All the late night hosts came back last night. And yes, I watched it. And yes, I watched NBC all the way. Honestly, I've always been a Leno and Conan fan. I just like them more than Dave and Craig. I personally find Letterman to be annoying. I know Dave has the writers back, but I'm glad Leno won the ratings war. I don't agree with an interim deal for one show regardless of the situation. If you're on strike, you're on strike.
Now, one day later, Leno is getting all kinds of heat for writing his own monologue. I know it violates the guild, but this to me is like when John Fogerty was sued for plagiarizing himself. What's next? Leno won't be able to laugh at himself on air.
As a member of the film industry, but not the WGA, it appears that things are really falling apart from my perspective. There's rumors of a secret meeting for A-list writers this weekend to form a coalition. There's also writers beginning to go fi-core.
Anyone with a brain knows that they are really never any winners in a strike. It affects so many different lives. The goal should be to make a deal that would make the strike "worth it", but is that really going to happen? From what I'm reading and who I'm talking to, I don't think it will. The WGA seems to be in a big hole. Whether they admit it or not, they've screwed themselves.
I hope they make a deal soon for my own sake and everyone effected, but things are starting to look grim. I guess the moral of the story is don't fuck with the studios. They became powerful for a reason and it wasn't because they were "nice".