Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I Just Watched...

...the excellent pilot episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, a new fall series on NBC, created by Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme, the guys behind Sports Night and the best years of The West Wing. It is hilarious, provocative and touching, and it gives a big tip of the beanie to the the classic film Network.

Sorkin is the best writer in TV, period. Nobody is better at dialogue or finding the back door to delivering an emotional payoff that blindsides the viewer.

It premieres September 18 at 10:00, but you may be able to catch it here, if NBC Legal hasn't ordered it removed.

If it's gone, make plans to watch Studio 60 on Monday Nights this fall. It's going to kick ten kinds of ass.


Flip Dixon said...

Good to know Aaron Sorkin has returned to television. Guess he got tired of the mushrooms.

Mark Justice said...

Hey, I think it was the mushrooms that made him write so well. Keep chewing, baby!