Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 6/28/2007 (S01E22) "What Kind Of Day Has It Been"

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  1. Jun 30, 2007 #41 of 120
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Uh, no fair changing what somebody said and then correcting them! :D

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5284122&&#post5284122
     
  2. Jun 30, 2007 #42 of 120
    rondotcom

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    And season one of "Sportsnight" as well
     
  3. Jun 30, 2007 #43 of 120
    stargazer21

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    Thank you. This is exactly why I loved this show, but I couldn't quite figure out the words to use.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2007 #44 of 120
    PJO1966

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    I thought it was a great ending to a great series. I disagree that some of the episodes were crap. I found it to be consistently entertaining. I wish the series was continuing, but I think they wrapped things up in a very satisfactory way.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2007 #45 of 120
    Gunnyman

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    Rosie Palm?
     
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    pkscout

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    scooterboy

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    Not following you here.

    How did Jack take the fall for Wes, when Danny was the one who told Matt that Wes was issuing an apology? It was a public apology, and Matt even said "Wes caved". So how does that save their respect for their hero?

    I thought they blamed Jack because Jack demanded an apology be made by someone, and they felt forced to quit on principle.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2007 #48 of 120
    anom

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    I liked Studio 60, but I still think that's pretty damn funny.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2007 #49 of 120
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    Agreed--good show, went by fast when I watched it. That's how I know I'm really enjoying a show.

    Ending was a bit sappy, but at least we didn't have to IMAGINE what happened--we saw it with our own eyes.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2007 #50 of 120
    atrac

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    The way the show was ending on an extremely elated note, I was expecting to have it end with Danny seeing Matt go back into his office and take some more drugs. It felt like Danny kept watching Matt walk back up (taking a long time) for a reason...

    It would have been an interesting final shot!
     
  11. Jun 30, 2007 #51 of 120
    pkscout

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    I guess if you write for the Sopranos it would have been interesting, but if you're writing for folks who like a little closure and an upbeat ending I would choose the one we got. ;)
     
  12. Jun 30, 2007 #52 of 120
    JYoung

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    I know I'm probably going to get flamed for this but I really thought that this episode was only fair as an episode and a weak finale. It was slightly improved over last week's episode.
    • Matt and Harriet are back together. Who cares?
      Harriet was portrayed as such a beeooooyyytttccchhh that I can't understand why Matt would be hopelessly in love with her.
      And Harriet runs back to Matt because he's been abusing drugs??????? [​IMG] Uhm, ooookkkaaaayyy.
      (And count me as not happy that Matt kicked his drug habit just by saying "I'm done". I thought it was a colossal cheat.)
    • Danny and Jordan. Well that ending was incredibly sappy. I felt like I was watching Seventh Heaven. Or an afterschool special.
      I suppose that it might have had some impact if I actually gave a damn about the Danny/Jordan relationship but since Danny was stalking her, I find it repulsive.
    • Simon and Jack. I did find this interesting although I don't think Simon is as smart as he thinks he is. Now if he admitted he did it to take the press focus off of Tom then I could see giving some IQ points. And Ihave found the Jack character to be one of the more interesting ones of the show.
    • Tom. Well, I think Nate Cordray did a good job but the lack of his parents and Lucy with him diminishes the potential impact. At least they didn't have Trask make the rescue and make the military look like total boobs and they actually gave Lucy Davis some lines here. It did seem a little too pat though but I understand the time constraints.

    It's a shame because I did think that the first couple of episodes showed real promise.
    I've never watched an Aaron Sorkin show before this one.
    I set an SP for this show because for years, I've had a number of people tell me how much of a genius Aaron Sorkin is and how brilliant The West Wing and Sports Night were.
    They said to me, "JY, knowing your tastes, I absolutely cannot believe that you don't watch The West Wing. It's great! I know you'd find it as brilliant as I do".

    And after watching Studio 60, I have very little idea as to why Sorkin is hailed as a genius. And it does not encourage me to seek out Sports Night or the West Wing.
    At the moment, I'd rate him above Aaron Spelling (although the finale did remind me of some Love Boat episodes) but he's no Joss Whedon.

    Sorry Sorkinites but this show failed to convert me.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2007 #53 of 120
    PJO1966

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    This show was my first exposure to Sorkin as well, but I had the exact opposite reaction.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2007 #54 of 120
    ThePennyDropped

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    I agree with you on this interpretation of the events, and I am also confused about the earlier post saying that Jack took the fall for Wes. I just didn't see it that way. I've already deleted the episode, so I can't go back to rewatch the relevant scenes, unfortunately.

    --Debbie
     
  15. Jun 30, 2007 #55 of 120
    stellie93

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    I liked the show, but with proven awesome actors--not just one, but several--and a proven awesome writer, it just wasn't as good as it should have been. The dialogue was good, but the plots not so much. And it makes a lot more sense to express your political views all the time on West Wing than here. That got old.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2007 #56 of 120
    JLucPicard

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    How many people who are maybe boarderline about liking this show think it may have been different without the haitus? For me two things that brought it down a notch were the haitus and the fact it was cancelled and rushed to an end. Oh well.
     
  17. Jun 30, 2007 #57 of 120
    Anubys

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    totally agree with your assessment of this ep...

    Sports Night was brilliant...and stayed brilliant...give it a shot and don't let this show sour you on the idea...
     
  18. Jul 1, 2007 #58 of 120
    Snappa77

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    Is the actress who played Lucy (Toms girlfriend) a stunt double for Gollum from LOTR?


    What?



    Dont tell me I am the only one who thinks the only reason she is on TV is that she has compromising pictures of Sorkin.






    ShehasthefaceanyCroMagnummotherwouldlove.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2007 #59 of 120
    MickeS

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    Are you talking about Lucy Davies, who played Dawn in the UK version of "The Office"? Nothing wrong with her looks, she's pretty cute.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2007 #60 of 120
    murgatroyd

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    "Life on Mars" is one of my favorite episodes of The West Wing. :up:

    Jan
     

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