Thursday, January 31, 2008

How I'm surviving the WGA strike

A recent poll indicates that more than 60 percent of people don’t feel bothered or inconvenienced at all by the writers’ strike. I don’t quite fall into that camp, because pop TV, which I unashamedly adore, is now increasingly a cesspool of annoying reality shows (including Election 2008 nonsense). I’m missing Heroes in particular, and shortly, I’ll be missing The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But regardless, Deb and I are surviving nicely, thank you very much, on older TV series available on DVD. Right now, we’re plowing through all three seasons of Veronica Mars, which I enjoyed first run but Deb somehow missed; tonight, we’ll watch the seventh episode of season two. And on my own, I’ve been re-experiencing Babylon 5, slowly sipping at its first season and anticipating the wonders of seasons two through five. Coming up: revisits to Nowhere Man, La Femme Nikita, The Prisoner, the Emma Peel Avengers, and Firefly.



At 8:18 PM, Blogger Anders Monsen said...

Have you ever seen Wonderfalls? I heard good reviews about this but never caught it on TV. Apparently Tim Minear was one of the producers, and it lasted only half a season, and feature Jewel Staite. I don't even know if it's on DVD, but since you mentioned quality pop TV I thought you might have heard of the show.

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Anders, Wonderfalls is on DVD and it's great. Very odd, but great nonetheless. Charming, too.

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