Just wasted the last hour watching NBC's brand new, "hard-hitting" military drama, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (he of Top Gun, Crimson Tide and Blackhawk Down fame). "What is the latest venue for M. Bruckheimer's latest armed, patriotic and dangerous tour de force?" I hear you cry. Well folks, that place is The Pentagon. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you The E-Ring. A no-holds barred, gritty portrayal of life inside the 5-sided wind tunnel on the Potomac. Needless to say, the show is a bag'o'shite. It has all the usual inaccuracies that provide much merriment for people who know better. For example- a US submarine infitrating Chinese waters by cunningly sailing on the surface; far too many flatscreen tvs and blinking lights in a situation room; a Col's office at the Pentagon being the size of a squash court; and every ops room has a shiny metal theme reminicent of Buck Rogers in the 25th Centruy etc. 'Shanghai' looks eerily like LA's Chinatown, complete with Yoshinoya (West Coast McJapanese food chain) and the ERV for the secret agent they are supposed to be rescuing is the Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro. Furthermore, the dialogue is crap and the plot line is completely implausible. I'm going to give it 5 weeks until it gets cancelled. (And only that long because Dennis Hopper is in it. Incidentally, his character's salad bar is bigger than that found in a Ponderosa. In addition he wears a Combat Inf badge, pilot's wings, 'idiot sticks' (despite the fact that he's supposed to be SF), jump wings and what looks like a Gold Blue Peter Badge.) I think we Brits can do much a much better job of portraying things as they really are. I submit that we good members of Arrse should get our heads together and come up with a pitch for a show called 'Main Building'. Let's show these Spams what life is like at the action-packed headquarters of the World's premier fighting force. The first thing we need to do is come up with some characters and storylines. Any ideas?