I was watching Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip last night and it occurred to me that writing a TV show is better than writing a blog. Sure, I could write tedious posts explaining why gay marriage should be legal, but that’s really nothing compared to being able to write dialogue. You can dream up two people who are on opposite sides of the issue, write their arguments for them, and make your point in a way that’s totally entertaining. Plus millions of people will watch because the other shows you wrote were actually good.
Maybe next week Aaron Sorkin will use the Socratic method to examine the morality of torturing detainees in the context of a one hour drama about sketch comedy. We can hope!