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So I apologize to anyone who’s been visiting the site lately just to see nothing new.  I’ve been working to set something new up, something that I hope will be better than tvdork.  On Monday everyone will be able to see what I’m talking about.

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Studio 60 Debate Gone Awry

Diana: So here’s the thing, Dan and I had intended to debate this weeks episode of Studio 60 but we ran into a problem: we both loved it. I can honestly say I never expected to love an hour of Studio 60 but alas hell has frozen over and Sorkin has escaped from his ego driven shithole to actually writing good hours of TV again. While this wasn’t the quality of say a West Wing Christmas episode it was certainly much better than most things on tv today.

Daniel: Alright, we both may have loved the episode, but, there’s one clear and distinct difference worth debating between Diana and I. You see, I contend that I have greater man love for Matt and Danny, than Diana. She says that her love for Bradley Whitford is unparalleled, I say, that her love of the mullet-haired wonder is nothing compared to my admiration for Perry and his buddy. I’ve always been a fan of buddy comedies and Studio 60 is yet another incarnation of this love. She can claim her love is above and beyond mine, but since the days of Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hours, Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards, in Top Gun…I have professed my man love to the world.

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What TvDork Wants for Christmas:

 Some of these are actual buy-able items, most are this fans pipe-dreams.

1.  A years subscription to tvtracker
2.  ED on DVD.  Screw music clearances just give me my Stuckyville!
3.  Janel Maloney to guest star on Studio 60.  Must snark with Danny.   I don’t care if he’s with Jordan by then.
4.  Veronica Mars to stop sucking.
5.  Christopher off of Gilmore Girls.  STAT.
6.  Bree Van DeCamp to go crazy, get a lobotomy and take of her wig…..
7.  Grey’s Anatomy to start actually punishing their Doctors when they do things that should have their licenses revoked.  I can only suspend my disbelief so much.
8.  90210 Season 5 DVD’s.  TvTropolis only has the rights to syndicate 1-4 here and has therefore deprived me of Valerie.  No one deprives me of Valerie.
9.  X-files Seasons 4-9.  Yes, even 8 and 9.  I don’t care that it sucked.  I NEED them.
10.  Luke and Lorelai back together.  It’s just not fair.

Additional wishes:  Stanley to get more screentime on The Office; Betty to finally dump Walter’s ass for Henry(he makes her palms sweat!); Pam to admit she wants Jim even if it’s too late; FOX Canceling The OC;  Death of the Aerie Girls; CW realizes what a giant mistake it is, drops the green and reverts back to The WB.


Tales of a Television Idealist

Why Sorkin’s Studio 60 is not only pleasing to the eye – it’s a glimmer of hope

By: Daniel Zaiontz

“IT’S NOTHING BUT REHASHED WEST WING,” says Diana Earle as she fervently types a response to me on instant messenger. Not one to regularly resort to Caps Lock when making her points, Diana is clear in terms of where she stands when it comes to matters of Sorkin.

“This is just horrible,” she writes the next Sunday of my new favourite show.
“It’s not!!!” I respond, with an impassioned plea. Three exclamation marks being the universal sign of “impassioned plea” in the instant message universe.

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It Was Great While It Lasted

This past summer I fell in love with a tv pilot. It was gripping, exciting and intelligent. I watched it 3 times and circulated it to everyone who I thought would give it a shot. That show was The Nine. Today ABC announced they’ve pulled the show from their schedule with no announced return date. It’s not surprising considering how low the ratings were and how expensive the show must have been to produce but it still hurts like hell. The Nine was one of the few shows in a very long time that blew me away.

Here’s hoping the remaining episodes(if they don’t make it to air) will make it online and then to DVD. There’s no doubt in my mind that The Nine will make it onto Brilliant But Canceled in the next few years.

I guess Raver can go back to 24 now. Damnit.


Election 2006


“I love doing sequels. This without any doubt is my favourite.”

That my friends was just too good not to post.  California could not be more entertaining.


Harriet Says Stupid Things Too!

Unfortunately I can’t post a detailed recap of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip tonight because I am currently in the middle of the midterm from hell.

I will however say that tonight’s episode was my favourite of the series because it focused entirely on the characters.  There was no comedy present except for a single sketch integral to the plot.

Good cast interaction.

It’s tragic that Lucy Davis of The Office had one line of diologue since she’s freaking Lucy Davis, but alas I don’t have time to do my usual ‘I hate Sorkin’ spiel.

Oh and I hate To Be Continued’s.  Freaking sweeps.

Hey There!

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