Sunday, December 09, 2007

Thank You, Writers!

Without your strike, I probably would not be looking forward to the revival of American Gladiators. Or the fact that American Idol will hopefully be like Dateline is to NBC or the thousands of CSI shows are to CBS -- on every night. The last time I saw American Gladiators was when I was in college and most likely drunk. The whole drinking part added to the hilarity of the show. The revival of American Gladiators may call for the revival of the beer bong. If they are going to make me live in the past, I ought to do it right. I also heard that there is some new reality show called When Women Rule the World, where men have to survive an environment ruled by women. This seems beyond stupid. Mostly because they should name this show Lucky Bastard or I'm So Stupid, I'll Do Anything To Be On TV.

For those of you still unwilling to watch shows like Oprah’s Big Give or The Moment of Truth, there are going to be some "real" shows airing. Lost and Medium are finally coming back and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will begin airing in the new year. Of course, I don't know why you would want to skip a show based on people taking lie detector test. Doesn't that sound super fun? But really, 2008 will be filled will lots of un-reality. So get ready for more Survivor, Power of 10, Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, and a celebrity version of The Apprentice.

Will someone please give the writers what they are asking for? If this list of what we have waiting for us in 2008 is any indicator, the writers deserve to be paid for shows airing on the so-called "new media" and then some. See how much better the "old media" was before the strike and unending airings of shows like Wife Swap and Supernanny? I don't need to watch TV to see people let their children run wild, I could go to a big box store for that. For now, I will have to watch Drew Lachey commentate while Bruno and Carrie Ann have a dance war.


6 comments:

mad said...

Ha. I never knew the beer bong went out of style. Guess I haven't been watching enough reality crap.

Huckdoll said...

That was so depressing! I don't even think Big Brother combine with the beer bong will take me outta this funk.

Jill said...

I could probably handle Big Brother and Drew/bruno/carrie but I have a feeling some of the "reality" shows will be time fillers to say the least. I'd rather watch a test pattern. Oh, wait Do they even have those anymore? Simon Cowell tells the test pattern it has no talent. Yikes!

pissed off patricia said...

I seldom watch night tv because from the ads I see, most of it pretty much sucks. There's always PBS. Some times they have good stuff.

slag said...

I wonder if this strike will spark a reading revival. Or maybe a riot. One of the two.

pineapple said...

mad: i think I just got old or decided beer was better when you actually tasted it.

huckdoll: don't blame me, blame the assholes that won't give the same raise that they've given themselves/

jill: I think test patterns are called "infomercials" or "paid programming" these days.

pop: if you watch pbs how will you ever be able to watch trashy shows like America's Most Smartest Model?

slag: I was always a reader, so I can't answer that with any certainty. But my money is on the riot rather than the reading revival. I guess I will get out the riot gear once I finally get through all of the crap I still haven't watched. Or I will check out Buffy from the library and watch it again from the beginning...