Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Watching some good friends screaming let me out!

Song: "Under Pressure" Queen w/ David Bowie

Aaron Sorkin's new series STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP makes good on it's promise to hold a mirror up to TV, complete with a Howard Beale moment from Paddy Chayefsky's NETWORK in the intro (and of course Chayefsky comes up in Sorkin's dialogue.) The show, a behind the scenes look at a Saturday Night Live-like sketch comedy, is smartly written and demonstrates incredible promise, much like Sorkin's previous work (SPORTS NIGHT, THE WEST WING.)

And if that weren't enough, they adeptly used "Under Pressure" (Queen/David Bowie) to end the show, which works to sell me on nearly anything. Damn them... they seem know my weakness!

Missed it? Watch last night's pilot in it's entirety. Or, watch a 2-minute recap. (NBC)

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