The Stupidity of the Winter Hiatus

I don’t know about you, but with the Golden Globes last night (although I didn’t get a chance to watch them live and have yet to sit down and watch a recording), pretty much marking the official return of good TV to TV after the winter hiatus, I am pumped.

I always thought it was incredibly stupid that during breaks from school and work there was nothing new on TV. This article explains how the holidays, traditionally seen as a low-viewership period of time, may actually offer a lot of potential to television networks, and they should take note.

How do you feel about the winter hiatus? Do you use it as a break to catch up on shows, or do you too, feel like you’re wasting away with nothing to watch?

Wasting Away in the Winter Hiatus
Liz Medendorp @ PopMatters

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Recently we were back in that time of year when TV hits a dry spell: the infamous Winter Hiatus, when no new episodes are aired from about mid-December to mid-January. If you’re anything like me, you’re anxious for things to start up again, growing bored out of your mind watching the only things available to you: reruns, holiday specials you’ve seen dozens of times, and drawn-out New Year’s Eve shows. Why must we endure this dearth of good television precisely during that time of year when pretty much everyone has time off?”

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