I don’t have the time to verify the veracity of Brent Evans information, but he’s compiled a dossier on how every television show is being effected by the writer’s strike.
I don’t know about everyone else out there, but I’ve all but stopped watching television this week. My interest has waned and I’m not even bothering with repeats. I will say it’s afforded me the chance to get back to reading. I finally polished off Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and I’m about halfway done with Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves, about Charlestown, MA bank robbers in the early 90’s. Makes me miss Boston in a way I could have imagined, but it’s also one of the better pulp novels I’ve come across.
Related: CBS has plans to call up Dexter, their grisly serial killer show on Showtime, up from the minors and reedit it for broadcast. That plan isn’t making some people happy, but for television fans this is a good plan. Why wouldn’t other television networks reuse shows from their cable outlets. ABC could use Greek and NBC has a cadre of shows like Monk, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka. They could use this as a chance to further build their audiences.
So, are you guys still watching television and if so what shows have you found worth watching now that everything is in repeat? Also, if you’re not watching television what have you been doing to occupy your time?