Friday, November 09, 2007

Now what do we watch?


If you click on the headline above it will take you to the Los Angeles Times website. There you'll find lots of information, photos and related articles on the Writers Guild of America strike.
As you can imagine it is one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, stories out here in SoCal.

If you really want to keep up with news on the WGA strike you might also click on the links of both Mark Evanier and Mark Verheiden who are directly involved in the situation. ME especially goes out of his way to answer questions about the strike in reply to some of his readers.

It will still probably be weeks if not the beginning of the New Year before some of the shows Donna and I watch regularly are effected. Of course, I miss The Daily Show and the occasional Letterman, but we don't watch either on a regular basis, since we are usually already sleeping. Not a lot of excitement in Chez Chaput past 10:00pm during the week.

To be honest, most night we only watch maybe an hour or two of network television and some night even less. We are already among those viewers who get most of their entertainment from various cable stations, either new shows or reruns. You would think that the producers would keep this in mind but they seem to believe that millions will continue to tune in to their Prime Time programs despite declining ratings each and every year.

Just to be on the safe side though, we're finally going to break down and join Blockbuster this weekend. There's one close by and either Donna or I can stop by after work to pick up something for an evening. Heck, a long strike might give us time to catch up on all those movies we've skipped the last year!
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