Damn you, Aaron Sorkin! Damn you to
I had such a great rant for today, and you ruined it. For a long time now I had been gradually getting more and more irritated with industry behind the scenes/general celebutard shows and how they never, ever work. It may be a glamorous life that I lead, but that doesn’t mean I want to watch it on TV. Sometimes I enjoy seeing how the other half lives, you know? ANYWAY, so I had a great post, I mean really great, this was going to be my Gatsby…and then I watched Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Despite (or perhaps because of?) the hype, I wasn’t expecting much (anything) from the premiere episode of a new and most certainly expensive show, hailing the return of the prodigal helmer (the previously mentioned Sorkin).
You see, in college, The West Wing (inexplicably) was the show to watch while you suffered through your day long Sunday hangover. It’s not that I find politics boring by any means, or the show that tedious, but I remember always thinking that I would rather be watching this on a loop. And it’s not as though I didn’t try to like it. I made a bet with my boyfriend at the time that I could sit a 12 hour marathon on Bravo and still not care about the show. I may have won the bet, but I lost 12 valuable hours that I’m still a little bitter about. So when a show from the same people as The West Wing, about one of my least favorite subjects is being hailed as the show to see this season, of course I’ll give my mandatory skeptics eye roll.
I ended up watching it, though. It was good. Really, really good. Good enough to be able to pull off the use of the song Under Pressure at the end. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be like the last show to disappoint me.
(Doesn’t look like S6oTSS would have been the biggest of my concerns anyway. While NBC managed to pry itself into first place for most of the night, it was only because of the mindlessly addictive Deal or No Deal. In the end another one of those damn CSI crime shows over at CBS that took the coveted 18-35 demographic for 10 pm.