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Strike images aren't as fun as new material on TV.
You gotta love a strike that's actually glam. I mean, seriously. Check out these picket lines. It's half nerds, half cheerleaders. Half neurotics, and half... Vanessa Williams. It's so darn awesome I could watch the strike itself all day, if it wasn't the fact that I need a little Colbert and Stewart in my life, because The Onion doesn't update every darn day. So, with the funnymen and women off the air, and the threat of the weepers being re-run not far behind, it's time to give out my top five list of things to watch if your favorite stuff goes into reruns. It isn't much different from the pro's lists, but I have the passion of a fan, not a critic.
1) The Wire. Just watch it, people. It's literally as good as King Lear — but set in Baltimore so you don't have all that wind and iambic pentameter mucking up your revenge drama.
2) Battlestar Galactica. Don't be ashamed. You, too, will want to make it with a Cylon. It's like Aldous Huxley with hot robots.
3) Arrested Development. You will snort milk out your nose. HILARITY WILL ENSUE.
4)Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Start from the beginning, and call in sick to work. Simply some of the most creative writing on TV. Ever.
5) Big Love. So meaty. It will make you re-imagine what family — and America — means. This is not so much about plural marriage as it is about different social constructions of the family unit. (And, a little bit about looking at Margene in cute clothes.)