go writers!

Screenwriters Dig In for an Extended Brawl” – The New York Times

Without writers, TV loads up on reality, reruns” – Reuters

I’m not updated on all the issues involved, and I definitely hate not knowing when the next Heroes and Grey’s episodes will be shown (or even shot), but a part of me’s still cheering on the writers on their fight. They’re a huge part of what makes a show a success, and it’s such a shame if they’re not getting the respect, recognition and compensation that they deserve. It’s also amazing how they were able to band together and cripple the TV industry like that. Dito kasi pag may nagwe-welga may mga makukuha ring iskirol kasi maraming kailangang maghanap-buhay.

mcdreamy and the chief support striking writers

McDreamy, the Chief and other Grey’s stars support the strike

The last new Grey’s episode aired last week, but the writers’ blog, which usually gets updated after each episode, naturally has been silent since the stike began. My favorite Heroes blog Beaming Beeman, on the other hand, is maintained by one of the directors and so he was able to tell how writer/creator Tim Kring worked ’til late on the eve of the strike, rewriting the last episode to give viewers a more “resolved and complete” story should the strike go on indefinitely and there would no more Season 2 episodes. I like that. He was committed to the story and to the viewers, yet he was also one with the other writers in fighting for what they deserve.

That said, I hope they all resolve everything and start writing and shooting my favorite shows!

Image taken from BBC article “Anatomy stars join writers strike


5 thoughts on “go writers!

  1. strawvera December 12, 2007 at 10:55 am Reply

    So it really is true. Grrr… We only have 4 channels here on our TV because we are using an aerial. That’s why I’m more dependent on the internet and of course I keep checking these shows out! Errr!!!

    I never thought that Heroes had problems. I actually was a bit dissatisfied as to how the last episode went. Sana maayos pa nila!

    As for Grey’s I can’t wait for another episode. I hope they don’t have a writer’s strike too… But then it’s good that McDreamy and The Chief are helping them too.



  2. rina December 12, 2007 at 11:06 am Reply

    vera, sorry my post doesn’t really give the whole story, but the strike is not on a per program basis, it’s really all across the TV industry. everyone’s doing reruns down because it’s the entire writers’ guild who went on strike. which is what amazed me. they are really united and standing up to the powerful studios!


  3. rondell December 16, 2007 at 3:21 pm Reply

    wow!!! sa wakas may mga update na rin ang blog mo!!! hindi ka na batugang blogger! at least for now!


  4. rina December 17, 2007 at 1:44 am Reply

    yes rondell,at least for now. i’m not promising anything πŸ™‚


  5. […] away at it. The show resumes tomorrow after about a five-month break caused by the writers’ strike, and the quiz became a sort of fun refresher on the stuff that went […]


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