Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC, 2006-2007)
Half the shows in prime time start with two strippers getting strangled after a lap dance, and that’s fine with me, but if it’s also fine with Jesus then I don’t see the need to tiptoe around his name.
I decided to go with this show because the usual suspects are already very well known (Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, Terminator TSCC, Dollhouse, etc).
All I should say is that this show came from the creative genius of Aaron Sorkin. Now, what I have to admit is that I’ve never watched The West Wing or Sports Night. I have all the seasons on my HD, but I still have to find the right moment to start them.
Anyway, I think I had a big taste of Aaron Sorkin’s incredible writing while watching Studio 60. Not only this is a smart and brilliant show, it also is incredibly funny and at the same time heartbreaking. All the characters feel so very real and honestly human, with plenty of past mistakes on their shoulders and not enough confidence (in life, I guess) to make really amend for them.
One of the things I loved the most about the cast was the general chemistry. Bradley Whitford and Matthew Perry work incredibly well together, putting in front of one’s eyes a genuine friendship, with all its good and bad moments. Sarah Paulson and Amanda Peet are charming and gorgeous and they add wonderful little peculiarities to their characters. Steven Weber is the perfect boss, mainly unrelenting, but with his heart in the good place.
The feelings the characters have are catching and they never seem too fictionalized or false. The decisions they take, the choices they make, sprang from a past (which feels real and convincing) that impacted specific areas of their lives and that is still present without being redundant or annoying for the viewers.
There are only 22 episodes and I think everybody should give Studio 60 a shot. The good thing is that, even if it was cancelled, it has some kind of conclusion (unlike many other shows and their gigantic “and then whats”), so you won’t feel like you’ve wasted time in vain.
Have I been convincing enough?
This show should’ve never been cancelled, it was amazing
Favorite Tv couples of all time
Nr 7: Matt Albie & Harriet Hayes | Studio 60 on the sunset strip 2006/2007.
The story about Matt and Harriet was a very complicated love story. I got mad at both of them so many times during the shows run.. but i still loved them very much.
Matt: We’re gonna act, dress, talk, write and behave professionally.
Harriet: You are an adolescent, oversexed, whore-monger with the sensitivity of a head of cabbage!
Matt: And all that will begin in just a few minutes
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1.02 - “The Cold Open”
HARRIET: You honestly think I’m a homophobe?
MATT: Harriet, I really can’t—
HARRIET: You honestly think—
MATT: Yes! Yes, I do, and you know why? ‘Cause you are. Now go to work.
HARRIET: I said, “The Bible says it—”
MATT: Yeah, yeah.
HARRIET: Don’t “yeah, yeah” me! And it seems to me every Democrat on a ballot answers the same question by talking about civil unions and leaving it up to the states and not wanting to—
MATT: I don’t need any reminding that my party is full to brimming of panderers and mediocrity.
HARRIET: What’s wrong with civil unions? And why shouldn’t we—
MATT: ‘Cause there’s no way to get to the end of that sentence without saying that homosexual love is something less than heterosexual love, and watching you trip all over it makes me want to hit you in the head with Liberace! Go work with Dylan.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 1x08, “Nevada Day: Part II”