Thursday, May 14, 2009

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

The biggest problem for Studio 60 is that it's not The West Wing, it is Aaron Sorkin plus Josh Lyman, Joe Quincey and Danny Concannon (or at least, Bradley Whitford, Matthew Perry and Timothy Busfield), and the comfort of seeing credits with the names of Thomas Schlamme, Aaron Sorkin, W.G. Snuffy Walden etc.

We go behind the scenes at a Saturday Night Live style sketch show with Whiford, Perry, Busfield and Amanda Peet at the helm and some strong characters from D.L.Hugley and Sarah Paulson.

Whilst this is no Fawltey Towers I think it will benefit from being just one season, there wasn't enough material here to go on for years, but as a single boxset it's a perfectly interesting and entertaining enough look at hollywood and some fun characters.

1 comment:

  1. Quite agree. Saw it when it first came out and just finished it the second time round and it improves on the second viewing. Part of the problem is that it lacks the gravitas of TWW.

    Sorkin's first show, Sports Night, was even better than S60. Well worth a watch.