Sports Night: Season 1
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Combining the storytelling talents of Sorkin and Schlamme and unforgettable performances by Josh Charles (In Treatment), Robert Guillaume (Benson), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Sabrina Lloyd (Sliders) and Joshua Malina (The West Wing), the first season of Sports Night defined a new style and raised the bar for all television programs to follow.
* The Show: All-new interviews with creator Aaron Sorkin, director Thomas Schlamme and members of the cast and crew reveal the story of Sports Night from inception to cancellation to legacy.
* Face-Off ESPN SportsCenter vs. CSC Sports Night: The real-life counterparts to Sports Nights fictional team tell us what the show got right. Featuring SportsCenter anchors Josh Elliot and Jay Harris, Senior Coordinating Producers Glenn Jacobs and Michael Schiffman, Associate Producer Elizabeth Sosbee and Researcher David Rose.
* Season One Gag Reel
* Five Commentaries With Creators, Cast and Crew
Top Customer Reviews
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SPORTS FAN TO LOVE THIS SHOW! I have friends who don't care for sports at all, but would absolutely never miss an episode. Sorkin masterfully integrates sports as a background, and weaves it into an occasional amusing subplot; but this show is about the relationships and interactions among the characters, not about the sports they cover.
And yet I don't recommend you buy this particular product (Season One). Why? Because for a few dollars more you can get the entire series (Seasons One and Two), and I can almost guarantee that when you're done with the first season you're going to want to watch the second one.
RATING/CONTENT: There's no rating in the product info, and I don't know what the TV people gave the show for rating/content, but here's my assessment:
--Violence: none, except when you get laughing so hard your sides hurt. TV-G
--Language: I can't specifically remember any swearing; if there is, it's certainly mild compared to many tv shows. There is some innuendo, however. TV-PG
--Sex: referenced in dialogue only, no graphic scenes at all; this show is about relationships, not sex, though some sexual references are made. Probably TV-PG, at worst TV-14
The quick and clipped banter among virtually all of the principle players is a unique way of writing--I liked it, but perhaps in the long run that is what caused the show's demise.
Specifically about the DVDs, I had the first set of DVDs and replaced them with the 10th anniversary edition. The director and actor commentaries, plus the other extras, made it worth it if you are a fan of this show.
Haven't seen Sports Night or any of Aaron Sorkin's other shows? Give this a try if you like The Good Wife (which also features Josh Charles), or if you roll your eyes at morning radio shows. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a Sorkin Fan. This was not much compared to The West Wing and more recently, The Newsroom.Published 1 month ago by Michaelby
One of my favorite shows - wish it had lasted longer. Watch it over and over.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Listen, it's quite simply the most underrated 30-minute show of all time. The writing is witty, and stands the test of time. Aaron Sorkin at his best.Published 1 month ago by Christopher R. Antonacci
Aaron Sorkin at his best. The cast makes you feel like you want to be a part of the show. Laughter then tears then more laughs. Love this show.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this show. It is smart and well written. The casting is perfect, and it is fast-paced. I wish it had stayed on for more than two seasons!Published 2 months ago by Ann Hughes