Call me an elitist. Call me a snob. Call me irresponsible.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was awesome last night.
Television is mostly terrible. I should know... I help make some of it. Even the channels that used to practically guarantee you'd learn something or at least be challenged to think a little are packed with crap nowadays. For example: A&E is considering a reality show in which Corey Haim moves in with Corey Feldman. The "A" in A&E stands for ART by the way... for now.
Have you ever been in a situation where you are in a group of people, maybe leaving a movie theater for example, and y'all encounter a set of double doors? Like these:
So it's a big group of you all trying to leave the theater and the first person in your group to reach the doors opens only the door on the right. BOTH doors are operational, but only the door on the right has been pulled open. NOW, for some reason, you are ALL trying to exit via the one open door only. No one thinks about how much MORE traffic could move through the doors if BOTH of them were open... and if anyone IS thinking about it he or she is too lazy or too apathetic to act.
Studio 60 is the other door... or at least it was last night. I'll be the first to admit that Aaron Sorkin let me down with this show initially... but something clicked last night and it just ROCKED! Why aren't more people willing to open the other door!? It was funny, it was poignant, it was fast and furious, it was probably not in the top 20 shows watched last night. Maybe it was... not too much serious competition at 10P eastern other than the NBA Playoffs.
I feel like an adult when I watch anything Aaron Sorkin writes. Studio 60 is just for grownups and that is what I love about it. No one under 30 gives a damn about Studio 60. Awesome!
Open the other door next week will ya? Thursday 10PM (9 Central) on NBC.
This is going to burn me because LAST time I suggested a TV program to y'all Sarah Silverman let me down BIG TIME. All her shows on Comedy Central had been GREAT up until the episode I told everyone to watch and then she sucked. You know what... DON'T watch Studio 60 next week, 'cause I want it to be as good as it was tonight.