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Old 09-24-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Who remembers the strike launched by the Writers Guild of America in 2007 and 2008? Did it affect your favorite shows?
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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Yes, it affect my favorite show, Friday Night Lights.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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It cut short the second season of 30 Rock, which was the only show I was following at the time.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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It affected several of the shows I watched at the time but two really stood out. "Gossip Girl" was a very different show going into the strike than it was when it came out. It was very dark and brooding in the beginning. Coming out of the strike it was much more, I am not sure the right word. Glitzier? "Bones" was another one affected. Hart Hanson has said in the past that the reason Zach was revealed as Gormigon's apprentice is that they wanted something big to bring people back after the strike.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The history of television is littered with writers' strikes. What makes this one noteworthy of its own thread?
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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The history of television is littered with writers' strikes. What makes this one noteworthy of its own thread?
Most writers strikes come and go without any lasting effects. Not even a blip on the radar. The strike of 2007 is largely regarded as one of the most disruptive to the industry, and the one that had lasting effects on the direction of many shows, in some cases causing their premature end.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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What I remember the most was starting to watch Dexter. Since the networks didn't have new shows CBS put an edited version of Dexter on and I was hooked. I had to get HBO!
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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What I remember the most was starting to watch Dexter. Since the networks didn't have new shows CBS put an edited version of Dexter on and I was hooked. I had to get HBO!
How did that work out for you, considering Dexter was on Showtime?
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Sure do!

It was probably the crowning blow the ending of my TV addiction. It took away any chance for "Bionic Woman" which by then, NBC was the only network I was watching that had anything decent on it.

After 2008, I was pretty much done with watching TV (in the way most people know it).
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:01 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the Writer's Guild strike was the launching point for "reality TV". (insert vomit emoji here)
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