We've all seen the television shows one by one start to 'go dark' as they run out of episodes during the writers' strike. Some of my favorite shows are already into reruns or off the air all together. Even with American Idol back and Lost starting up again tonight, it's leaving me with either a lot of extra time in the evenings - or a much smaller load of guilt since I'm no longer watching tv instead of doing other things that I should be doing (like oh, housework, dishes, laundry). And oh yes, it's left me more time for blogging and blog-reading! :)
I actually am enjoying not being beholden to the television in the evenings - I can watch it if I want to (there's a still a few shows on our DVR that I need to watch, or new episodes of some of my favorite cable network shows), but I don't feel like I have to. It's made me realize a couple of things - first that I watch way too much television, and second that if I actually turn off the television, I have more energy and interest in doing other things than I thought I would.
Here are my favorite shows that have already 'gone dark':
- Criminal Minds
- CSI: Miami
- Grey's Anatomy
- Law & Order: SVU
- Private Practice
- Without a Trace
And since that's only 10, here are 3 more popular shows that I don't watch but which also have run out of episodes - this isn't the entire list, but you can see the full list of which shows do and don't have episodes left at TV Gui*e.
- 30 Rock
- Desperate Housewives
- The Office
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