Commentary & Media 09 Nov 2007 05:11 am

Strike!

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)┬áif 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?

2 Responses to “Strike!”

  1. on 09 Nov 2007 at 1.Joni said …

    I blogged on this topic too, Chris. I’m with you, for the most part. I have plenty of other things to do but as a huge fan of The Office, I’m a little disappointed that there probably won’t be new episodes for a while. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll have no problem finding better things to do.

  2. on 12 Nov 2007 at 2.Shannon said …

    I think I’ll survive, though I will be bummed about not getting my weekly fix of Dr. House.

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