Sunday, July 11, 2010



As soon as I've watched a movie I like, I'll check out the trivia on I tend to watch making-of featurettes on DVDs. I'll read interviews with the authors to figure out why and how they were inspired to write their masterpieces.

Once, when seeking INSIDER INFORMATION about Josh and Donna, I read an article on Aaron Sorkin. In it, he professed HIS love for all-things behind-the-scenes, hence his work on Sports Night (behind-the-scenes at ESPN), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (behind-the-scenes at SNL), and The West Wing (behind-the-scenes at the White House, and Best Show Ever).

Probably this interest of mine informed my decision to become a teacher. As a student, I always wanted to know what happened in the teachers' lounge. Come to find out, all that happens is people drop the F-bomb and occasionally make inappropriate jokes. That's IT.


Gina Marie said...

Do you watch Mad Men? They have almost as much I.I. as West Wing and other Sorkin shows do, because the creator has an equally heavy hand in the show.

Plus. John Hamm. I mean, really now. Gorgeous.

KC said...

I watched one season on DVD. I need to pick it back up. Dan isn't into it, which is why I didn't watch the rest. But, he also isn't into Weeds, and I'm pretty much caught up on that horrible horrible show.

Rachel said...

I don't know anyone who drops the F bomb in the teacher's lounge...much less in school hallways...or her classroom.