Over the last few months I have been holding out for that one perfect week where every show I watch aired. Battlestar Galactica and Lost returned in the same week in January and Dollhouse was premiering in February, and with shows that started in Fall 2008 still ongoing I figured there would be plenty of opportunities for the worlds to align and I would be treated with Monday through Friday of television.
It never played out that way. I was always robbed of this magical week because of many reasons. Several weren’t aired due to Presidential press conferences, networks went dark on others because they were avoiding the DTV switch that went into play in some markets and then the usual scheduling issues that networks have prevented other ones from airing.
In the next three months I will say goodbye for good when three of my TV wrap for good and while their absence from the weekly program grid would increase the odds of this television storm aligning I wanted every show I watched in the 2008-2009 season to be on at once.
This week is as close to the storm as I would get except ABC robbed me of that with Scrubs and Lost not being aired. Even Jenna’s programs almost had a 100% turn out rate. It seems I was chasing an elusive dream that was never meant to be.