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

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  1. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Obviously we did not watch the same show.

    The show I watched had a cast with one Christian whose fellow cast members engaged in prayer with her before the show. That hardly makes her a pariah. A couple of other guys, not in the cast, had a problem with her beliefs, but her peers did not.

    The other character's brother joined up on 9/12 just like a bunch of other people's brothers' did. Can you tell me honestly that you don't believe any of the families of the guys who joined up on 9/12 and who have been killed or injured or put in peril don't have some mixed feelings about their family member's decision to join up? I think even the most proud families with a long tradition in the military might have some regrets about what happened to their own individual soldier, marine, sailor or airman, and who could blame them if they did?

    Even if Tom does think that his brother was 'duped' into joining up, he's just one man, who wants nothing bad to happen to his brother. Doesn't the affection between these two brothers, despite the differences in their own political views, have any significance to you?

    A lot of you guys who have trouble with this show seem to keep on with this idea that the characters on the show are supposed to represent something. They aren't. They are just people, with opinions (often contradictory) and ideas of their own, just like all of us have ideas and opinions and feelings. Do you seriously think that all fiction is allegory?

    I am baffled by your statement. I am exposed to different ideas and beliefs all the time and it isn't 'unbearable'. I was raised as an Episcopalian, yet I don't require all TV characters to be Episcopalian, otherwise the show is 'unbearable'. When something good happens to a character on TV who is Jewish and another character says 'mazel tov', I often get a little verklempt. ;)

    I just don't get how a piece of fiction which shows something which might be contrary to someone's beliefs can be so threatening to some people. I know plenty of devout Christians for whom this is not true, so I don't think this is true of Christians as a whole.

    Jan
     
  2. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    Great post, Jan! :up:
     
  3. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    So, is the burn off over?
    I was kindof expecting one more episode - - -
     
  4. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yes.

    No.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Did you actually watch this episode? I can't see how you would expect more after this. They basically wrapped up all the storylines and said goodbye. It was very clearly a series finale.
     
  6. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    Um - did I miss one?
    Because the last thing I remember was what'sherface in the hospital maybe going to live maybe going to die and what'shisface's brother still being held hostage in the middle east.

    OK I watched - but I can't really say I paid attention :)
     
  7. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    it's tv...all ended well...brother safe and everyone happy.
     
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yes.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Yes, you definitely missed the finale. It aired on June 28th and was called "What Kind of Day Has It Been?" You might be able to download it to your TiVo from www.amazon.com/unbox
     
  10. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    LOL - that's not even worth the $1.99 :)
     
  11. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    Saw this in USA Today Pop Candy..I guess the Brits weren't too into S60 either.

    BRITS
     
  12. pkscout

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    I suspect anyone who watches much TV, even in Britain, probably already knew of it's rating woes in the US and the fact that it had already been canceled. How many new shows would you watch if you knew it had gotten bad ratings somewhere else and had already been canceled?
     
  13. edc

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    These are the ratings for the premiere, and do not reflect how "into it" the audience was. It might be interesting to see the falloff per 15-minutes, which would indicate how well it was received by the people who did watch.

    I'd say these ratings are kind of akin to the burn-off ratings. People over there who would potentially be interested in the show already read the reviews, already know the show is cancelled, and have no reason to tune in unless they *really* wanted to see it.

    Futher, when you are only talking about a fraction of a million viewers, the internet audience becomes significant.

    All that said, lapped by Courteney Cox's little cable show? Yikes!
     
  14. JYoung

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    I think you're assuming too much.
    Colin Sixpints probably cares about what happens on American TV Networks as much as Joe Sixpack cares about what happens on the BBC and ITV.

    Beside, the Brits are used to limited series so I don't think the length of the show's run particularly matters.
     
  15. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Thanks, I might give this a try. I can't believe I MISSED it! Must be on my SA8300 from my dead HDTV. I'll really miss this show.
     
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    American television has a much higher profile in England than British TV has here. Anyone television-saavy over there knows "West Wing," and many of them will list it among their favorite series.
     
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    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    If the show is good, I'll watch it anyhow.

    Thus I bought the DVD set of Keen Eddie.

    Jan
     
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    HIHZia

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    :up: Keen Eddie!!
     
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    JYoung

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    But is Colin Sixpints any more TV savvy than Joe Sixpack?
    I suspect not.
     

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