Things aren't looking good in the Hollywood writers' strike. Talks broke down on Friday, and there are no plans for the writers and producers to get back to the bargaining table. It's starting to feel like this strike isn't going away anytime soon, so I'm readying my strike plan.
What's a strike plan? It's how I plan to entertain myself while I wait for a normal slate of TV programming to return. All those DVDs on my Netflix queue, TiVoed shows I haven't gotten around to watching, and books sitting untouched on my shelf factor into my plan.
First up, I want to polish off all four seasons of The Wire so I can be ready when the final season premieres Jan. 6. Then maybe I'll finally finish those last few episodes of The Riches that have been languishing on my TiVo. I'll still have a few new episodes of Friday Night Lights to tide me over, and I'll be ready when the Cashmere Mafia vs. Lipstick Jungle battle kicks into high gear. I'll also be testing out the new American Gladiators, and my library card will get a workout as I test out Gods Behaving Badly and Atonement. If all that fails, I'll go back and watch a classic series from my teenage years: Dawson's Creek, start to finish.
What leftover TV shows, movies, and books will you be counting on to get you through if this strike goes on much longer?