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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series

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Chris Haston

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
09/18/06
performer:
Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Timothy Busfield, D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson, Amanda Peet, Steven Weber
broadcaster:
NBC
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C

Now that the frenzied hype/backlash cycle has passed, it’s possible to watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Aaron Sorkin’s failed dramatization of life at an SNL-style show, and see what could have, eventually, become a decent series. Except, yeah, the overbearing schmaltz is still there. EXTRAS Boring commentary and the remnants of a press kit, billed as an ”in-depth” look behind the scenes. Both are unfailingly cheerful, like viewing an ad for the Titanic‘s deck chairs after they’ve already hit the ocean floor. C