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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Studio 60 - The Harriet Dinner

Cliched. That’s not something I would have associated with the work of Aaron Sorkin…. until this episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip that first aired on January 29.

Danny asked Jordan to join him on the roof of the building so he could apologize to her for you know, stalking her. In the back of my mind I was thinking ‘hmm I bet they’ll get locked on the roof’ but then I thought, ‘no, this is Sorkin, he wouldn’t use that. Only hacks use that trick….’ Guess where this is going? So yeah, he went there. The trick led to Jordan and Danny talking for pretty much an entire episode. Jordan thinks Danny’s love is really just pity, Danny denies it. Wash, rinse, repeat. For like an hour.

Matt continues to bid on Harriet. Eventually the bids are so high that Harriet agrees to go out with both of the top bidders. In another "’shock", Lukes5858 turns out not to be Luke the Director but a 15 yr old skateboard/Star Wars geek. Matt tells Harriet that he spent money not only on her but on the polyamorous group and she gets pissed. They fight, a lot, and Harriet tells Matt that it’s over for good. No more being in limbo, no more flirting.

Tom lies to Lucy and says that he has to cancel their date in order to do some NBS press for the critics press tour. Lucy’s really sweet about it. She sets a time to reschedule their date and even kisses him. These two are adorable. Too bad the lie is gonna come back to bit Tom in the ass. So Tom goes to the event where the Violist from Julliard is sexed up with one thing in mind. He tries to rebuff her but she’s persistent. In an event so predictable any four year old could see it coming, Lucy shows up at the event and gets her heartbroken when she sees Tom with the Violist. She makes a comment that he was supposed to sleep with her and then turn out to be a sleaze. Poor guy. He really is one of the decent ones.

In other news Simon is still pissed at Darius because Simon is an egotistical nitwit who thinks that he’s god. Also, there’s a snake loose on the set. It’s supposed to be comic relief. Supposed to.

So nothing really happened in this episode. It’s now painfully obvious that Studio 60 is a relationship show. I don’t know how I feel about that.

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