If you’ve watched his shows you probably had one of two reactions: a) God, I wish I was as smart and funny as these people, or b) What the *%&$ planet are these babbling idiots from?
The Pop View blog The newest show from Aaron Sorkin is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, a one hour dramedy (drama + comedy) that goes behind the scenes of a SNL-like sketch comedy show. You can tell NBC feels pretty positive about this show - they've released the pilot (which won't air until September 18th) for rent through Netflix... and that's how Shari & I watched it earlier today. I found it enjoyable to watch... and a bit intriguing, as one of the characters is a committed Christian who, at least in the pilot, didn't come off as an insipid drip. (I've always appreciated Aaron Sorkin for writing/creating characters who had some kind of meaningful faith... the Jewish characters on Sports Night - who even hosted a seder that closed out an episode - or President Bartlett's struggles with God on The West Wing. Most of Hollywood just ignores religious faith.) With that said, I need to warn you that the show will air at 10 pm PST for a reason - it's PG-13 in content & language. Still, I'll be revving up the ol' VCR every Monday night... there really is nothing quite like Aaron Sorkin's writing. Dan: Is this one of those times when you say you don't want to talk about it, but you really do? Casey: No, but it's shaping up to be one of those times when I say I don't want to talk about it, but we end up talking about it anyway. Sports Night