posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 07:59 PM
We are now in the second month of the WGA strike, and little to no progress has been made. The producers' offers, quite frankly, suck. Not only is
this strike hurting the writers, it hurts the producers as well. The $64,000 dollar question is: Why is this strike still going on? It is now January
2, which is when TV shows usually start showing new episodes again.
There are new shows airing, though. The Moment of Truth, American Idol, American Gladiators, and The Power of 10 to name a few. See a similarity here?
They're ALL reality or game shows. These shows require no writers or actors, and are cheap to make. Now, picture this senario, wich is quite
possible: The Top 20 rated shows all become reality shows and game shows. These TV shows will makes tons of money as the masses watch them. The
studios are now making more money than they ever have, and they don't need to spend it. " Who needs writers! We're richer without them, and America
is actually watching the trash we're throwing at them!"
I think the producers are definitley trying to create this senario, and I feel it will happen. I think the strike will come to an end eventually, but
if this keeps up, the writers will lose, and reality TV will dominate the airwaves for years to come.
I am planning to boycott watching any " Trash TV" over the next few months, and neither should you if you want your favs back on the air. Please
don't watch any of the new shows airing over the next few months, so we don't have to watch them for quite some time