In 2011 there is no reason that Joss Whedon and Fox Television should have any impact on what's on my DVR. No reason except this: yesterday I deleted an entire run of The Event, No Ordinary Family and a few episodes of V from my DVR, clearing the space for 30+ hours of HD content. The kicker is that all of these episodes were unwatched.
You see, ever since Fox robbed me of my innocence by cancelling Firefly I have lived by a new mantra: I will not watch a network serialized drama, especially of a science fictional nature, until it has been confirmed for a second season. It hurts too much to invest my time in a story that will go nowhere and get there unresolved. This is entirely the fault of Fox.
I recognize the hypocrisy in this. I embrace the contradictory nature in what I wish for and the actions I take. By not watching a single episode of these shows I help contribute to their inevitable cancellation, thus creating a self-fulfilling prophesy. Logically, I cannot condone my behavior. Alas, Fox, you hurt me so deeply that I am now only capable of an emotional response to your actions -- I'm scared of being hurt again. And much like an abused member of a co-dependent relationship, I'm having trouble dating again. I need to see credentials and stability and that you know where you're going and that I won't get hurt another time.