Late Night (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Late Night (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Late Night is funny, charming and at times just a little sub-Aaron Sorkin for my liking.  Yup it’s fair to say from Devil Wears Prada to a hundred other films and to Sorkin’s own Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,  Late Night has a seen it before feel about it which stops stepping up from good to really great.  That said Emma Thompson is marvellous and for sure lights up the screen anytime she’s there and you cant help but think this could itself work better as a short form TV series where you could really dig deep into the characters.   So much to like but little that you haven’t seen before.

Best Bit: Emma Thompson

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Devil Wears Prada , Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Network

 


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Must Watch: Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (2006-2007)

Must Watch: Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (2006-2007)

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Each month we take a look at a TV show that DEMANDS to be Binge Watched. This time out: Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip

 

Why? It’s the Aaron Sorkin show you’d probably never heard or (or at least if you have never watched).  It was cancelled after just one season and now sits in the bowls of TV history as a “What Could Have Been”.  So did it deserve to fail? Hell no.  Matthew Perry’s first show after Friends ended (and Sorkin’s follow up to the West Wing) it’s full of itself, over confident and at times over bearing.  But it’s also bloody amazing.  Ignore the reviews that say things like “A comedy show about a sketch-comedy show where humor is in very short supply” Studio 60 is the Sorkin show that critics seemed to rally against.  But actually it’s full of charm, humour and well drawn characters.  In fact it’s so good that, like Firefly and other one season wonders, it really deserved a second run.

 

How Many Episodes? 22 Episodes (1 Season)
Best Moment? To be fair it’s once again Sorkin’s writing that win’s the day here.
Where: Itunes, YouTube, GooglePlay