The Last Episode
Television viewing can be a very nerve-racking experience. How can it be, I think to myself, that the most brilliant, entertaining shows on television take entire summers off, and end WAY too soon, usually within 5-10 years, leaving their fans to catch re-runs and be able to quote episodes line-for-line decades afterwards?
Then, in comparisson, the most INANE, boring, lifeless productions on television (I speak of Daytime Soaps) have been around since the days of yore when the grandparents gathered around the big wooden Philco to listen in to the ancestors of the same characters that are depicted today. Shows where a one hour event takes a week to finish, and nobody notices that they just left their Christmas party in time to gather for New Year's Eve.
I find myself dreading the impending summer on overnights, armed with nothing but re-runs of my favorite shows. In fact, I know of only one show that I care about that will be airing NEW episodes this summer, and that is the here-to-for greatly missed "Dead Zone" on USA Network.
I have seen so many "Series Finale" "Season Finale" promos this week, it's making my head spin.
But, by the suit of Jerry Orbach, I will survive.