Thursday, August 3

Return of the Sorkin

Welcome back, Aaron "I invented popularised pedaconferencing" Sorkin. His new show, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," is a little bit "West Wing," a whole lot of "Sports Night," and more than a pinch of meta, with plenty of drug references in the pilot that echo Sorkin's own problems (not to mention those of co-star Matthew Perry).

I heard references to bongs, joints, crack pipe, Valium, Percoset and cocaine, along with a suspicous level of detail about the problems of getting an insurance company to underwrite a show when one of the producers fails a drug test. Hmmm...


This is probably the most hyped show of the year. I think shows promise. The pilot just leaked to YouTube, but don't expect it to stay there for long. Check it out here: 1 2 3 4 5.

*Wikipedia says that Sorkin's producing partner Tommy Schlamme created the "walk-and-talk."

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