Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Season 1 Episode 2

The Cold Open

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 25, 2006 on NBC

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  • Sorkin travels the long way to return to Gilbert and Sullivan.

    From the opening press conference, which illustrates just how much better Matt deals with e public than Danny does, to the final notes of the cold open this episode illustrated what I love about Sorkin's writing. His shows move with a purpose and don't assume I'm stupid. This episode showed the process, from panic to production. I liked the hinting at the ramifications of working with someone you Love (even if you don't admit it to yourself). I liked that the 'saviors' of Studio 60 aren't being welcomed back like the prodigal sons. And, I loved the Gilbert and Sullivan nod at the end.

    Admittedly, the rehashing of previous Sorkinisms brought some jarring moments, but part of me is hoping he works them out of his system soon so I can find new ones.

    I don't know if Studio 60 will eclipse my love of Sports Night or The West Wing, but it has captured a small piece of my heart.