If you’re not a television viewer, you’ll want to move on to another blog right about now.
I’m sure you’ve all heard in the news about the Writers Strike. Especially if you’re a fan of late night television. Let me tell you right up front that I am pro union. Especially the entertainment unions. I was a member of the Screen Actors Guild for many years. And before that, I worked as a nonunion performer for a number of years. So, believe me, I’m behind the union.
I have a number of people close to me who are affected by any performer’s strike. So, I keep informed. And in the entertainment industry, if one faction strikes, it affects everyone. We’re seeing this with the Writer’s Strike.
The same thing happened nearly 20 years ago. Right when I was a youngish doe-eyed ingenue moving my scared self and my already angry cat into the throws of Los Angeles. That strike lasted 5 months. And forced me to become a Legal Secretary for a year.
On the bright side, my typing skills improved dramatically. Greatly enhancing my blogging skills some 20 odd years later.
But, I’m left with more than a few reservations about the legal system.
Friends and family are bracing for the long haul in this one. And I support them. Although, the thought of more reality television programming is enough to make me want to read more books. As well I should.
But, recently, a tidbit of news made me choke on my morning oatmeal. My beloved shows such as “24”, “Jericho”, and “Lost” may not be airing as expected come January and February.
That’s hitting below the belt, people.
It was bad enough to make us wait until the start of the new year, but to prolong the agony? I can’t even remember what Locke looked like? Or if he died. Or if I cared if he died.
I think there will be some serious backlash in the blogging community. We’re accustomed to airing our dirty linens, and we’ll let those tightwad producers know that we’re watching them.
Do the right thing! Pay those writers for all of the computer downloads of shows they’ve written. You’re getting advertising on them, for the love of pete.
How is this strike affecting you? Or how will it potentially affect you?
And if you say that you don’t watch any television, I’ll know that you’ve never watched Jack Bauer torture a terrorist, while wearing a smokin’ tight t-shirt.
And you’re really missing out. I’m just sayin’.