Arts Say It Ain’t Sorkin
posted by October 17 at 22:55 PMon
Not that this matters much in real life, but:
Last night I stopped rooting for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip to get good. It’s just not gonna happen, is it? Too many characters and too few good ones, the show-within-the-show is never even remotely funny, and the show proper is unfocused and rough drafty. Mainly, it lacks the stateliness of West Wing, the illusion of being somewhere real (however suffused with liberal idealism). Little moments poke through because it’s Aaron Sorkin, but it’s not full-blown Sorkin, which is kind of a bummer.
Not unlike the sight of Sting singing “Fields of Gold” while accompanying himself ON THE LUTE!
But then again, could anything matter less?
(Especially since The Wire is all the TV you’ll ever need.)