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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 18, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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75

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 323 Ratings

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  • Summary: The latest series from "West Wing" and "Sports Night" creator Aaron Sorkin borrows stylistically from each of those shows, taking viewers behind the scenes of a struggling "Saturday Night Live"-type sketch comedy progam on the fictitious NBS network.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Sorkin brings the same intensity and political sensibilities to the story.
  2. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" lives up to the advance hype, easily qualifying as one of the best new broadcast series of the fall.
  3. The characters are intelligent, complex people you quickly care about, even if -- this being a show about television -- they can be egotistical and self-centered.
  4. 75
    Don't believe the hype. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is not the best new show of the fall season. It's a pretty darned good one, but not the best one.
  5. Like his previous series, "Studio 60" features intelligent, quickly spoken dialogue, smart arguments and terrific performances (Perry and Whitford have instant chemistry as longtime co-workers), and it's not a bad show by any means, but it doesn't soar to the heights "West Wing" did, even in its earliest episodes.
  6. Here's hoping that the strong whiff of sanctimony in the pilot of "Studio 60" is blown away by fresh air in future episodes.
  7. 30
    Really, I just wish it were funny. Not walking-banter funny, or look-what-I-know funny, but funny funny. Even a little bit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 221
  1. RenataP
    Nov 2, 2008
    10
    I can`t believe this show was canceled!
  2. angelaa
    Oct 30, 2006
    10
    I love this show. And I wish everyone would give it a chance before saying they should pull it.
  3. StevenS
    Sep 19, 2006
    10
    Mathew Perry is amazing in this role. In a few years we'll be saying "Chandler who?"
  4. AnneH
    Mar 12, 2007
    10
    Love it, love it, love it!!
  5. April
    Oct 19, 2006
    9
    This show has so much going for it, I hope it stays around as long as West Wing (or longer).
  6. IrfanB
    Feb 26, 2007
    8
    Great show! Needs to trim down the romantic sub-plots a bit.
  7. JimK.
    Sep 18, 2006
    0
    Just because the Sorkin name is attached, doesn't automatically give it the stamp of brilliance. Sorkin, a devout Mamet thief, has found Just because the Sorkin name is attached, doesn't automatically give it the stamp of brilliance. Sorkin, a devout Mamet thief, has found a milieu in a time when there are a billion other ways to spew his "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" diatribes, has chosen the least interesting, least inventive and least incidiary way to skewer the world at large. At least with the West Wing, we as a nation were riveted by goverment, and he took that excitement and made it sexy. This show is not sexy, insightful or surprising. It is just bad and boring. Really? A plot point based on whether or not a character can get bonded? My fear is that it sounds smart, so people with think it's smart, and, thanks to Schlamme... it looks smart (the show looks amazing). I loved Sports Night and West Wing, but this just isn't worth squat. Expand

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