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THE BASTARDS CANCELLED 'PUSHING DAISIES'!!!!!

That's it; I'm definitely giving up TV. What's the point of investing even one iota of emotional energy in something that could be arbitrarily cut off at a moment's notice with no possibility of resolution?

When the digital transition hits (*), our TV will not be making the leap with it. We'll rely on other forms of entertainment, and I'll find a way for Eric to still be able to get his weekly dose of football.

GRAAAAH!!!!


(*) And don't even get me started on what a con job THAT is.

Date: 2008-11-27 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patchofsky.livejournal.com
What? What? WHAT?!? But ... but I'm watching this week's episode right now! What?

Date: 2008-11-28 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corenn.livejournal.com
I KNOW. I KEEEEL THEM!!!

Date: 2008-11-28 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patchofsky.livejournal.com
I STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

Date: 2008-11-28 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patchofsky.livejournal.com
PERHAPS A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN?

Date: 2008-11-29 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corenn.livejournal.com
ABC.com has a petition section, I think. Or at the very least, there's a petition website linked in the comments section of the site I got this from.

Date: 2008-11-28 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harmalicious.livejournal.com
Well, you guys MUST watch Dollhouse. Yes, it will probably be canceled, but some Joss is better than no Joss.

Date: 2008-11-28 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corenn.livejournal.com
Oh, definitely. I'll take whatever brainchildren he's able to share. As with everything else he's produced on Fox, though, I don't expect they'll air more than half a season. Poopers.

Date: 2008-11-29 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonny-kate.livejournal.com
"I love this show!" has become "I love this show...when are they canceling it?"

I HATE THESE MORONS!!!

Why can't we own a network? Quirky, snarky stuff would never get canceled. Joss would have a safe haven. And new talent would have a supportive place to blossom.

(On a side note, Google Chrome keeps telling me that "cancelled" is wrong. So I looked it up. Who knew there were two acceptable spellings? Well, I probably did, just not on a conscious level...I like the one "l" better, though.)

Date: 2008-11-29 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corenn.livejournal.com
I was taught the two-l version (actually, a whole rule about doubling certain lettering when attaching a suffix) in grammar school, and it's only since high school that I've really seen those spellings go out of mainstream use.

As for our own network, I've had ideas for two in my head for years:

1) A network that shows only Quality Shows Cancelled Before Their Time

And

2) A network that contracts with writers for limited-run series only. The length can be anything from one episode to five seasons, as long as the quality is good and the writer can show the direction in the original pitch. The network would select the most successful (and success would be measured by viewer feedback in some capacity, not traditional ratings) from the pool of the writers, and they would be invited to develop more series. Just *think* what Joss could do in that environment.

Anyway, who's in?

Date: 2008-11-29 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corenn.livejournal.com
Oh, and I forgot to mention the biggest hook for audiences: no show would be cancelled without ample time to resolve things. That would also mean that writers would have the freedom to plan stories without always leaving themselves little "outs" in case the series got the axe.

Now, how would it make enough money to support itself? That's another story. :-)

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