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Sunday, January 21, 2007

As if. We wouldn't dare. But we are quoted heavily in this Toronto Star article about whether Studio 60 is getting better or not. I think it is.

Whether or not it is, actually, I think it's worth watching because when Sorkin fails, he fails in interesting ways. You can, for example, see too much of him in his work, where with hack writers you see too little. And he tries to subvert the audience's expectations -- but sometimes you know where he's going because you know what his favorite themes are. But I'm rarely bored by bad Sorkin. Only frustrated.

Um, it's on tonight, isn't it?

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Discussing online criticism, he decried the "enormous rise in amateurism" brought on by the blogosphere.

Poor Sorkin. Still confused by the Internet.

Yes, it is on tonight. I too will be watching but unable to figure out why. :)

By Blogger nadia*, at 6:13 PM  

Alex, I think you and I are the only ones who were really and truly crazy about the Christmas show. I'll be watching. Nice to see you and Dennis getting some ink ... do these little mentions increase your blog traffic significantly?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:54 PM  

I think any reasonable person can figure out that Studio 60 isn't working as well as it should.

With a proven track record, it will be interesting to see what adjustments Sorkin makes with the rest of the season to convince the network to renew.

Isaac
www.scriptenabler.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:59 AM  

Great article. Especially since it started with:

It's the drama about sketch comedy...

A lot of the reaction seems to forget the drama aspect.

Caroline, you can add me to the bods who thought the Christmas episode was absolutely the mutt's nuts.

My only concern with the show so far was, in the two-parter John Goodman didn't look at all well.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:56 PM  

I must be one of these nuts as well. The Christmas Show was, for me, so far, the best episode of the season besides the pilot. I saw it four / five times, I could even recite the dialogues by heart.

There is still something missing. But still, it is my favorite show and I sure hope Reilly will be gutsy enough and renew it especially since they discovered the audience increased by two via tivo viewing. Always a good sign (maybe not so much for the advertisers though :p )

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:17 PM  

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