Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show(S1E11)

Wait for it folks….this is me eating crow.  Maybe it’s just that I love Sorkin doing Christmas but I thought tonight’s Studio 60 was a step short of delightful.  I didn’t even care about the unfunny sketches.  Decent amount of relationship progress tonight between all the usual suspects.  All in all a quality episode.  No super detailed recap tonight due to school.

Short recap below:

Matt wanted to do a holiday themed show, all the writers plus Simon and Tom had channeled the Grinch and were just being sourpusses.  Tom and Simon both apparently have crushes on Lucy and compete for her affections by insulting one another in front of her.  Oh boys.

Jack’s just been handed down a near $400,000 per affiliate fine by the FCC for a soldier who curses on air during a bombing. Jordan convinces Jack to lawyer up and depend the network but he thinks he should step down so that Wilson doesn’t lose the Macau deal.  Wilson refuses his resignation and lets him know that he plans to fight the FCC as long as it takes.

Harriet’s been offered a huge movie deal by an ex-boyfriend.  She accepts.  Matt’s happy that she got the part but thinks the director just wants to sleep with her again.  Later the director admits he does want her back but that’s not why he hired her.  Then Matt decides to kiss Harriet causing her to screw up her first line in Studio 60.  It’s obvious the director does not stand a chance.

Danny is obviously crazy about Jordan and is starting to get attached to the idea of a kid.  Matt realizes this immediately.  After some awkward conversation Danny finally admits to Jordan that he’s in love with her.  She’s in shock.  His response, ‘Get ready Jordan because I’m coming for you.  You might wanna swallow that sandwich,’  It’s totally adorable.

The show ends with musicians from New Orleans playing a Christmas song with photos of the devastated city behind them.  It’s extremely poignant.  For the whole story about how the musicians ended up in the show check out this article.


2 Responses to “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show(S1E11)”

  1. December 4, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Glad to see you are finally softning up a little… This has the potential to be a great show; my thesis is that it already is; but I totally agree; this was an amazing episode. By far the best so far.
    And the emontional side brought this show forward tonight, Matt and Danny able to express themselfes properly, Jack getting some stable ground and backing for his ( aka Jordan’s) crusade against the FCC.
    And the last act with the suttle christmas carol wrapping key scenes for Danny and Jack was nothing very good; and why we love TV. Classic.
    Good Luck with school; it is a shame it can take time away from our precious window to the magical world.

  2. December 4, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    Oops; nothing very good 😀 Stupid danish frases… I ment fantastic.. You can edit and delete as you wish. Sorry to mess up your comments…

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