I'm digging Studio 60
, getting hooked on it from episode 2. It is about the only show I've seen in a while that deals with evangelicals and their views on issues. The Christian on the show--Amanda Peet
--isn't the best representation of evangelicals but comes closest to what I've seen on TV. The current issue is about homosexuality, the conflict between Peet's
belief that it is a sin and the views of others on the cast of the studio. Though some of the dialogue
is cheesy, both views are presented more than just in sound bites. Peet's
character is shown standing on her belief that the Bible states it to be a sin, yet knowing its injunction not to judge others. The show gives the viewer the ability to think about both sides. Matthew Perry's character challenged Peet
to consider what difference it makes to a hetero married couple with a gay married couple living two doors down, asking why their love is any less important
than the married couples'.
I hope the show makes it. Great writing and acting.