The Oscars, Who Cares?
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Like most people, I get most of my news online now days. I usually read every morning. When I was checking out the entertainment section the CNN poll of the day was The Oscars: Do you care if they are canceled? With the writers strike still going on a number of other awards programs have been canceled and the Oscars are on the list of shows which may join them. As usual I answered the poll. I answered honestly and said no. What shocked me was that 82% of people who answered the poll agreed with me! 82% of people just don’t care if there is an Oscar ceremony or not. I found this incredibly surprising especially considering the rating the Oscars usually garners. Perhaps its time for the television industry to do what most other industries do and keep their award ceremonies to themselves. In the end the point is for the industry to honor its own and I agree that they should do so but, maybe the rest of us just don’t care.

The writer’s strike has the chance to really change the television industry and not in ways that anyone in that industry want. I’ve said it a number of times before but, the longer this strike is allowed to go on the more people realize that they just don’t need the regular programming to be offered up by the television networks. Many people, myself included, are finding other shows and other things to occupy our time and find ourselves just as happy. In the end this is not good for either the networks or the writers. My Xbox, DVD player, and bookshelf have gotten quite a work out since the strike started and you know what? I’m loving it. I find that I don’t miss Lost, etc. as much as I thought I would. The writers and TV execs should really think about that and settle their differences soon before their isn’t anything left for them to argue over.

Written by: Walt
Posted on: Thursday, January 24, 2008

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