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November 7, 2007 / Toby Dayton

10 Reasons The Writer’s Strike Sucks

10. Whenever the next season of the ShowBiz Show With David Spade was going to start, it might not

9. Jay Leno’s monologue is always worth a laugh

8. Conan is still the best late night TV show and reruns are slightly less funny

7. Gossip Girl is sort of entertaining (maybe watch an episode before mocking me too harshly)

6. Entourage’s next season might be delayed

5. Boston Legal’s William Shatner & James Spader are one of the all-time best duos on TV

4. South Park is the best show on Comedy Central, and one of the best shows on TV

3. The Office is just as humorous as ever

2. 30 Rock is getting better and better, and it was hysterical to begin with

1. If Season 4 of Lost is delayed, I might slash my wrists

The writers are absolutely ‘in the right’ in this debate and have a legitimate claim on a fair and reasonable portion of the proceeds generated by new media. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers cannot possibly defend their position that the writers should remain shut out from benefiting economically from such things as DVD and iTunes sales. The producers have to understand, and I believe and hope they will, that as the media landscape has shifted over the past few years, the changes clearly have triggered new economic realities for the entire industry that must be apportioned fairly and reasonably across all the players in the media and entertainment food chain. From what is being written, there remains a wide gulf between the two sides, and people are anticipating a long and protracted battle. I sincerely hope the experts are wrong – I cannot wait any longer than 92 days for more Lost.

[tags]Writer’s Strike, Writer’s Guild of America, Celebrities on the Picket Line, Media & Entertainment, Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, iTunes, DVD Sales, Hollywood Shuts Down, What Will Americans Do Without TV?, Lost, South Park, David Spade, The Office, Boston Legal, Entourage, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Conan O’Brien, James Spader, William Shatner[/tags]

One Comment

  1. Puke Swap / Nov 7 2007 12:13 pm

    Agree with your list, especially number one. My only argument is that the Daily Show is the by far the best show on Comedy Central, followed by the Colbert Report.

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