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

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  1. Jul 1, 2007 #61 of 120
    pkscout

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    If you watched the whole season and didn't like it, then I can respect that. Sorkin is kind of like black coffee. Not everyone likes it, and even for those that do it's something on an acquired taste. :D

    I still think Sports Night was the best of the three. I think a 30 minute format is better for Sorkin's writing style, as you can get it in smaller doses. The problem was everyone tried to think of Sports Night as a comedy because it was 30 minutes long. But it wasn't. Just like folks complained that the Studio 60 skits should have been funnier because the show was about a comdey show.

    West Wing was good while he was writing it, but once he left it was really a shell of it's former self.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2007 #62 of 120
    drew2k

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    I don't know if you stuck around to the end of West Wing, but IMHO the last two seasons stack up extremely well against the Sorkin years.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2007 #63 of 120
    drew2k

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    Matt and Danny think "Wes caved" to pressure from Jack, but we later learn from Jack (talking to Simon) that Wes wanted to apologize - Jack didn't have to force him to. So Danny and Matt quit in protest thinking Jack forced Wes to do something Wes didn't want to do, and Jack never told Matt and Danny that that wasn't the case.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2007 #64 of 120
    pkscout

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    I did, and they were close for sure, but I always missed the rhythms of Sorkin's dialog.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2007 #65 of 120
    Ruth

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    I loved Sports Night and WW (before Sorkin left anyway) but I really found S60 to be a huge disappointment after the first couple episodes. Did nothing at all for me, and I can't say I'll miss it. Really a very poor effort for Sorkin IMO.

    JYoung, if you see any Sports Night or early WW reruns do check them out. Both are about 1000% better than S60 in my view.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2007 #66 of 120
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I humbly disagree. There were many times during those last years where the characters just seemed 'off'.

    Jan
     
  7. Jul 2, 2007 #67 of 120
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    I liked the finale. Yes, a little sappy in that things got tied up nicely. But that was fine with me. I really thought they were going to have Jordan die.

    -Rick
     
  8. Jul 2, 2007 #68 of 120
    TAsunder

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    I found S60 disappointing but it was still better than the west wing, which I never enjoyed. Sports Night is worth checking out if you enjoyed the comedic aspects of S60, because it was a lighter and less heavy-handed show than s60 or WW.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2007 #69 of 120
    madscientist

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    I liked S60 and I'm sorry to see it go, but really WW and SN were both much better. S60 may have had better production values (of course WW was not in HD so that probably has an impact) and more well-known actors (although remember some of the S60 cast came directly from WW) but WW was a better show. And SN was at least as good as WW (although it's tough to compare them since they're so different).

    I can see where if you don't agree with a more lefty slant to politics how you might not like WW, though. They did make some efforts to portray both sides, and did a not terrible job, but they were haphazard at best. Ainsley was the only character who consistently added balance and she wasn't around very long.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2007 #70 of 120
    madscientist

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    I liked S60 a lot but I also find this very funny :p
     
  11. Jul 2, 2007 #71 of 120
    TAsunder

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    I agree with a lefty political slant. I don't mind a liberal message, as long as it's not a cliched one being forced down my throat like I'm a goose whose liver is being fattened. I don't like being preached to unless I'm watching Real Time With Bill Maher. It's hard to do fictional politics in a way that I find compelling. The only show in recent memory that did this was The Wire. S60 and the West Wing seem like grade school politics by comparison. Thus, I prefer sports night.

    Also because Peter Krause is great.
     
  12. Jul 3, 2007 #72 of 120
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    I'm confused as to why the show treated the baby was premature. 2 weeks early is not considered premature. Anything within 3-4 weeks of the due date is considered full-term. But, as you said, it's not a medical documentary. I just wanted to vent.

    I will miss this show. It wasn't as good as West Wing or Sports Night. But it was better than a lot of stuff on TV.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2007 #73 of 120
    newsposter

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    wow all that could have been condensed to 42 minutes...mostly. Very painful 4 parter
     
  14. Jul 3, 2007 #74 of 120
    pkscout

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    I guess if you didn't want to see any interesting character interactions, then sure. You'll be a great candidate for those ADD inspired 5 minute remakes of stuff like Charlie's Angels. Intro - car case - resolution. No thinking required. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jul 3, 2007 #75 of 120
    scooterboy

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    I must have completely missed that part.
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    Kinda glad I don't have to bother with this show anymore. Every character and the whole show itself was too self important.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2007 #77 of 120
    nyny523

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    I will miss this show.

    I just love the way Sorkin writes...
     
  18. Jul 3, 2007 #78 of 120
    IndyJones1023

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    Incredibly unrealistically?
     
  19. Jul 3, 2007 #79 of 120
    nyny523

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    I like to think we live in a world full of smart people that talk really fast...

    Oh wait, I live in NYC - I DO live in that world!!!! :p :D
     
  20. Jul 3, 2007 #80 of 120
    marksman

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    I thought the last four episodes were really good, and it is a shame this show won't be back especially considering most of the shows that are on television right now.
     

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