Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Studio 60 in the Cornfield

It's funny that right after I declared war on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for their unfair portrayal of midwestern life they slipped off the air. But they crept back on last night thinking that I had forgotten about them. If only it were so.

I don't know, perhaps midwestern life is a lot different than life in LA. For instance, we saw Amanda Peet meeting a new rival and within ninety seconds they were all, "You don't like me, do you?" In most offices this animosity would lie under the surface for many years and long-term subterfuge would be employed rather than out-and-out confrontation. But we are not as hip as Amanda Peet.

Even more alarming was the depiction of office romance, where a recovering coke addict abruptly falls in love with his much younger boss, who happens to be pregnant by an unnamed man. He begins stalking his boss to the point that most people would be fired and dragged off the premises by the police. But this is accepted as cute and funny by his colleagues even though most people I know would be creeped out by this man's behavior.

In LA, people get married a bunch of times and give their kids dumb names and booze it up while leaving their panties and newborn babies at home. We have those people here also, but they live across the creek in the trailer park. I guess I expected more of my Studio 60 characters.

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1 comment:

Christopher said...

STUDIO 60 just gets more and more bizarre as it continues to reveal how out of touch Hollywood is with the rest of the country. I really want to like the show but keep finding myself rolling my eyes in disbelief.

Equally bizarre is how brilliant 30 ROCK has turned out to be.