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02 November 2007 @ 04:16 pm
One for the money, two for the show.  
1. In case anyone's been living underneath a rock, writers are going on strike. While I have my own opinions about this, I have nothing else to contribute about this topic that hasn't already been said by others. Though apparently this is going to affect many networks and shows, including The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Even Heroes: Origins has been declared indefinitely shelved due to this (although according the sources, the ratings are also partially to blame, something I am upset about) -- also this strike might be prepping for an early Heroes season finale. I do hope this strike is short-lived and a compromised will be settled soon, for obvious reasons that our shows don't get snubbed. Otherwise we're going to have to live with rerunning episodes and the dreaded reality TV until that time comes.

2. Autumn is finally here. It's getting colder and already the leaves are turning brown/red/orange and falling from the trees. Oh, and it's already freaking November! We've had a thunder-storm warning a couple of days ago, and while we haven't had really rainy-weather it's been really chilly outside. But the best part? I get these catalogues that are just tempting me with their Christmas sales. Yeah, I know, I'm a Christmas freak. I love the holiday season, so sue me.

3. I am now addicted to Gossip Girl. I love Blair, Leighton Meester is absolutely gorgeous. Blake Lively is great as Serena and I love Serena/Blair's friendship. Yep, I love this show and it's dramarama, it's is my guiltest pleasure.
Current Mood: listlesslistless
Current Music: Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
Autumn: you like how i changed it up {gg}penelopeblack on November 3rd, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Omg, I adore Gossip Girls. I agree 100% about Leighton Meester. I love Dan and Jenny too. :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 3rd, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
GG took me by surprise, and I'm loving it. ♥
Jen: gg - s&b - dead of otpsnowfire on November 3rd, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
1. The writer's strike is driving me insane. I really hope it doesn't last as long as the last one - that would be absolutely terrible! I can't accept the idea of reality television and nothing else for months and months.

2. CHRISTMAS! It's been flurrying here the past couple of nights and it never ceases to make me so happy to see the snow falling down. And I definitely here you about the Christmas sale catalogs. It's finally feeling like the holidays are here and I love it!

3.) Yay for Gossip Girls! I have to admit that I'm addicted to it - I love almost all of the characters and I loveee the Jenny/Eric and Serena/Blair relationships. And, of course, the catty drama!
Renée: Ruby. Deep-fried crack.rogueslayer452 on November 3rd, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
I agree. I mean, I understand what the strike is about and they have every right to want recognition for their work and so forth, but if this lasts for months and months without any deals or agreements of it, then...I don't know what I'll do. Seriously. I'm worried about my main shows in general, BSG's final season for one, and Heroes is possibly being threatened for an early finale. I'm just...I don't know. It's a sad thing to have happen.

Eee! Can it be Christmas already, please? *bounces*

Seriously, I love GG. I knew I would like it based on what I've seen from previews and everyone talking about it, but I never expected to fall completely over it as I finally caught up with the episodes! It's the best new show I found this season.
Jen: gg - j&e - take me by the handsnowfire on November 3rd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
The one thing that I'm slightly hopeful over are the rumors that NBC might end up airing BSG if the strike continues for too long. I don't know if it'll happen or not, or if it's even a serious possibility, but I'm hoping! I really don't want an early finale for Heroes- the idea bothers me so much. I'm already bummed enough about the loss of Heroes: Origins!

That would be fantastic - I'm ready and waiting! I found out earlier that one of the Christmas XM channels was up already and just about died of glee.

It's irresistible! I keep thinking that Pushing Daisies should be my new favorite show, but not even that can compare with how much I love Gossip Girl.

Renéerogueslayer452 on November 3rd, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm glad that they've formulated a plan to use a backup finale in case this happens though, which is smart thinking instead of having those cliffhangers with no conclusion. With BSG, I know they've filmed several episodes but I don't know whether they've wrapped it up entirely. It would SUCK to have this be the last season and no firm ending like Ron Moore had wanted.

Regarding Heroes: Origins, it may return if things are settled with the strike, though this also depends on the ratings of the show in general, which have been low in most recent weeks.
I work, I function like i'm a girl.: elleokelay on November 3rd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
i'm sort of glad about the strike, i think it'll be good for the writers and tv in general. and maybe after a few weeks of reality tv-only, people will realize how much it sucks. yes, im being very optimistical.

i love christmas too
ive seen like three xmas eps, and all by chance.
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 3rd, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
I kind of feel this way too, although I'll be devastated for the lack of our shows if it goes on longer than it should, but hopefully this'll open things up. This strike had been predicted for some time, so it isn't a surprise thing that just abruptly happened one day. So in a way I hope things DO get straightened out. Because reality TV? It blows.

I'm already seen Christmas ads everywhere, it just makes me giddy. :D
rawthorne on November 3rd, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
Gossip Girl is my guilty pleasure. I hate and love it all at once. Blake is the most interesting character so far, I think. She's pretty complex.
Jbeauty_awake on November 5th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
I LOVE GG! but I have missed alot of epi's... you need weekly updates of that!
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 5th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
I should, shouldn't I? Sadly I haven't been doing those weekly update posts lately as I used to, I'm more fixated on Heroes theories/speculation posts and reviews...which those take up more time.

And yay for Gossip Girl! It's addictively good. :D
jirucloud on November 6th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
1. I know!!! So sad!!! I hope there's not an early end to Heroes because of this... the writers are just too good... GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT! Also... what? Heroes down in ratings??? Oh, it better not be cancelled... and lame plot points? Other than Claire and West, everything is amazing! T.T

2. lol! I hope that you are able to have such a fun Christmas and planning-for-Christmas! Sugar plums and gumdrops? ^.^ The Autumn is really nice, I hope it stays a bit warm until the snow is ready to fall, though...

3. I haven't had a change to watch that... I'm glad you're having fun with it though ^.^
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 6th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
1. The thing about the strike though, it was inevitable because the negotiations have been going on pratically almost all year, but nothing has been resolved between the union and the writers and therefore, a strike had to have been setup. It's a sad thing for our shows, especially Heroes and it's shortened season; but it's also for a good cause because the writers DO deserve the credit they're asking for. Unfortunately if the union isn't willing to cooperate we'll be slacking in worthwhile television and getting reruns and horrible reality TV.

The ratings have been not as great because of the slow-beginning of the season -- although I agree, aside from the West/Claire and some storylines not really making sense in some episodes, I simply LOVE it. And after tonight's episode the ratings should be ROCKETING.

2. It doesn't feel like autumn though, but I'm enjoying what I can. And I can't wait until Christmas! :D :D

3. You really should, it's a good show. At least, in my opinion, it depends on individual taste.