The DVD set will include all 22 episodes from the first season, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette and episode commentaries by creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme.
Frankly, I think it will be worth the price of the DVD to hear what Sorkin has to say about this show, considering much of it seems to reflect his real-life history. (Studio 60 characters Matt and Danny both have substance-abuse problems, and the character of Harriet Hayes, a devout Christian, is allegedly based on actress Kristin Chenowith, who dated Sorkin for a brief time.)
As for the final airing of the show tomorrow night, I’m sad to see it end. Sorkin’s brand of television has always been a little too smart for the average television viewer. His characters often delve into political and social issues within the context of the show to shine the spotlight on current issues. One of the most memorable episodes of Studio 60 told the story of the displaced musicians from New Orleans trying to find work around the holidays.
I’m hoping the finale ends happily. I want Jordan to make it, Tom’s brother to be rescued and for viewers to finally understand why Matt and Danny were fired and if Jack did keep his word. That’s a lot to tackle in one hour, but I have no doubt that Sorkin is up to the task.