As a former TV
junkie, I chose to get rid of mine years ago for that reason (among others), so it's not hard for me to see what's happening with the TV
strike. As shown
, there are some really popular shows that either have to go into reruns now, or the network producers had better get creative and perhaps show some classics, for example, from "must-see TV
" and other shows.
I'm sure some of these writers (and beyond that - production crews - even actors/actresses) could be in financial straits, so I don't mean what I now say in any berating way towards them - I'm directing this at the elitism of Hollywood -
Your shows must not mean too much to the American people as a whole - people are getting along just fine with other things to do (and, in the age of cable TV
, other things to watch, too). I don't hear of any great panic that people will miss their shows, demanding that the writers and producers soon find common ground. If there is a lot of frenzy over it, point it out to me, please, so I can laugh at it.