Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
So instead of watching (or recording) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Monday night, I went to sleep at 9:45 p.m. Did I miss anything? Right now, I have no regrets.
I slept well after it was over. I still can't tell what it's all supposed to be about. Why should I care?
I might try and secure digital copies through back channels this afternoon, or also I might not do that.
Quote of the decade.
Studio 60 still hasn't really clicked. The episode featured even less Matt and Danny then usual, and given how weak most of the rest of the show is...
I don't see it. I don't feel it. I don't get it.
I am a little disappointed in this show too, but I do find it compelling enough to keep watching it... in fact, I look forward to watching it when Monday rolls around.
I'm surprised that the show feels as disjointed as it does. The show really needs to move past the Matt-Harriet storyline. I think individually, Matt and Harriet are compelling enough characters and are well acted out as well. And the reasons why their careers took off at the same time given in yesterday's show resonated with me for some reason. But, it's only been four episodes and their story already feels dragged out.
Ultimately, I still think this is still one of the better written shows on TV and I would be sad if it is cancelled before giving it a fair 22 episodes to find itself. That said, the viewership erosion that has happened already might be irreparable. They should move this show to Thursday nights at 10 pm and move ER to 9pm. I think that might be the last competitive spot for Studio 60 to find it's legs.
In the previous thread, Greg Brock said Studio 60 wasn't going to be renewed. I haven't seen this anywhere. Was he just speculating, or has this been confirmed?
(Oh, and for you Sorkin fans, off the Studio 60 Wikipedia page I found this link to an early script draft of the pilot: http://www.geocities.com/seekergurl/studio60.html)
Sarah Paulson is OK at best, is definitely annoying when every third word out of her mouth is "Christian", and her love interest with Matt is boring. I hope Sorkin turns a critical eye at things like he did when he booted Moira Kelly. It could happen any time. Harriet gets a big movie offer and leaves the show.
I am really liking Heroes by the way. It and 6 degrees are my 2 favorite new shows. (Really liked the 1st 30 Rock as well, but only 1 episode to go on).
Heroes has some good characters and some I could do without such as the cheerleader, however she seems to be getting more time with each show.
This week's episode was very good. As Benaiah mentioned upthread, the heroes are finally meeting up, so a lot of the individual story lines are starting to merge, which sems to make things a little more coherent. The ending was great. As to Claire (the cheerleader), I suspect they'll focus on her a lot, if for no other reason than because her dad appears to be the Big Bad.
I find it unbelievable that all these people discover they have these powers, and only one of them (Hiro) is happy about it. Most people I know would be going "Woohoo! I can (fly/read minds/teleport/whatever)!"
The show needs one more sympathetic character, so I don't spend most of the whole hour anxiously waiting for Hiro to get back on the screen.
I don't know. If I discovered I had superpowers, I'd probably react just like Hiro, but I've been reading comic books since the early sixties. For other people it might take a bit more getting used to.
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