Monday, April 21, 2008

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

So, this is not a movie. It's a Television Show, and it's great. Or was great, until it was cancelled in its first season.

I re-watched the first four episodes yesterday, and I was reminded of its greatness.

This pilot was the strongest of any show I've ever seen. There was so much promise in the subject matter, such a bullet proof cast (well, almost, there were a couple of exceptions, D.L. Hughley comes to mind). The writing sharp and quick, Bradley Whitford, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Steven Webber, Nate Corddry, Sarah Paulson, all amazing.

The show is beautifully shot, very cinimatic, very old Hollywood. That's the great thing about the show, it's current, with modern sensabilies, but it has an undercurrent of something very classy, very palm tree lined courtyard.

If you haven't had a chance to see this show, do us both a favor and ammend that.


  1. well said. so, do you think picketing outside of nbc will do any good? i think you and me with signs and chanting would...well, let's just say they would be putty in our hands.

  2. I don't know. I think we may have missed our window of opportunity to express our outrage. I think we're better off writing Bradly Whitfor directly.

  3. I just wanted to let yall know that when we initially heard that they were taking this off the air, I wrote to NBC in protest and told them that I strongly urged them not to. They apparently didn't take it to heart. I also told them to have fewer skits on SNL featuring Kenan Thompson. Apparently that didn't work either. He drives me crazy.

  4. Totally agree...I was pissed and emailed when I first heard they might cancel it as well.

    I LOVED it.

  5. Thanks Lindsay, for your support. Both on this issue, and on this blog, which really, when you think about it, is one and the same.