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Set in the world of corporate stock trading, "The $treet" follows the lives of a group of employees working in a small New York City Wall Street trading company whom include expert broker Jack Kenderson, naive intern Tim Sherman, slick trader Mark McConnell, sexist office lout Freddy Sacker, outgoing trader Adam Mitchell, lead executive Tom Divack, receptionist Donna Pasqua, fellow trader Bridget Deshiell, Jack's lawyer fiance Alexandra Brill, and the tough new brokerage supervisor Catherine Miller whom is always at odds with Sacker and the other male employees. Written by
There was a British TV series from the late 1980s called "Capital City" which also dealt with the wheelings and dealings of financial types in the London equivalent of Wall Street, and which if memory serves was better - at least I managed to get through more than two episodes of it.
Unlike the Fox Network, Sky One did at least show all the produced episodes before removing it, though I'm damned if I know why - the deadly combination of impenetrable money-making jargon could have been forgiven if creators Jeff Rake and Darren Star (who, what with this, "Grosse Pointe" and "Central Park West" on his CV, should call himself Darren Blackhole... and yes, I do know he was also responsible for "Sex and the City," "Melrose Place" and "Beverly Hills 90210") had remembered to include even ONE character who wasn't a complete slug. My condolences to Jennifer Connelly for getting mixed up in this, and to W.G. Snuffy Walden for contributing another fine theme to a hopeless show.
Plus, any show where a character proclaims the superiority of Xena over Buffy DESERVES to be cancelled.
(Incidentally, am I the only one who thinks the music for the Darren Star Productions logo sounds like the opening notes of the theme from "The Simpsons" lowered an octave or two?)
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