Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. ‘9-1-1 Lone Star,’ Give Me a Break. Please.

 

This is RightAngles, TV Reporter, here to save you some time. Do not bother to watch the new Fox show 9-1-1 Lone Star unless you want to end up throwing things at your TV. I admit I may have been predisposed to disliking this show because in the trailer they flew the Texas flag upside-down, but I think my initial gut reaction proved to be correct. So without further ado, here is my reaction to this over-the-top mishmash of SJW causes.

My first clue was when with the opening credits barely finished, we learn that New York Fire Capt. Rob Lowe’s son, also a fireman, is gay. I mean they just could not wait to stick that in there. Lowe is sent to Austin to repopulate a firehouse where everyone died in an explosion, and they tell him diversity is paramount (what?). As a result, we see him interviewing a paramedic in a hijab (he hires her even though she has 11 reprimands on her record), a black trans person (a twofer!), a basic Brown Guy who has failed the written exam four times (he hires him too), gay men, etc., etc. I mean is this the Fire Department or the SJW Cavalcade?

I don’t know about you, but if my house is on fire I want a 120-pound woman in a hijab with a record of not following orders and whose scarf is blowing around getting in her eyes and a trans person who’s checking to see if I’m a bigot before saving me.

One woman calls 911 because her Mexican neighbors were making some kind of disturbance, and the firefighters arrest her (citizen’s arrest) for being a racist. (No idea why they sent the fire department for a noisy piñata party) She starts having breathing trouble so they think she’s having a heart attack (who could blame her?). Before helping her, a fireman says “I should tell you I’m gay” (why?), and she recoils a little so the trans one bends down to help and says “And I’m trans.” When the woman is in respiratory distress! Excuse me?

In one pilot, they managed to pack in all that plus an opioid overdose, a learning disability, PTSD, and an illegal Mexican kid with asthma who is saved in the street by paramedic Liv Tyler, whose face is so puffed up with fillers that she looks like an alien. She tells the dad he needs an inhaler, and the dad says no insurance because he’s afraid of being deported, so she gives him her card and says she’s “with a group who doesn’t ask questions.” Why aren’t we mad at the irresponsible dad who put the kid in this situation?

And did I mention Lowe’s character is a metrosexual? In a locker room scene with all the firemen wearing only towels, he stands in front of the mirror and lets them all in on his skincare secrets, including the importance of exfoliating and moisturizing. Begone, Toxic Masculinity! He also goes for regular hair treatments so he won’t go bald. Oh, and he has cancer due to being a 911 first responder, and he tells his doctor he’s not sure if he wants this new cancer treatment that can prolong his life because he’ll lose his hair. “This is my look,” he says to her. Priorities, I tells ya!

Obviously we also have two men kissing. And this does not mean I have animosity toward gay people. I don’t. I have animosity toward sanctimonious TV writers who think they’re more sophisticated and intelligent than I am so they have to shove every social cause down my throat until I vote Democrat. We also have of course the requisite interracial couple, which is usually a white man with a black wife because the other way around makes black women mad.

Well, you know what, this whole stupid show made me mad, and a spinoff from the already woke enough 9-1-1 was not necessary. I want to be entertained, not yelled at.

For these reasons and for flying the Texas flag upside-down (which may have been on purpose. “Look at us! Stickin’ it to The Man!” but it may have been just ignorance), Two Thumbs Down.

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There are 133 comments.

  1. Scott Wilmot Member

    Thanks for the warning.

    • #1
    • January 21, 2020, at 4:59 PM PST
    • 12 likes
  2. Bob Thompson Member

    You won’t catch me watching.

    • #2
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  3. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If you tell me that you are gay in the first five minutes, I am bored by minute six. This applies to TV, movies, and real life.

    • #3
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:08 PM PST
    • 21 likes
  4. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    Yeesh.

    I mean, wouldn’t they want to show the diversity crew as awesome, as opposed to a scruffy band of ne’er-do-wells? Diversity is paramount, so let’s hire bad employees?

    The typical lefty diversity show is really talented and incredibly skilled at their jobs. The sensitive gay guy is still a hero who will save the day in a traditional fashion.

    It’s like they have forgotten what the show is actually supposed to be about, and just virtue signalled all the way. Firemen responding to a disturbing the peace call? 

    • #4
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:15 PM PST
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  5. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Yeesh.

    I mean, wouldn’t they want to show the diversity crew as awesome, as opposed to a scruffy band of ne’er-do-wells? Diversity is paramount, so let’s hire bad employees?

    The typical lefty diversity show is really talented and incredibly skilled at their jobs. The sensitive gay guy is still a hero who will save the day in a traditional fashion.

    It’s like they have forgotten what the show is actually supposed to be about, and just virtue signalled all the way. Firemen responding to a disturbing the peace call?

    I know, right?! In the case of Hijab Girl, they presented her 11 demerits as a positive, if you can believe. As if it means she’s just a saucy self-starter stickin it to the patriarchy. They do show the trans person as the one who always saves the day though. The Generic Brown Guy who kept flunking the test? Not his fault! Learning Disability! (Just please don’t let him drive the fire truck if he can’t read signs)

    • #5
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:18 PM PST
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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It couldn’t be a parody, could it?

    No, I guess not. They wouldn’t dare.

    • #6
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:22 PM PST
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  7. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles

    Percival (View Comment):

    It couldn’t be a parody, could it?

    No, I guess not. They wouldn’t dare.

    Funny you should say that because after he hired the hijab girl with the 11 demerits and the generic brown guy who flunked the test 4 times, it was reminding me of an SNL skit (if SNL actually wrote satire anymore). And he interviews the lone survivor of the tragedy, a white guy who they take pains to tell us is from Seguin (se-GEEN), so we’ll think he’s a hick, and Rob Lowe tells him not to come back to work even though from what I’ve seen he’s the only one who even knows how to do the job since he’s been doing it for 10 years. But he’s a WHITE GUY! This will never do. No, if my house is on fire I want a woman in a hijab and a 5’6″ brown guy with dyslexia saving me.

    • #7
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:27 PM PST
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  8. Columbo Member

    This is real life in San Francisco …

    Fabulous.

    • #8
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:29 PM PST
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  9. OldPhil Coolidge

    and a spinoff from the already woke enough 9-1-1 was not necessary.

    “9-1-1 Woke 2, Electric Boogaloo”

    Sounds like comedy gold.

    • #9
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:30 PM PST
    • 7 likes
  10. Henry Castaigne Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Yeesh.

    I mean, wouldn’t they want to show the diversity crew as awesome, as opposed to a scruffy band of ne’er-do-wells? Diversity is paramount, so let’s hire bad employees?

    The typical lefty diversity show is really talented and incredibly skilled at their jobs. The sensitive gay guy is still a hero who will save the day in a traditional fashion.

    It’s like they have forgotten what the show is actually supposed to be about, and just virtue signalled all the way. Firemen responding to a disturbing the peace call?

    This is what happens when you promote diversity over virtue or excellence. The Left has always had this problem. They see groups instead of individuals and they see systems instead of virtue. 

    • #10
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:31 PM PST
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  11. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    It couldn’t be a parody, could it?

    No, I guess not. They wouldn’t dare.

    Funny you should say that because after he hired the hijab girl with the 11 demerits and the generic brown guy who flunked the test 4 times, it was reminding me of an SNL skit (if SNL actually wrote satire anymore).

    If someone did it as a satire, it would be interesting to see if they could get all the way through the pilot without getting cancelled.

    • #11
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:32 PM PST
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  12. Franco Member
    Franco Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I hate this kind of show even without all that SJW weirdness! 
    As a young boy I saw through the casting of the black guy as the smart scientist ( Mission Impossible, Hogan’s Heroes) as a benign attempt to reverse stereotypes but nevertheless mildly racist. This seems to be that in spades! hearts, clubs, diamonds, jokers and the card that tells you the rules of ‘go fish’. Hollywood has always seen itself as using their perch to enlighten the masses, and as long as they didn’t hit the preach buttons too hard, it wasn’t especially damaging to the ‘art’ as it were. This sounds positively horrible! How can a show like this survive? 
    We are living in dumbed-down dystopia.

     

    • #12
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:34 PM PST
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  13. Lilly B Coolidge

    So I guess this was a terrible day to quote Rob Lowe. I didn’t watch the show. He’s a good writer, though. If only there would be a show that dealt honestly with the importance of fathers, as he does in his first memoir: “For the then standard three days of my mother’s hospital stay, my father was forbidden to hold or touch me. As my mother and I bonded, my father and I remained separated by the glass of the observation window, looking at each other across the distance, the first notes in a theme that would be played out for the rest of our lives.” 

    • #13
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:36 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  14. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Member
    Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Austin resident Iowahawk is being won over, maybe you just need to give it more time.

     

    • #14
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:37 PM PST
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  15. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Yikes, thanks for the warning!

    • #15
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:38 PM PST
    • 1 like
  16. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSul Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    How inexcusably able-ist! No quadriplegics!?!?! No amputees!?!? No sight-challenged or hearing disabled!?!? Such bigots! Cancel them at once!

    • #16
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:38 PM PST
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  17. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Coolidge

    So, David French’s new favorite show, then?

    • #17
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:38 PM PST
    • 14 likes
  18. OldPhil Coolidge

    My wife (a big 9-1-1 fan) was telling me about this last night, mainly the skin care scene, as I was trying to READ A BOOK. I managed not to make any audible sounds of disgust, but luckily it doesn’t appear she’ll be watching episode 2.

    • #18
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:39 PM PST
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  19. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles

    Franco (View Comment):

    I hate this kind of show even without all that SJW weirdness!
    As a young boy I saw through the casting of the black guy as the smart scientist ( Mission Impossible, Hogan’s Heroes) as a benign attempt to reverse stereotypes but nevertheless mildly racist. This seems to be that in spades! hearts, clubs, diamonds, jokers and the card that tells you the rules of ‘go fish’. Hollywood has always seen itself as using their perch to enlighten the masses, and as long as they didn’t hit the preach buttons too hard, it wasn’t especially damaging to the ‘art’ as it were. This sounds positively horrible! How can a show like this survive?
    We are living in dumbed-down dystopia.

    True! And it’s all set up so that if you don’t like it, you’re a bigot. I even felt the need to include a disclaimer in my post, and I hated myself while writing it. But everyone needs to understand that objecting to the extraneous injection of men making out when it has nothing to do with the plot does not mean you hate gay people. I hate it that we have to defend ourselves against this phony accusation, and I hate it that everyone is afraid to object out loud. That’s how we’ve allowed things to come to this.

    • #19
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:40 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  20. Hoyacon Member

    I almost don’t believe this. It sounds like a parody.

    RA, you deserve combat pay. But since there’s no pay, don’t look for a check.

    I’m sure you left out the part about the smart, brave, happily-married Christian who keeps everybody in stitches with a great sense of humor.

    • #20
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:42 PM PST
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  21. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles

    Lilly B (View Comment):

    So I guess this was a terrible day to quote Rob Lowe. I didn’t watch the show. He’s a good writer, though. If only there would be a show that dealt honestly with the importance of fathers, as he does in his first memoir: “For the then standard three days of my mother’s hospital stay, my father was forbidden to hold or touch me. As my mother and I bonded, my father and I remained separated by the glass of the observation window, looking at each other across the distance, the first notes in a theme that would be played out for the rest of our lives.”

    I love Rob Lowe, and he’s a Conservative. I don’t fault him for being in this show. I don’t think he should have to turn down work to make a statement. He’s just acting.

    Also I love the quote from him that you used here: https://ricochet.com/714621/quote-of-the-day-secrets-and-scrutiny/

    • #21
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:50 PM PST
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  22. JustmeinAZ Member

    Are you serious? However I’m not going to watch to find out!

    I totally get the character’s attitude towards his hair though. I’ve been having chemotherapy since August for a breast tumour. Forget the cancer-I want my hair back!

    • #22
    • January 21, 2020, at 5:52 PM PST
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  23. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles

    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    Are you serious? However I’m not going to watch to find out!

    I totally get the character’s attitude towards his hair though. I’ve been having chemotherapy since August for a breast tumour. Forget the cancer-I want my hair back!

    OMG! I went through it too, so I sympathize. I just had a mass in my abdomen which was contained, but I still had to have some chemo. Not fun. And you will get our hair back! I knew a woman who lost her straight salt-and-pepper hair in chemo, and when it grew back in, it was black and curly with no gray.

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    • January 21, 2020, at 6:02 PM PST
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  24. JoelB Member

    I’m glad Liv Tyler’s look is due to make-up. My first reaction to the photo above was that time has not been kind.

    • #24
    • January 21, 2020, at 6:07 PM PST
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  25. Clavius Thatcher

    Wow, what a hot mess (that will pass the filters).

    • #25
    • January 21, 2020, at 6:08 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  26. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Coolidge

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I almost don’t believe this. It sounds like a parody.

    I assume it is.

    It is, isn’t it?

    • #26
    • January 21, 2020, at 6:09 PM PST
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  27. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles

    JoelB (View Comment):

    I’m glad Liv Tyler’s look is due to make-up. My first reaction to the photo above was that time has not been kind.

    She has been having fillers injected into her face, from what I can tell. I don’t understand why people think this looks good. At least they wear off after a few months.

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    • January 21, 2020, at 6:09 PM PST
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  28. Kozak Member
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    • January 21, 2020, at 6:13 PM PST
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  29. Hoyacon Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    I’m glad Liv Tyler’s look is due to make-up. My first reaction to the photo above was that time has not been kind.

    She has been having fillers injected into her face, from what I can tell. I don’t understand why people think this looks good. At least they wear off after a few months.

    I’m guessing her father may be advising her on this.

    • #29
    • January 21, 2020, at 6:14 PM PST
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  30. Full Size Tabby Member

    I wouldn’t have thought it possible to cram into one show so many improbable situations to use as SJW clubs. That’s in its own way rather impressive. 

    When social conservatives complain about shows glamorizing certain themes like sex, drugs, drinking, and violence in shows, the show people respond “we have to make it realistic so people can relate to the show. But then the shows beat us with these impossible combination of characters of the color, creed, sex, mental illness and other characteristics momentarily favored by the intelligentsia and they expect us to relate to the show and its characters? No.

    But that is part of why young people consider the country to be in worse shape than it is. Too many young people think that what they see in television shows reflects reality, or at least what reality should look like. They then translate that to believing that if they don’t see in the real world the same things they see in those elaborately constructed television programs, it’s because there’s something wrong with the people of this country. 

    Not only are shows such as described awful for hectoring the audience instead of entertaining the audience, such shows contribute to many problems in society. 

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    • January 21, 2020, at 6:18 PM PST
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