January 07, 2003
"The Crooked E" scores in ratings

Like it or not, the CBS movie The Crooked E was a ratings winner, both in Houston, where it was #1 in the time slot, and nationally, where it was #2.

The article quotes various critics who offered mostly mixed reviews of the movie. Personally, I'm with Ken Hoffman:

Now I'm thinking the government should un-indict Andrew Fastow and leave the other Enron executives alone.

Instead the feds should go after the producer, the director and the actors who appeared in that wretched Enron TV movie I watched Sunday night.

I hung around to the end for one reason. I wanted to see if Houston cosmetic surgeon Franklin Rose was in the closing credits. Thanks, CBS, for portraying every Houston woman as a breast augmentation junkie and the rest of us as greed monsters and hillbillies.

The only thing CBS left out was, we're all fat, too.


UPDATE: Well, if my referral log is any indicator (and by now we all know what great power the blogiverse wields over the world), we can see why "The Crooked E" was a hit:

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Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 07, 2003 to Enronarama | TrackBack

i forgot it was on sunday night and by the time my sister called to ask whether i was watching, it was mostly over and i couldn't get into it. oh, well. no great loss.

Posted by: erica on January 7, 2003 12:08 PM

I decided there was no way it would be worth my time when I saw they put Shannon Elizabeth in a dramatic role.

Posted by: Rob on January 8, 2003 12:21 PM


Posted by: Joel on November 20, 2003 3:49 AM

I also am looking to purchase the movied "The Crooked E" either on dvd or on vhs. I'm an accounting teacher, and I could use some clips from this movie in class.

Posted by: Deborah on September 20, 2004 7:18 PM

Still looking to purchase the movie "The Crooked E" and I have learned that CBS does not own the rights to sell or distribute it. If anyone can give me information about who owns the rights, PLEASE let me know!!!!


Posted by: Deborah on February 18, 2005 2:09 PM