As you may be aware, there is a strike in Hollywood. The writers are refusing to work because they feel the studios aren't paying them for money they make off dvds and internet broadcasts of their material. These are all valid points except the writers may be shooting themselves in the foot.
I watch a lot of tv. Usually, I watch on my own time on the computer and rarely live on tv which allows me the luxury of not watching trash. I usually research a show before I get into it to see whether it's a waste of my time. Now, most people are not as methodical as me and watch any old swill that comes on. With new episodes of shows winding down due to the strike, there is a chance once the mind-controlling numbness of tv dies down, people will break out of the trance and realize they've been wasting their lives with rubbish. It will be like that Simpsons episode where the kids discover there's a world outside. Watch as people peer out their windows, rubbing their eyes at this strange, natural illumination emanating from a ball of flame suspended in the sky.
Alas, the strike does indeed affect some top quality programming that I will sorely miss. But on the bright side, it will give me a chance to catch up on plenty of older series that I have neglected. And video games. Lots of video games.