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Monday, November 06, 2006

A plea for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

It’s not often I beg. But these are dire times, Tubers. Please, please, please watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip tonight (Monday) at 10 p.m. EST. The show needs your eyeballs. Sadly, it still hasn’t been picked up for the full season, and I’ve come to depend on the show as my Monday-night treat.

You may have heard that Studio 60 was cancelled. Wrong. A FOX news report earlier this month claimed that the show was done, but that report was later refuted by an NBC executive.

Why should you watch? Quite simply, it’s good. There are no complicated story-arcs to follow. No hatch mysteries to solve. No intricate quests to “save the cheerleader and save the world.” Studio 60 is simple, entertaining escapism, with a marvelous cast. The writing is from Aaron Sorkin, and that should be enough to tell you that it’s crisp, humorous and entertaining. Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, D.L. Hughley and Steven Weber are spectacular, too.

Tonight’s episode features John Goodman, and I know you don’t want to miss that. So, please watch, Tubers. The show has improved week after week, and you won’t be disappointed. (The episode with Christine Lahti and Sting, was one of the best hours of television anywhere this season.) If you don’t believe me, I challenge you to head over to NBC and check out what you've been missing.

The final reason you should watch Studio 60 is that NBC needs to get the message that quality scripted television is what we want to see. Otherwise, get ready for more silly game shows, mindless reality shows, and demoralizing sitcoms. The choice is yours.

7 comments:

SMM said...

Have been watching from the get go. I echo your plea!

Kim said...

Jennifer...THANK YOU!!!! I was missing the season's best new show and didn't know it. Wow. So good. Thanks for the tip.

Big Tuna said...

I loved this week's episode. John Goodman rules. And D.L. Hughley cracks me up.

kelly said...

Studio 60 is undoubtedly the BEST show on television. From the beginning, I was very impressed with the intelligent writing and humor. The show breathes fresh air into the hope for a new home for cult-followers. Such a nice escape from the endless, mindless blabbering of reality shows. PLEASE give this show more time. May also consider giving it a better time slot before cancelling!! Anyone reading this.... do yourself a favor and watch this show.... seriously! You'll be glad you did.

Danny Org said...

John Goodman id really the best, he makes me laugh on a sad day :)

Karen said...

This is my favorite new show. I am a huge West Wing fan, so I was eagerly anticipating this show. I have not been disappointed. This show has made me laugh and cry. Aaron Sorkin is the best.

Karen said...

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