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I’ve got to get something off my chest.

Recently, I tuned into to one of my favorite shows – Modern Family – to watch the highly anticipated Halloween episode. Halloween episodes have long been a favorite of mine, because it tied together one of my favorite holidays with a show I already enjoyed. I can think back to my childhood when I watched things like The Cosby Show, Home Improvement, or something on TGIF (I know, I know), and I would anticipate this episode every year.  However, I was disappointed when I came to find out it was merely a repeat of last year’s episode.

Don’t get me wrong, I love this show, but I wanted a new Halloween episode. Not to mention, this show has only been back on the air for a month! It’s pretty ballsy to run a rerun this early into the new season. And while I’m at it, I’d like to vent on this trend TV has seemingly taken.

Remember the good old days when a show ran the length of the school year? They started up in September and went all the way through June. They didn’t give you a few episodes and disappear for a few weeks at a time.

Speaking of disappearing, I have to mention one of my other favorite shows, Breaking Bad (review here). The show was off the air for a freakin’ year in between seasons 3 and 4. What the hell?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m tired of this stuff. All they do during the off weeks is either show reruns or try new shows they are destined to cancel anyway. Bring back the old days, I say!

This article was written for your reading pleasure on October 28, 2011.