Started watching the program Second Chance. It is an intriguing program and has kept me interested so far, the story line is OK, the acting is OK and the directing and camera work are better then average. There is however one small issue – the damn transparent glass screens, I can see no reason what so ever for using something like a window as a screen. For any number of reasons it would be impractical.
- If the light is brighter behind the screen, it would be hard to see anything.
- If the sun is behind the screen (which happens ALL the time in this show) you can usually see nothing but also you take the chance of developing sight problems from looking at the sun. In one scene they are using the window-screen to develop an identikit picture, only a small portion of the picture can be seen because the sun is directly behind the glass, yet both people stand there as if the sun does not exist.
- Security. Anything you can see everyone else can also.
- Privacy. Same 3 – everyone can see everything.
I don’t know about people in the USA but everywhere else we like at lease a modicum of privacy. Using a window as a screen you not only have everyone in the room able to see what is on it but the whole damn neighbourhood. Why not just put a jumbo screen on your roof and display everything that goes on in your house ? I have even seen renovation programs where you cannot see so much as a curtain nor blind in the whole house, even the bath room. An episode of one program had a scene of a woman getting out of the bath right next to a window that was unshaded with traffic going by outside and houses across the street – may as well post signs for rapists telling them where the easy targets are.
I have had some A-Holes say that privacy no longer exist, well I dare them to post every singe detail of their lives online to prove it, including bank account details, PINs, passwords, security question details. Lets see how long they last – bet their accounts would be empty within minutes of the info being published – ask Jeremy Clarkson, he thought the same thing, until it happened to him.
UPDATE: 24 Mar 2016 Just a quick update, still watching and still intrigued but cannot see this going another season.