of JAG comes out soon because it is boring just being able to see two episodes when USA wants to show it.

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