Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Disappointed In Myself

I have a confession to make. Partly out of curiosity and partly out of a voyeuristic need to make sure it was really ending, I watched part of the series finale of 7th Heaven. Mostly I watched it on mute as the dialogue made me want to hurl. But I did watch it, and I rejoiced when it was over. "Yes," I thought. "Finally! No more saccharine judgement from these people. Thank God."

And then, while reading the Guide this week I discovered that 1.2 million people tuned in to see it go and as a result - they're RENEWING IT FOR ANOTHER SEASON. The disappointment in myself at helping this to happen was just immense, but then, then! I discovered that an even worse thing has happened as a result. Everwood (or as the Beast and I affectionately call it, Viagra) is ending this season because the new network that was created by the joining of WB and UPN only has one slot available. It was supposed to have gone to Viagra, but now, because 7th Heaven's ratings were so good, they're giving it to them.

The series finale of Everwood will be next Monday and I don't have any hope that we'll get even close to 1.2 mil to watch. I'll be watching, though, kleenex in hand.

I loved you, Everwood and for a time, you were mine. Now, I have to let you go. Please write!

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