Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Writers Guild of America Has Lost Its Collective Mind

I am...perplexed...to announce that the Writers Guild of America West plans on honoring John Wells with an award for excellence in television writing.

John Wells, who coincidentally used to be president of WGA West.

John Wells, who single-handedly killed the spirit of an outstanding television show after Aaron Sorkin left The West Wing.

John Wells, who sent a tank down the streets of Chicago on ER.

John Wells, who freaking crashed a helicopter down on (previous helicopter victim) Dr. Romano's head, also on ER.


Sigh. Supposedly, the award is given annually to "writers who have advanced the literature of television throughout the years and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer." If by "outstanding contributions," you mean, "giant explosions during sweeps," then right on, WGA West. Right on.