Just finished the complete series on Netflix and I had some things I wanted to say about it.
I really enjoyed a good amount of the show. I love the dialogue, I love the cast, I love movies/shows about show business, and I like the idea of a show set around a sketch comedy show.
What I don’t like is that the shows creator, Aaron Sorkin, decided to make the last five episodes very heavily political. I also was not a big fan of the layering of WAY to many intense (some a little over the top) dramatic storylines, and a way to easy wrap up to it all.
I hated the fact the last five episodes of the show stopped being about a dramedy about running an SNL like show and turned into “The West Wing”.
The shows not perfect (the sketch comedy elements of the show were downright painful to watch) but I enjoyed the characters enough to keep sitting through each episode, but the show lost focus too early and it probably couldn’t find it’s footing again.
But, to late for me to get upset at the show…it’s cancelled.
At least the finale episode felt like a proper last episode, as oppose to some other shows I like that didn’t get another season (or even a full season)