Good news for me is that Lost, The Office, and Smallville are back to work. A few shows got canceled, which I suppose is a bummer for those who were getting a paycheck from them.
Which brings me to a slightly tongue-in-cheek thought.
Now that the writer's strike is over...
- Media pirates can start making an honest living again.
- Entertainment Tonight has something to talk about besides more spots that have Britney Spears driving away in a car in slow motion... because whenever you appear in slow motion on Entertainment Tonight you know something is up.
- People can quit reading books and get back to reading TV Guide... and doing TV Guide crossword puzzles that ask questions about the daughter on "Kate & Ali" (because apparently someone who makes TV Guide crossword puzzles has this weird fascination with always putting then actress"Ari Myers" as a clue... who makes it in about half the puzzles a year... and who hasn't really acted much since then... unless you count her voice work on the audio book "The Amy Fisher Story"... although I hear she does voice the mom on Disney's cartoon Stanley... why am I still talking about Ari Meyers?).
- Reality TV shows can go back to seeming less interesting. (Side note: I'm surprised no one did a reality show about writers on strike - that's gold, Jerry).
- Night owls can feel better about staying up and watching talk shows that actually do more than just talk.
- Saturday Night Live can again be live (versus running "The Best of Joe Piscapo")
Have fun watching... and be sure to have your couch potato chips handy.