Archive for the ‘studio 60’ Category

Studio 69 on Van Nuys Boulevard

December 20, 2006

A MadTV parody via Best Week Ever.

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If Loving Studio 60 is Wrong, I Don’t Wanna Be Right

November 29, 2006

Just got through watching Monday night’s episode on my TiVo. For all the shit I give Sorkin for the sketches not being funny (they’re still not), the rest of the show is so, so wonderful. It’s not quite the early seasons of The West Wing, but it’s the closest thing that’s been on television since. If you’re not tuning in, you should be. Some observations from tonight:

a) Jordan McDeere is my love.
2) Martha O’Dell is totally Maureen Dowd (who is also my love).

That is all.

Exhale: Studio 60 Survives

November 10, 2006

For those of you who were losing sleep over the threat of being denied your weekly supply of rhythmic Sorkin repartee (wow, that sounds kind of dirty, like something Maureen Dowd might be able to tell us more about), Studio 60 has been picked up for nine more episodes.

Picked up for nine more episodes? You know who else was picked up for nine more episodes? Boticelli. They didn’t understand him then, either, and ninety-three percent of the country will tell you you should not — you should not — use Colgate in combination with Vicodin — they say that, you know, did you know that? — but somehow eighty-two percent of the country thinks Boticelli is an overrated flavor of Ben & Jerry’s and what this tells me, Jack, what is crystal clear to me now is that Ted Danson and Senator Jon Kyl and the cast of television’s Thirtysomething are in my goddamn jacuzzi because Walt Whitman didn’t know Leaves of Grass from a quick gummer on the deck of a yacht anchored in the Canary Islands. So you can take that 1985 purple Swatch and throw it overboard for Darwin to add to his collection, and you call me when, and only when, it is firmly on his goddamn well-evolved wrist.

Phew. Wow. I feel better already.

Studio 60 Brings Out the Big Guns

October 24, 2006

Or they bring in Jessica Simpson. I understand that she’s trying to promote her poor-selling album but I don’t think she is really going to be the ratings boost they are looking for. I would bring in Nick Lachey…bring in some teenage girls. I did enjoy Sting and his lute last week, but if they want to really “young” the show up other options could be JoJo, Danity Kane, or Justin Timberlake.

I like Studio 60, and Evil Beet and I both are quite miffed at the switcharoo they are doing with Friday Night Lights. I personally like both shows. I think they are both very innovative television but play to totally different demographics.

Let us see how this little venture goes. I really hope we don’t lose both of them and end up with Who Wants to Date My Cousin?