Life can really suck sometimes. It can also be equally awesome. I like to think of life kinda like a sine wave: peaks and troughs – we all just have different frequencies of motion. Usually the good cancels out the bad but I know for me that the bad takes far longer to fade away than the good does. When you’re bottoming out life can really get you down so it’s always nice to have something to look forward to doing that can take your mind off the problems of the world. A show I had fallen in love with over the past few months is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It was engrossing – an adjective I would use about pretty much no other TV show apart from maybe The Sopranos (which too, will be finishing soon). You know the kinds of shows I’m talking about – where you could roll episode after episode and you wouldn’t bat an eyelid. The kind where if you rolled two or three episodes into one you’d have a better movie than 90% of the crap that is on at the movies at the moment. Studio 60 made you think. Studio 60 gave your heartstrings one hell of a tug on more than one occasion.
But all of that doesn’t matter. NBC in their infinite wisdom have decided to end Studio 60′s run of one season. Judging from the episode that just aired I’d suggest that the mentioning of ratings in the last episode (about the show-within-a-show) were self-referential (in a similar vein to one of my favourite episodes of Arrested Development).
And not that what I or anyone writes about it will have any bearing on the final outcome – I just find it sad that NBC can justify another season of Biggest Loser but not of Studio 60. After the Sopranos finishes in a fortnight and Studio 60 finishing soon also I’ll have to rely on Entourage to kick me back up the other side of the sine curve.
Up and down, up and down.
(No more emo posts about feelings for the rest of the month, I promise!)