Review: Studio 60 On the sunset strip
Created by: Aaron Sorkin
So first off I must say that I loved the West wing, have all 10 seasons on dvd, so it was with much anticipation that I awaited this new show from WW's creator.. Well that and the continious plugs on every five minutes, you couldnt escape them!
The premise of the show is that its set behind the scenes of a well established american entertainment/live sketch show, A saturday night live type in fact, and it tracks the relationships and drama that ensues behind these major hollywood productions.
Its stars amongst others;
Bradley Whitford, playing an ex drug addicted producer, Mathew Perry, playing a writer who now co-produces with Bradley Character, Amanda Peet, a newly hired President of the network and Sarah Paulson, who plays a multi talented performer, who also happens to be in love, then not so much, with Mathews character. You will also prehapes have fun recognising people from other shows, for example Evan Handler from Sex and the city....
Anyone who loved Bradley in West wing will again fall in love with him here, he just does it with great ease, you immediately recognise josh, so I am wondering if indeed there are any differences..
Mathew Perry makes for a different departure from yeah ok you know who I 'm gonna say.. I did like the few performances he has given elsewhere on TV and hope that this is a continued success, by the way his relationship with Sarah Paulsons character is loosley based on that of Sorkins and Kristin Chenoworths real life fling during their time on that other tv show, ( wont mention it again, promise!)...
Right off the bat you get a sense of timing and pace and wonderful witty repartee that makes Sorkins shows just so entertaining to watch, it is hard not to immediately feel for all of the characters. I should point out at this juncture we are only on episode 2!!!!! And yet I feel like I know these people already, you really get to fall in love and relate to these characters, their bad points and good. What's nice too is that as with SNL, we have regular guest stars each week, some making an appearance others not, of course they are playing a version of themselves, the funnist I have seen was Felicity Huffman, who was deciding whether she needed the slutty dress or not, upon hearing the show was not so good, she went for slutty!
There are rumours that this show may not be continuing and that will be a sad thing... So if you havent already seen it, give it a go you'll surely find it entertaining fast paced with characters you really do care about from the first show onwards!
Hopefully that was okay, just a little thing about the show!
btw Teenwitch I havent tagged this in anyway didnt know if you wanted us to put say, tv show, dvd, film etc so left it blank....