Wednesday, November 01, 2006

please for not to be cancelling my Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Hello? NBC? Yes, thank you. I am a crank. I once wrote a letter to ABC asking them not to cancel Twin Peaks. I like quirky, intelligent television, and I thank you for doing an Internet search and finding this blog post. Since The West Wing ended, I have been in a Severe Sorkin Shortage. And yes, I also loved Sports Night.

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There are so many reasons to love Studio 60. Amanda Peet's smart-as-hell character, Jordan McDeere. Sarah Paulson, who played the lovely lipstick lesbian in The Other Sister. The way the show gives me hope that America's current religious tensions won't end up mushrooming into, well, a mushroom cloud.

I love it the most, though, for its skewering of bloggers in the second episode:
[a blogger has written about the firing of Tom's boss]
Tom Jeter: The New York Times is going to quote [that blogger] so that the people can be heard, and the Times can demonstrate they're not the 'media elite.' I preferred it when they were elite--I'm a fan of credentials. It's like we've all spent the last five years living a Roger Corman film called Revenge of the Hack.

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So, NBC, if you could listen to just this last blogging hack and let my show live, I would be ever so grateful. Why listen to me, you ask? I'm the life-long network television viewer who, disgusted with Survivor-esque reality programming, spent the last 6.5 years renting HBO series from the local video store. Oh, and I also did a lot of reading.

22 comments:

Pablo said...

Reading? ICK!

St. Dickeybird said...

"...disgusted with Survivor-esque reality programming, spent the last 6.5 years renting HBO series from the local video store. Oh, and I also did a lot of reading."

Yeah, that's me too. I think TV programming might be why I'm having trouble in the 'burbs.

Jason said...

I just read this morning that they are not canceling it after all.

madamerouge said...

Hooray! I hope that's the case. I found an article on tv.com dated 10/31/06 that said it wasn't quite out of the woods. The article also said NBC might get 'ideas' after they got higher ratings on 10/30/06 by subbing in an episode of Friday Night Lights. (BTW, that show is basically gay pr0n. HOT HOT HOT men.)

Pablo said...

I think the coach on that show is the hottest thing about the show.

Crucible said...

YES! S60 is a great new show. Have you been watching Dexter? Love that one too. Never got into West Wing but loved Sports Night.

Miss Thistle said...

I confused this one with the Tina Fey one.

Salem said...

I've watched S60 every week, but I think it's toast.

Anonymous said...

Well said Rouge! I LOVE the show. BAStards kill all the intelligent stuff.

Steven said...

You gave up TV for reading?

Wow. Just shows you the amount of crap there is on the air.

Which reminds me, I SO have to watch hours of shitacular TV this week! Yeah TV!

St. Dickeybird said...

Speaking of Gay Porn and HBO, did you watch Rome???
Holy Crap, I nearly got divorced for that one!
:)))))

madamerouge said...

Didn't see Rome, but from the looks of it, they should sell pump-top bottles of lube and boxes of tissues with it at the video hut.

Timmy said...

never seen it. you need a good hobby Rouge, like boozing. Thats always good.

St. Dickeybird said...

Mmmm-hm!

Riss said...

I actually like that show too!

Anonymous said...

Don't care. You're a Canadian and we make no money off you. The shows sucks we know it and you know it.
NBC

Kunstemæcker said...

Yes. It's time television banned reality shows and returned to quality programs.

liquid said...

I was a big West Wing/Sorkin fan, but I've never seen S60. Mostly because it comes on past my bed time. I think I need to re-examen my priorities.

toobusyliving said...

As your friend I worry; I'd hate to see a repeat of the depression you fell into after your attempts to save "Becker" ended in vain.

car@ said...

I am sooo with you. I am sick and tired of all the shit about paparazzis, stupid shows and stupid quizzes. Series like Cheers, The bill Cosby show, Twin peaks and Ally mcbeal....HOW I miss them!!

your judgemental aunt said...

Well it's no America's Next Top Model!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Great, so your show got saved. Can I get back my Once and Again, please?!!