Thursday, September 21, 2006

Oh Aaron, why do you hurt me so?

Back in Toronto and catching-up on a week’s worth of season and series premiers on my pvr. Just finished watching the show I’ve been most looking forward to: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

The West Wing was my favourite show on television, and I also loved Sports Night, A Few Good Men, The American President…needless to say, I’m a big Aaron Sorkin fan, so I was really anticipating this one.

As a BCer (albeit one in Toronto) I have to take umbrage at this exchange from the premiere though, between the characters of Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford:

Perry: So we’ll make some budget cuts. We’ll shoot in Vancouver.

Whitford: We’re not shooting in Vancouver. I’m drawing the line on the insanity. Vancouver doesn’t look like anything. It doesn’t even look like Vancouver. It looks like Boston, California. You need to go to another director…

Oh Aaron, why do you hurt me so? But seriously, Vancouver-bashing aside it was a great show. I’ll miss the politics of The West Wing, but I’m so glad the smart, witty, rapid-fire writing of Aaron Sorkin is back on television. It looks like a great cast too. Bradley Whitford is great, and while I wasn’t a big Friends guy Matthew Perry was great on his West Wing guest shots. Timothy Busfield is great too.

It being a Sorkin project though, I wonder how long it will be before Joshua Malina shows up…

Anyway, speaking of TV, will someone in Hollywood please sign Hugo Chavez to a development deal? Get this guy a show!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like some Hollywood types are supporting Hugo - Danny Glover for one.

Ya Danny Glover says Chavez is a man with vision - huh?