How much do we have to pay them to continue the strike indefinitely?Well good news everyone, there is a writers strike in Hollywood and production of all sitcoms and talk shows has ceased, nothing but indefinite reruns until the picket line is crossed or resolved.
Good point Steve! Interesting analysis of why we like the "train wreck" badness...I have a theory...it is escape! A really classic "cheese-ball" show....requires no thought! Think about it, the acting is bad, the writing is bad, production is bad......but again....all you have to do is sit there and chuckle and say...Boy this REALLY stinks!I have a theory that sort of lines up with yours: we tune into shows like "American Idol" more for the dilusional, frustrated, "I'm-in-Denial" mentality-like content. Something can be so bad it's funny. AI is a prime example. We tune into Badly written shows also to laugh. Most of us, however, can't suffer bad writting for long, so we tune out and the shows are cancelled before any great length of time. Sometimes they aren't and we are thoroughly confused as to why. What I can watch, with constant amazement, ( and generally some degree of sadness ) is people who think they are something when they are nothing. I honestly just can't wrap my mind around that mentality. I would love to see a documentary on all the psychological issues that lends someone to that type of thing.