The Writers Guild of America is on strike. Bully for them. I hope they get whatever they are asking for, which I believe is some kind of payment for Internet broadcast rights. Writers are Hollywood’s unsung heroes, and although most are paid pretty well out there, that level of reimbursement is nothing compared to what the on-camera folks receive.
Ultimately, though, an interrupted season doesn’t affect me. I watch little or no network television. When somebody tips me to a good show, I wait to see if it self-destructs in the ratings. If it doesn’t, I usually rent it on DVD to watch at my leisure, minus the commercials. This is how I watch “24″ and “Lost.” Now that I have DVR, I do watch the occasional episode of “House,” but the thought of losing it for a few weeks (or longer) if the strike drags on doesn’t really bother me. Too many other things to do, I guess: Good books to read, movies to watch, people to talk to.
I can live without the new TV season, probably indefinitely. How about you?