The writer’s strike is over. The good probably outweighs the bad, although it could be debatable considering the shows that will resume. Let’s weigh out the pros and cons.Con
-The Academy Awards will now go on. Which means we get the privilege of hearing Celebrities espouse their political views. And that makes a lot of sense on two levels. First of all, they are actors, which immediately legitimizes their political knowledge. Secondly, it’s a Movie awards ceremony, which again is a perfectly logical platform for political speeches. I can only hope they brag about going completely green again.
- Grey’s Anatomy – no explanation needed here. The longer this show stays off air, the better for everyone
- Desperate Housewives (See above)
- Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, CSI Everything Else, Cold Case, Without a Trace, NCIS – All these shows are the same…how many different spin-offs can you have? Every episode seems to have the exact same plotline followed by a shocking conclusion that reveals the criminal wasn’t who you first thought. Could have fooled me that the writer’s strike affected these shows. Seemed to me it was still on ever hour of the day. Then again, every episode is the same so re-runs look the same as the new shows.
- The Tonight Show and the Late Show – With or without writers, Letterman and Leno are about the same in the humor department. In my opinion, Conan O’Brien far exceeds both of these men.Pro
-The Office – best show on tv. Thursday nights at the Sorgenfrei house have been a little slower without Dwight Shrute and his antics. Rumor has it that 3-4 episodes were already 90% done so it will be returning quickly.
-House – I think it is one of the best shows on TV. The acting by Hugh Laurie, (Dr. Gregory House) is top notch. You would never know he was British, the first time I heard his real accent, my jaw dropped. Gregory House is one of the premier special cases doctors in the country. All cases that no one else can figure out come to him and his team.
What makes House work is the characters. Dr. House though a genius, is a miserable, lonely, atheist and for lack of a better term an all-around jerk House’s quirks combined with the hospital setting provide humorous dialogue and pressing ethic and religious issues. I highly recommend the show and am glad it will be returning.
-Less Reality TV – hopefully more written shows will necessarily subtract the number of reality shows.
-Cavemen might be dead – what a horrible idea for a show…did it ever have its premier?
-Lost – Can’t say I’ve ever watched it, but from people’s reaction…it’s gotta be a good thing.
-Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – might have salvaged it. My love of Terminator II spilled over into the new show. Not the greatest show on earth by any means, but watching robots throw each other through walls never seems to get old.
-24 – The writer’s strike forced it into next season, hopefully that will end up being a very good thing. It will give them more time to make up for the past two seasons and write a quality script.
Well after a short analysis, I’m thinking the writer’s strike should have lasted a few more months….at least until after the Oscars. Here’s to another Oscar awards show that will be completely Green.
The Wall Street Journal last week reported “to wit, trendy climate-change policies like ethanol and other bio-fuels are actually worse for the environment than fossil fuels.” How about that…nice work guys.