Golden Globe Nominations: What Happened to Broadcast Shows?

Okay, so now I've had a day to think about it, and while I stand by what I said—that I couldn't be happier with the television nominations—I think it needs some explaining.

You see, there were a lot of new shows on TV this year... Chuck, Life, Aliens in America, Gossip Girl, Pushing Daisies, Back to You, to name a few. And sadly, I think that Pushing Daisies is one of the only few that deserved to be heralded by the Globes.

The new broadcast shows... well they weren't that good. For the first time in my life, when I sat and watched my pilot DVDs last summer, I felt somber. I wasn't excited for the new season. No show was making me jump for joy.

Cable shows, on the other hand, rocked it, and the Globes are rewarding them. Woohoo for Damages, The Riches and my personal favorite, Dexter.

Remember last year when we had shows like Ugly Betty, Heroes and Brothers & Sisters? These shows made me excited to be a girl obsessed with TV. (Heroes didn't get nominated this year—although it still was a great show—it just never lived up to the hype of its first season.) With all the writers in the world, how did we not get any mind-blowing broadcast shows this season?

And now with the writers strike, who knows when we'll get new shows?

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