10 TV Shows I’ll Miss Most Due To The Writers’ Strike
Damn writers’ strike. No, I’m not in favor of it, nor am I against it. I can’t even tell who got greedier, the networks/producers or the writers. All I know is that it sucks, because that means most, if not all TV shows that I’ve been following religiously for the last few seasons will get whacked mid-season, and there’s no telling when they will get resurrected to finish whatever the hell story they’re trying to tell. Thank heavens “The Sopranos”, my favorite TV show of all time, has finally finished its run, and will get spared from the oncoming drought. The following shows, however, aren’t as lucky, and they’re the ones I’ll miss the most:
Actually, I’m not really sure if the second season of “Dexter”, arguably the sharpest show on TV these days, is gonna fall victim to the writers’ strike, given its short, 12-episode season format. But if this strike drags on for months, like it did in 1988, it would mean it’ll be a long time before we get to see America’s favorite serial killer do his thing for a 3rd season.
This show is evidently suffering from a sophomore slump, what with the Heroes 90210 thing featuring Claire and that creepy flying kid West, and the slow story-telling pace boring the hell out of many people. But just when the show is beginning to get interesting, namely, with Peter Petrelli regaining his memory and Adam Monroe turning out to be the 400+ year-old Takezo Kensei, there’s this rumor that the second season of “Heroes” will croak by December 3, after only 11 episodes. Bummer.
To be perfectly honest, the only reason I’m still watching this show is the super-hot Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort. Not as pretty as the other “Smallville” hotties, but there’s no questioning that gorgeous body of hers. But having watched all six previous seasons and endured its theme song for seven years now, I’d really appreciate some sort of closure on this series, as this seventh season is said to be the show’s last. Now this writers’ strike is threatening to blow that closure out of the water, and leave me and the rest of Smallville viewers hanging in the wind.
4. My Name Is Earl
This 3rd season is turning out to be much less funnier than previous seasons. Its writers also seem to be running out of ideas, rehashing crap that they’ve already done before, like that “COPS” double episode last week. Makes one think a writers’ strike could give them time to recharge their creative batteries, and return to form once this whole strike thing ends and reclaim the show’s stake as one of the funniest shows on TV.
5. Tell Me You Love Me
There’s no need to spell out what viewers are going to miss most about this otherwise boring HBO series.
It was bad enough that CBS execs axed this show early this year, and had to be brought back by fans who sent more than 20 tons of nuts their way. Now while the seven additional episodes ordered by the network are already in the can and will be shown early next year, we fans of the show would want to see more than just a third of a season, which is just what those seven episodes are. That prospect could be jeopardized by a prolonged writers’ strike, which execs could just easily use as an excuse to totally wipe “Jericho” off the face of the Earth, like the many U.S. cities it destroyed in the show’s first season.
We could only hope that ABC has stockpiled scripts to last entire Season 4 run of “Lost” from February 2008 to May 2008. It would suck big time if we come close to knowing who, or what “Jacob” is, or what the four-toed statue is all about, then leave the whole thing hanging for an indefinite period of time due to a shortage of scripts.
Already “24” has already been affected by this writers strike, as the supposed January 13, 2008 premiere of its seventh season has already been moved to God knows when. And that’s just too bad, because we were promised a new “24” after the snoozefest that was Season 6, and were all excited about it.
9. Desperate Housewives
My favorite guilty pleasure, “Desperate Housewives” has already halted production because of the writers’ strike. That means it’ll be a long time before we see what the heck new character Katherine Mayfair’s big secret is.
10. Prison Break
Ridiculous plot twists and Sara Tancredi’s head in a box notwithstanding, I’d still miss this show, if only for that new Latina cutie, Whistler’s girlfriend, whose name escapes me at the moment. Other than that, "Prison Break" could get cancelled because of this writer’s strike and I couldn’t care less. They’ve already stretched the show’s storyline a bit too much, and it’s time for this show to end this 3rd season, strike or no strike.
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