Tuesday, February 12, 2008


The strike may be over today, once the writers vote on the proposal in New York and Los Angeles, and they may even get back to work as early as tomorrow. However, it will still be a month before new episodes of your favorite shows will be trotted out. And even then, some shows are already consigned to having their seasons cut short with an eye towards re-launching in the fall. (Among these are some of my favorites - like 'Chuck' and 'Pushing Daisies'.)

So that's why I'm continuing with my strike contingency viewing - old series on DVD which I'm finding in the Netflix stock, borrowed from friends, or tucked away in the library here at Toobworld Central.

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably already know what series I've been watching already. Among them are:

'Odyssey 5'
select episodes from 'Combat!'
'The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard' (again)

Right now I'm watching The Buccaneers' with Robert Shaw, from back in 1956.

But I've glot plenty of other series waiting for me in my Netflix queue to get me through the scripted drought:

'Rosemary and Thyme'
'Damages' (I'll give it another go)
'The Wire'
more of 'Poirot'
'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea'
'Foyle's War'

The old shows will probably be back before I get through that lot, but I'm saving these for during my break at work. (And I'm not giving away anymore than that here in print!)

Toby OB

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