Tuesday, September 19, 2006

TV Review: Studio 60

Genre: Drama
Channel: NBC
Season: 1

The Premise: Two star writers come to save a SNL-type show -- as seen from the backstage.

From NBC:

In the new drama series, Sorkin lays bare the backstage politics, romances and delicate balance between creative talent, on-air personalities and network executives in an instant text-messaging world. Prominent are Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet, "Syriana"), a savvy new network entertainment chief who inherits a massive public relations disaster on the series -- even before she starts her first day -- and Matt Albie (Matthew Perry, "Friends") and Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford, "The West Wing"), a brilliant creative team that she wants to resurrect the program.

The good:

  • The cast - Bradley Whitford, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Steven Weber, Timothy Busfield, D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson, Hathan Corddry
  • The writing - Aaron Sorkin is back, baby

The bad:
The music is too much in the foreground - seriously - that's it.

I suspect that this show will follow the West Wing phenomenon - as long as Sorkin is involved, it'll be fantastic, and I'll keep watching. Once he leaves, it'll be a shell of it's former self.

So, keep Sorkin, and you'll keep me.

AV Rating: 5/5 Stars


Blogger Brandon said...

Crap on a crap cracker! I've been looking forward to this for a while and I fell asleep before it came on.

One of these days I'll learn to program my VCR.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Sara J said...

In the immortal words of Chris Holly: TiVo.

10:49 AM  

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