So, on September 30, 2008, Sports Night will be re-released on DVD!
I have a man-crush on Aaron Sorkin that borders on the unreasonable. The West Wing is one of the best television shows ever. Ever. Do not argue with me. It's literally the only show that I can watch in its entirety once every year. I'm talking all 7 seasons, my peeps.
Sports Night was a show Sorkin created just before Wing. In fact, it actually ran concurrently with it. Where Wing was feted and an immediate smash, Sports Night struggled along, and despite being critically beloved and possessing a strong fan following, it was cancelled.
That being said, it is still awesome, with a brilliant cast, superb writing and all the talking while walking down corridors that you could ask for. It was released in a depressingly bare bones edition before (which I managed to obtain before it went out of print), but now for its tenth anniversary it's getting a deluxe version from the good folks at Shout! Factory.
Here's a link to some product details, while here's some of my favourite quotes from the show:
Casey: [Reading a party invitation] “October eighth, nineteen-hundred and ninety-eight A.D.” A.D. They’re worried I might accidentally show up 2000 years before the birth of Christ.
Isaac: Danny, I need to talk to you.
Dan: Good, 'cause I need to talk to you too. Who should go first?
Isaac: Since I don't really care what you have to say, I think it should be me.
Isaac: Dana, the things that I say in my office stay in my office.
Dana: Natalie's my second-in-command, she's the only one I told.
Natalie: Jeremy's my boyfriend, he's the only one I told.
Jeremy: I told many, many people.
Casey: Ugh... How can I be cool again? I'm a newly divorced man, I'm young, I used to be cool, I need to be cool again. Help me... be cool again.
Dan: (pause) Well, first I would have to disabuse you of the notion that you were ever cool before.