STUDIO 60: 1.09

This one airs in the USA tonight. Through nefarious means, I have just watched it.

This is the one I’ve been waiting for since the pilot. This is the one that works. There’s one central concept I had to kind of roll with, telling myself that of course other people will find Harriet Hayes more attractive than I do. But all of a sudden there’s pace and attack and well-timed reveals and pretty much all of the things that were missing from the pilot until now. And, finally, a couple of lines that made me laugh.

If you liked the pilot, watch this one.

I mean, it still ain’t DEADWOOD. But what is? Even a chunk of the last DEADWOOD season wasn’t DEADWOOD.

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