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31 August 2009 @ 04:29 pm
Writer's Block: Under Protest  
Have you ever participated in a boycott? What did you boycott and why?
Yes, in fact I am still participating in a boycott against CBS ever since they declared my business and viewership to be unwelcome by canceling the only show I watched on CBS, Moonlight, back in May of 2008. CBS has never interested me much in the way of shows, but then a show finally came along that did interest me, very much, and which got decent ratings and had a good, devoted fan base of just the demographic they were aiming for (rocking the 18-49 category, women, etc).....only for them to go an cancel it, despite all of this and our valiant efforts. I actually did call and email and mail them many times, and did mention that this was the only show I watched on CBS, and if they got rid of it, then I would go as well (since their network would no longer hold any interest for me)--and I've kept my word.

So yeah, I continue to boycott CBS--if it's even on in a room, I will leave the room until the channel is changed. They didn't want my business, and I will oblige them. To quote once more the song that they themselves played in the promos for the final two episodes of Moonlight, and which fits the situation well:

No, we're not gonna waste another moment in this town.
And we won't come back your world is calling out.
We'll leave the past in the past,
Gonna find the future.
If misery loves company well,
So long, you'll miss me when I'm gone.

Won't look back,
When I say goodbye.

("When I'm Gone" by Simple Plan)
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: "When I'm Gone" by Simple Plan
nonnymoosenonnymoose on August 31st, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Good for you. That was a splendid show that should have gone much longer.
sherrilina: Mick/Beth (Moonlight)sherrilina on September 1st, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! And yeah, seriously....it makes me sad just thinking about all the potential it still had, cut short....
beaksy13beaksy13 on September 1st, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Ah yes you and your CBS boycott! I would participate with you, because they canceled Joan of Arcadia, but Survivor is such a good show. I love going back and watching clips of old JOA episodes and seeing young Mike Welch/Mike Newton. I still cannot find the CW on my TV, and it is driving me nuts!! I also discovered I don't get PBS, this situation must be remedied ASAP!
mscam: Moonlight// Micks -Beth-doughnut envymscam on September 4th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, Moonlight how I you! ;-;

Now I want to go watch my DVDS. *sigh*