TV Rule of Thumb: White-board Appropriateness

Over the past few weeks, the Wiz and I have come to realize that the best shows on TV right now are ones where there is the appearance of a white-board, or where a white-board appearance would not be out of the question.

This all came about after my eleventh exclamation that “I’m going to die if I don’t get a clear, see-through white board and a juicy white board marker”.
The Wiz reminded me, for the eleventh time, that see-through whiteboards are just just for TV. So the camera can capture the actor, for visual effect. No one in the real world would use a see-through white-board, because you would never easily be able to see what you were working on. The see-through white-board is a creation of TV. Sort of like the super size frying pan that Coppertone used to fry models in.

The White-board rule of thumb can apply to almost all TV shows right now.

Awesome shows with white-boards, or the potential for a white-board to make an appearance:

  1. Regensis
  2. House
  3. Shark
  4. Medium
  5. Dexter
  6. Nip Tuck
  7. Ghost Whisperer
  8. Blood Ties
  9. Numbers
  10. CSI
Shows that don’t have a hope in hell of having a whiteboard (and thus have *good* odds of being *very bad*):
  1. American Idol
  2. Dancing with the Stars
  3. Survivor
  4. Wife Swap
  5. Anything on The WB
  6. Any Reality Gameshow
  7. SuperNanny
  8. Next Top Model
  9. Mama’s Family
  10. Everybody Loves Raymond

See…. it really works - the white-board rule of thumb. Go ahead. Try it. You know I’m right. ;-)