"Too many times people look at T.V. and they forget that what they're watching is a story," Cain said. "Even the reality shows, they shoot a ton of film and then they go and create a story from it. "You need to have those dramatic scenes or people aren't going to watch."
Hear, hear. Strip all that over-the-top sexual tension from the ER or the pie-in-the-sky holographic technology from the criminal investigation shows and you won't hold my interest for long. If I wanted a lesson in brain surgery or forensic science, I'd pick up a textbook -- not the remote.
This work is the opinion of the columnist, and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.
Michelle Goodman is a freelance journalist, author and former cubicle dweller. Her books — "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube" and "My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire" (October 2008) — offer an irreverent take on the traditional career guide. More tips on career change, flex work and the freelance life can be found on her blog, Anti9to5Guide.com