America proves it has some taste

October 30th, 2006 → 8:37 pm @

It looks like the certifiably noxious Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is about the cancelled. Confused by the generally positive reviews? You shouldn’t be: the only people who could possibly be able to keep a straight face while watching a show that acts as if the moral future of the country depends on whether some over-paid narcissistic sketch comedy writer can force a skit about dumb conservatives onto the air are those directly involved in television and those who write about it for a living. (That was quite a sentence, huh?) (Don’t be surprised if the next episode contains some snarky allusion to the playa-haters out there; anyone who’s watched even one episode knows that yes, Aaron Sorkin really is that obsessively solipsistic, and not in a funny, you-need-to-be-in-on-the-joke-to-get-it-but-then-it’s-oh-so-worth-it kind of way.)

(For anyone who wants to watch a good (and occasionally great) show about a Saturday Night Live-esque outfit, check out 30 Rock. There’s no other way to say this: Alec Baldwin is a comic genius. (And Tracy Morgan is a Jedi with four hearts.))

Post Categories: 30 Rock & Oblique references to Arrested Development & Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Whatever else you do tonight, watch Friday Night Lights

October 4th, 2006 → 5:05 pm @

It’s the best show I’ve seen in a long, long time. It’s obviously impossible to judge a show by one episode (if we could do stuff like that, Devern Hansack would be a HoF lock), but last night’s show — which will be rebroadcast tonight — was the best hour of TV I’ve seen in a long, long time.

(Also: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is one of the worst hours of TV I’ve watched in a while. I just had to get that off my chest.)

Post Categories: Friday Night Lights & Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip & TV