I’m Not an Addict, I Just Play One on TV

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I have a love-hate relationship with the DVR — it’s convenient, keeps me entertained and can be a real time-saver (ha). On the other hand, it doesn’t always record properly and gives me anxiety when the storage nears 2/3 full.

More painstaking than that, however, is the annual wait to see which shows will be renewed by major networks. While piles of crap like “2 & 1/2 Men” float by — TEN seasons, really?! — gems with actual merit are removed without a second thought. I’m still mourning the loss of “Best Friends Forever,” though I enjoy Jessica as the Marshall’s lady and Lennon’s brief appearance on “Mad Men.”

I’m so grateful ABC execs recognized the powerhouse that is “Nashville,” but I’m severely disappointed to see “Happy Endings” come to a, well … unhappy ending.

Although my taste level is questionable — I will defend The Real Housewives for sheer entertainment value at all costs — I cannot fathom why wit and charm are passed over for laugh tracks and seediness. Blech.

After finales air throughout the next few weeks, my DVR will finally get a much-needed break … because the only thing worse than the spring schedule coming to a close is the utter despair a “summer season” brings. TGFRHONJ!

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About Wittyburg

Sarcastic, sports-obsessed writer & FL native navigating SF.

7 responses to “I’m Not an Addict, I Just Play One on TV”

  1. bensbitterblog says :

    I am so bitter because, like you say crap like 2 1/2 men continues to be terrible year after year, good shows like Happy Endings and Community continue to struggle even though they are vastly superior. Luckily at least Community got renewed but only for 13 eps and probably won’t come back until next year. Screw you 2 and half men!

    • Wittyburg says :

      Community’s plight is so awful. It’s absolutely a show for the fans, and yet it goes through agonizing months of limbo.

      This season has me all messed up, because the delays made its timing off … a Christmas episode in April just isn’t right.

      • bensbitterblog says :

        Yes. In fact, they said all the seasons before they tried to avoid doing Christmas and Thanksgiving type episodes because of that very thing. But when they delayed it like they did it killed it. I still loved this season and am really glad they gave it another season.

      • Wittyburg says :

        Agreed, on all counts. The fan reaction to it and other lost series, like “Arrested Development,” should help the networks wake up … but it’s no use.

      • bensbitterblog says :

        Sounds like Happy Endings may end up somewhere else. I think this is why cable networks and Netflix/Hulu do so well. they are able to accept lower ratings and keep great shows on air, unlike the big networks.

  2. Katie says :

    Few things are more heartbreaking than one of your guilty pleasure shows being cancelled. I can relate! I love my DVR.

    • Wittyburg says :

      Glad I’m not the only one who’s been depressed when good shows are gone! I really need Netflix to keep their memory alive, but I fear that’ll just feed the addiction.

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