Shows About Shows About Shows
I always thought I was going to work in TV. When I was in high school, I dreamt of working in production for a ‘network’ like the CW because TV networks were all there was back then. Before the advent of Netflix and every other streaming service.
So when you combine my love for the movies and tv about TV shows, the meta-ness of it all just blows my mind. Somehow I also end up crushing hard on the female leads. I don’t know if it’s wishful thinking on my part or thinking of the what might have beens but the leading ladies always make me swoon — or wish I had their jobs. And luckily for me, there are some new ones coming up to join my old favourites.
Mindy Kaling just released the trailer for her movie, Late Night that has Emma Thompson in it. And honestly, I’ve loved both women since eternity so seeing them together (and on a late night TV show at that), makes me go into spontaneous combustion.
I can’t wait to see how this all pans out. Also, Hugh Dancy is in it? Kill me already. I can’t wait to see Emma Thompson rock all the suits, be a bad ass and Mindy be her wonderfully awesome self.
There’s barely a trailer for it but once Apple announced that Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were collaborating on a show about a TV morning show, I died.
I don’t know how the gods have blessed me with all of my favourite people coming together but it’s happening and from this very very short clip, I think my year in TV will be made by this one alone. I really hope it lives up to the hype.
Though not the biggest critical success, I will watch anything and everything with Rachel McAdams in it so having her be the producer of a morning show, is totally up my alley.
And what a cast too, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, the always so handsome Harrison Ford? Who am I to say no to this stellar cast?
I kind of wish it got better reviews and a better reception, but I’ll support McAdams wherever she goes and I hope she does more of this sort of thing.
I love Sorkin for a lot of reasons and so when I found out he was doing a series on a TV news show I was so in. The Newsroom isn’t for everyone but it was so for me. It was always a tad too dramatic with every episode having stakes so high.
But then it also had Olivia Munn playing Sloane, the fast talking, ball busting business reporter and her unlikely romance with Don and I got obsessed. Plus it had Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston pre-Grace & Frankie days. I could re-watch this series over and over. I wish it had way more seasons than it was given.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
I told you I loved Sorkin too much and the behind the scenes of the fake SNL show (the dramatic version) was just too hard to resist. This one didn’t get any love at all and that made me sad because it was one of the first ‘prestige-ish’ shows that I actually ended up really enjoying.
Amanda Peet whom I loved in Jack & Jill was getting her feet wet and Sarah Paulson was starting out and everyone was a baby but they were so fresh and good. I was really rooting for Matthew Perry in this and of course, Bradley Whitford! So it had all the ingredients and just wasn’t well received. That makes me sad.
I do want to watch a couple more ones like 30 Rock because Tina Fey and again, the non-serious version of the behind the scenes of a sketch show. And Sports Night because I need to make it my personal mission to see everything Sorkin’s done on TV. Then to go a little more old school some Murphy Brown. Am I missing anything else? Anything I need to be seeing?