Please allow me to be probably the millionth person to rave about this.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is the new Aaron Sorkin-produced TV drama now onto its third episode in the US, but from the first pilot show I could feel the classic magic of The West Wing coming back and I know I’ll become hopelessly addicted to this. The show was created by Sorkin and is produced by Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme — a previous producer and director of many West Wing episodes. Many West Wing acting alumni are also present in the cast list including Bradley Whitford who is probably my all-time favourite from that show. This is going to do no harm at all to Matthew Perry‘s career, either.
The concept is the show-within-a-show: The fictional Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is a popular US network TV comedy sketch show, clearly meant to be very similar to Saturday Night Live. Like many Sorkin stories, the pilot episode appears to start with a dramatic ending. I hate spoilers so you’re just going to have to watch it.
If you’re in the US, watch it. If you’re not and your morals aren’t offended by the suggestion then download it. Otherwise, wait impatiently for it!