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Sunday, August 5, 2007

I'm so BUMMED!

It's a sad, sad day when you learn that one of your absolute most favorite television shows in the whole world won't be returning next season. AAAARGH! Especially since I hardly watch TV anymore, what with everything being cheesy gameshows and reality show dork fests. The news is out that the fabulous Dresden Files television show, the series based on Jim Butcher's most excellent books of the same name, got a thumbs down from the Sci Fi network. What a bunch of ninnies. They wouldn't know a good show if it bit 'em in the ass, but TV is a bottom-line business. Apparently, they didn't get enough viewers to satisfy their advertisers and make airing the show worth their while.

Another show in danger of being canceled is Lifetime's Blood Ties based on the books by Tanya Huff. I don't care much for the books, but I love the show. Coincidentally, it was on at the same time as the Dresden Files, so I'd download the shows from iTunes and watch them on my laptop later. Wouldn't it be ironic if one show ended up cancelling out the other and vice versa because they competed for the same viewers? Yep, network ninnies all around. How hard is it to pay attention to what viewers are watching and try to accommodate them by choosing a time slot that pleases everyone?

Speaking of good TV shows, since the best are now off the air, I've discovered many of them are on DVD and I can rent them from Netflix. Or if I discover a show I like that's been on for a while, I can catch up by renting the DVDs. My husband and I are having a great time catching up with The Dead Zone by watching a backlog of episodes. I think we're in season 5 now.

Sigh. I'm probably better off just reading books. The story images I play in my mind will never go off the air.

3 comments:

Shannon Baker said...

I know how you feel. I went through the same grief when they cancelled Deadwood. I know people are put off by the profanity, but honestly, the dialogue is inspired. Takes some concentration but it's like poetry.

Catie said...

How hard is it to pay attention to what viewers are watching and try to accommodate them by choosing a time slot that pleases everyone?

Well, that's the point, they're not trying to accomodate everyone, they're trying to steal everybody else's viewers. It is, perhaps, a little short-sighted of them...

-Catie

MaryF said...

NOOOO!!!!!!!

Yeesh.