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Ugh — New York Times writer David Carr asserted in a February 12 article that TV viewers, “the real victims of the `writers’` strike,” actually didn’t care so much about the unceremonious midseason deaths of their favorite TV shows. Losers.

I can’t speak for everyone here, but I was definitely not “work`ing` on my Guitar Hero chops,” as Carr suggests. I may have had other things to keep me occupied, but my little three-TV-show-faithful heart was missing that uplifting Thursday dose of Tina Fey. It longed for a new episode of The Office, if only to prove that yes, it is possible to be more awkward than Critical Darling. And you can bet that when the second episode of the fourth season of Lost aired, the die-hard fans among Darling’s 24 NEA theater-writing fellow castaways found each other in LA two weeks ago and holed up to watch it. It’s just that good.

Did the writers get the short end by striking? We’ll see. The short-term implications ain’t lookin’ so hot, and it’s hard to say that a digital-media agreement made at this early hour will stand this test of time. But am I glad it’s over? Hell yes. XO.

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