Game Change: The Aftermath

I spent my Saturday evening watching the HBO debut of — Game Change — the misanthropic story of how Sarah Palin almost ruined our nation by becoming Vice-President.

I did not appreciate Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin because she was too reserved and imitative instead of inhabitative.  I much prefer Tina Fey’s combative sendup of Ms. Palin because she better characterizes the manic wackiness that made Palin so ridiculous and so very dangerous — we laugh because we are terrified of what could have been.  Ed Harris as McCain was ordinary and not angry enough and not stiff enough to be convincing.  Woody Harrelson was magnificent.  He stole the show as campaign advisor Steve Schmidt.

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Why I Love 30 Rock

In 2006, two television shows came out that were about late night comedy sketch shows. One of them was more serious than the other, and got canceled after being on for a year — that was Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The other turned out to be the very hilarious 30 Rock. I still watch 30 Rock and believe that if you like comedic television programming that doesn’t mind laughing at itself, you should do yourself a favor and watch it as well.

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