Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
-Brad Whitford looks awesome, as usual.
-Tim Busfield and Nathan Corddry are adorable. I love them already.
-Judd Hirsch rocks.
-I'm not sure how I feel about Amanda Peet. She's good but... I don't know, right now something seems off. She's new to the language so she can only get better. I think I just want her to be Allison Janney, but obviously that's not going to happen.
-The style is very different from West Wing and Sports Night. Visually, it seems darker and more... cramped, cluttered? It's richer somehow. Not as clean as the other shows.
-I understand why people have criticized it as being "unfunny." Some of the punchlines are kind of just thrown away. They're funny, you just have to look for them. Also, some of the actors are new to Sorkin. Sarah Paulson seems the least prepared to handle the dialogue (although Nathan Corddry really didn't have much to say), but she'll get it. It just takes some time to get used to.
-It's new. I think it'll start to feel more natural as the show goes on.
-Matt seems to be the Captain Kirk of the show. Far more charming than any man, ever. Of course, maybe that's because he's on drugs the whole episode.
-It's so weird watching Danny (Brad Whitford) and Cal (Tim Busfield) interact this way. It's different, which is good, but it still looks and sounds like Josh Lyman and Danny Concannon. Eh, I'll get used to it.
-One of my favorite scenes was cut. It wasn't really necessary, but it had a great speech from Tom that I loved. The rise of the hack.
I'm so excited to see Joss Whedon covered in green paint and dancing stupidly. He's just so fucking cool.
I think my head's a funny shape. Has anyone else ever noticed that?