Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

If Cheryl and I ever renew our wedding vows, I’d like to include something regarding our Netflix Que. One of the most reliable weekend buzz kills ’round these parts is a movie in the mail from Cheryl’s pickings. Friends, I almost had to leave the house when she popped in that Steven Segal flick.

I still shudder at the thought…

Lately, I’ve been pretty good at que maintenece; shuffling the list when one of Cheryl’s choices gets too close to the top. So imagine my surprise when I saw a yet to be aired NBC pilot… not just at the top of the list… but under the heading: “AT HOME.” I’d heard the hype and I knew the cast (not personally), but the previews I’d seen were crap.

So you can see I was fully prepared to use this space to give the show a new output for it’s lower GI. However, a funny thing happened on the way to my forceps and scalpel… the show was pretty damn good. The preview did a terrible job of capturing the feel of the show. Instead, the show was classic Aaron Sorkin. Take the pacing, dialog, and wit of all his other shows; mix in better than expected performances from Matthew Perry and Amada Peet – and a sound track that’s WAY WAY different than the preview… and you’ve got Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

It’s got promise… and I mean that in a good way.

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