10/19/2006

Fields of Gold...

Here's the deal: I love TV. I mean, I'll usually watch whatever. So, if love means spending a lot of time with and being comfortable with something enough to get used to it, then I love TV. But, every now and then, a genuinely good show comes on that makes me really love TV.

Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip is one of those shows.

I feel like, everytime I watch it, I learn a little bit about how comedy, TV, and (in a weird way) life work. Some of the ways that Aaron Sorkin chooses to articulate the feelings and thoughts of his characters ring very true to me. Watching this show makes me want to watch The West Wing. If any of you have it, and want to let me borrow it, it would be awesome.

This past Monday night, Sting guested on the show and performed his song "Fields Of Gold". He's one of my favorite musicians ever. Ever. Something in the way he did this song (with a lute no less!) combined with the interaction between these two characters ALMOST made me cry. But I didn't! Editor's Note: OK. I might have teared up a little...

Here's a clip so you can judge for yourself. Do yourself a favor: Go to iTunes and buy this version of this song, then, set your Tivos and watch this show...

UPDATE: The video was removed from YouTube due to copyright infringement. Sorry...

3 comments:

Alli Hibb said...

Oh my gosh...I TOTALLY cried at this point. I wanted to say HOORAY CHANDLER! The love story is finally about YOU!

I honestly felt like I was watching the Ross/Rachel kiss for the first time...my breath caught I was so hoping they would be in love.

I know, I'm a loser...but I love this show.
I wish you lived near me so we could cry at Aaron Sorkin/Sting shows together! (Oh, and Puddles!)

tara said...

I love that show but blog has now interrupted my viewing schedule. We dvr'd that show and have not watched it this week so I'm kind of bummed now I know what's going to happen.

I also have no restraint because knowing what you were writing about I kept on reading and was planning on watching the clip so it's my own fault. Thank God for copyright laws.

Gerry said...

The only problem I have with Studio 60 is that most of the content is unoroginal. That is the stories presented to us have actually happened. Somehow that makes the show less impressive to me but I still watch. Not sure it's going to last more than a few seasons with it's dwindling ratings though.