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

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  1. Jul 4, 2007 #81 of 120
    rondotcom

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    I am a fifty something man, rather cynical, pretty much world-hardened. What makes a good Aaron Sorkin script? It makes me cry. This one did it, several "Sports Nights" did and more than a few "West Wings" did
     
  2. Jul 4, 2007 #82 of 120
    drew2k

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    If you're into interesting or challenging and complex dialog, everyone here should head over to John From Cincinnati on HBO. It's like David Milch never left Deadwood. :)
     
  3. Jul 4, 2007 #83 of 120
    gchance

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    If anything, I'm glad the show's over if only for the fanboys to shut up about Aaron Sorkin this or Aaron Sorkin that. Or comparing this show to The West Wing or Sports Night.

    Nobody seemed to be able to get over it and watch the show on its own merits. I've enjoyed the entire series tremendously.

    Greg
     
  4. Jul 4, 2007 #84 of 120
    DevdogAZ

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    I really liked the series but I wish the finale hadn't been all happy. I'm sure that's not the way Sorkin would have ended it had the series been picked up, but since it was ending, it wouldn't have done any good to kill anyone off or end it with a shock.

    The only thing that consistently bothered me about the show was Harriet Hayes and her relationship with Matt. I just think her character sucked the life out of the series.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2007 #85 of 120
    JYoung

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    I watched the show for it's own merits as I never saw Sports Night or West Wing.
    I wasn't impressed.
    And here's the shame, I wanted to like this show but couldn't really because some of the characters were so bleh and some of the situations so eye rolling.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2007 #86 of 120
    Ereth

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    I really liked West Wing and am sad to see it go.

    However, I must join the chorus in pointing out that it doesn't hold a candle to Sports Night. But if you watch Sports Night, don't just watch an episode. It takes a while to grow on you.

    And, unlike Indy, I DO like people who talk over each other. Hell, I'm in those conversations every day.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2007 #87 of 120
    rockislandmike

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    Ainsley was my favorite by far, I was sad when she left that cast and that was about the time I stopped watching WW until the last season.

    Can't say I'm a big fan of her character in CSIM though, everyone's just a little too smarmy in that show.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2007 #88 of 120
    murgatroyd

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    Amen to that. Some of us were watching the show on its own merits, and enjoying it for what it was, but couldn't get a word in edgewise, with all the other noise.

    What are the 'boo birds' going to do, now that they can't come in and thread-crap on the Studio 60 threads every single week?

    To the fanboys: get a clue -- you are going to spoil everyone's enjoyment of Sports Night or The West Wing if you don't cut this out, because people are going to watch the DVDs after your endless cries of 'but this wasn't as good as Sports Night' and say: eh, this wasn't so good.

    Let everyone enjoy the show they are watching at the time.

    Comparisons are odious.

    Jan
     
  9. Jul 5, 2007 #89 of 120
    TAsunder

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    The people whom you label thread crappers are really two groups.

    The first group is just your normal TCFers who watch every episode of a show and don't mind commenting when they dislike a particular episode. They don't have any weird issues that make their brain only capable of noticing or commenting on positive aspects of a show. Those TCFers will just continue to do what they always do, watch episodes of shows and opine over their quality. Nothing will change except S60 fans will be less offended maybe.

    The other group is people who come in once in a while and say they don't watch the show because they watched an episode a long time ago and hated it. Those people are in many TV show threads on a fairly consistent basis. They will still continue to post in threads about TV shows they don't watch.

    In short, nothing will change. Which is expected since S60 was not an earth shattering TV show that rocked anyone's world.

    As for the sports night "fanboys"... if sports night doesn't hold up when viewing it with high expectations then it's not a great show after all. Let the chips fall where they may. Many of us think sports night was superior and are entitled to expressing that opinion.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2007 #90 of 120
    murgatroyd

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    Okay, let me express my opinion, too.

    I don't think it was necessary for you or a lot of the other boo birds to come in and ***** about how Studio 60 was not as good as Sports Night every freakin' week.

    A passing comment that you like Peter Krause is one thing, but harping on how you thought Studio 60 wasn't as good as Sports Night in each episode thread every week has no point. It was spoiling other people's pleasure.

    Your "Debbie Downer" act got old real fast, and I for one won't miss that at all.

    Jan
     
  11. Jul 5, 2007 #91 of 120
    Tivo_60

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    I was just hoping the last few episodes that the costume dept (wardrobe?) would catch that Capt Boyle's ( James Lesure) U.S. insignia were in the wrong spot on his lapels. They should be on the upper lapel, not the lower.

    May be a minor point but it bugged me (former USAF pilot, Vietnam era)

    Edit :BTW, I like the show and thought that the finale was better than most.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2007 #92 of 120
    TAsunder

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    I can't speak for others, but I only bring it up in the context of S60 ending and people wondering whether sports night is any good or assessing how good S60 was in comparison to other sorkin shows. Since we've known it's been cancelled for some time it probably came up a lot.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2007 #93 of 120
    Meathead

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    And another Aaron Sorkin creation bites the dust!

    Sports Night was very good & was not given a proper chance. West Wing was good, but very preachy from a left wing perspective, but you could tolerate it because it was a show about a dem president. S60 was meh and was even more politically preachy than the West Wing was.

    I liked the show, I tivoed the show, but I will not shed a tear now that it is gone.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2007 #94 of 120
    WVgirl

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    I will not really miss this show. I love Aaron Sorkin and if I was running for president I would hire him to write my speeches. I will miss seeing Bradley Whitford. I think he is one of the best actors working today. I also enjoyed Steven Weber, his character was great.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2007 #95 of 120
    gchance

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    Previously...

    GAH! MAKE IT STOP!

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  16. Jul 10, 2007 #96 of 120
    Meathead

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    OK, on its own merits, S60 was an insightful look into how a sketch comedy show is put together, but it lacked the pop of a great (or even good) show. That said, there was way too much political discussion in a show that had NOTHING to do with politics. Moving the show in a direction where the one christian republican is a parriah for her beliefs and another key character's brother was duped into joining the military on 9/12, made this show unbearable to anyone with even remote conservative beliefs.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2007 #97 of 120
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm beginning to think that Studio 60 should join politics and religion on the list of banned topics... :D
     
  18. Jul 10, 2007 #98 of 120
    Anubys

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    whether you liked the show or not...let's just remember

    It's DEAD, Jim
     
  19. Jul 10, 2007 #99 of 120
    johnperkins21

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    Apparently you've never seen Saturday Night Live or any other sketch comedy show. Politics play a huge role in the type of content that will get on the air, in particular the writer's politics. The writer's personal politics, if they are very strong in either direction, will come into play when producing the show. Sorkin may have interjected more of his politics into the show than you would have liked, but to say the show had nothing to do with politics is just plain wrong.
     
  20. TAsunder

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    The brother wasn't duped into joining the military. He was simply used to fight in a second arena that he or at least his brother disagreed with.

    I don't believe I have remotely conservative beliefs and those scenes were unbearable for me anyway. I can't imagine that there are many people who like being preached to regardless of whether they agree with the message.
     

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