the Cold Case episode last night once again confirmed what we already know: pretty white ladies can illuminate a black family and help them solve all their problems. this kind of story writing will stop one day, but it still goes by unnoticed in tv world today.
ok, lemme explain a little. the main character on the show is a very pretty, extremely pale young female detective. she comes upon a black family deep in the projects -- four of the five brothers in this family have been shot and killed in what appears to be gang warfare. without going into the story further (there's a scooter named after W.E.B. Dubois....), the white detective's work with the family helps the mother stop smoking crack and convinces the last brother to let go of his desire for revenge.
i just wish they'd start writing smarter. they will, it's slow going.