Monday, March 19, 2007 - The Dull Inside Side of Hollywood
No matter what the job, a whole lot of any work consists of waiting around. An overcast Monday in the center of Hollywood, and up at the absurdly trendy Geisha House (Hollywood and Cherokee, photographed and mentioned before), the riggers are setting up for a television shoot. This turns out to be a location shoot for the CBS television series Shark - that James Woods and Jeri Ryan thing that's been around since the 2006 fall season. James Woods and Jeri Ryan aren't there. The pilot was directed by Spike Lee. He's not there either - just the people who make things work - grips, gaffers and best boys and all that.
If you're one of those who doesn't watch much television, James Woods plays Sebastian Stark - a notorious Los Angeles defense attorney who becomes a prosecutor. Or as TV.com explains it -
Sebastian Stark, a charismatic, supremely self-confident defense attorney who, after a shocking outcome in one of his cases and a personal epiphany, brings his cutthroat tactics to the prosecutor's office as the head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's High Profile Crime Unit. A group of young prosecutors are about to have the learning experience of a lifetime because, though Stark is seeking to redeem himself, he has no intention of cooling his underhanded approach to cases just because he's now working for the "good guys."
Those who get things done are not impressed.