Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Season 1 Episode 15

The Friday Night Slaughter

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 2007 on NBC

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  • Great juxtaposition of Comedy and Drama. Powerful perfomance by Matt Perry. Psychologically insightful. Moving musical score. Interesting flash-backs. Great plot twist.

    I think this is one of the most compelling episodes of American television ever created. Matt Perry's acting was incredible - he brilliantly portrayed the character development of Matt Albie, he charmingly illustrated the initial chemistry between his charachter and Harriet Hayes, he convincingly expressed his depression over their breakup, and he evoked a realistic psychological edge to his character. His performance, combined with the emotionally moving ubiquitous musical score, produced one of the most gripping episodes that I have ever seen. The old cliche "I was at the edge of my seat" sums up my reaction to this episode perfectly. Also, I think Danny Tripp (being an ex-coke addict) noticed that Matt was on something in the writers room - he seemed like he was staring at his pupils quite a bit.