Friday, March 28, 2008

Studio 60

I recently bought Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It's not often that I out and out buy DVDs of series, but in this case I do not regret it. The show was brilliant, and was sadly cancelled after one season, rather ironic as it was talking about how more literate programming keeps getting cancelled....

Studio 60 stars Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson, and the performances given by all are fantastic. Sarah Paulson in particular is absolutely fantastic, especially as I don't think she's been in much else before this. It details the behind the scenes going ons at a show very similar to Saturday Night Live, including the making of the show, and the politics behind it.

It's clever, witty, sometimes hilarious, with characters who grip you and you want to see succeed. It has few failings, the main one being that it occasionally has sketches from the show within a show, which are almost all awful, and at best borderline amusing. While this rarely distracts from your enjoyment, sometimes you wish they'd get on with the interesting stuff instead.

I would fully reccommend everyone goes and buys this on DVD now. You will not regret it.



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