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Andre Jurieu
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Re: The Newsroom

#101 Post by Andre Jurieu » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:47 am

Earlier I wrote:... and yet I still kept watching in hopes that the next episode would dramatically improve in quality and perspective.
Well, looks like my persistence finally paid off because last night's season premiere was, in my opinion, actually the strongest material that the show has provided during its entire run. Maggie and Sloane were both displayed to be competent and very little of the show was obsessed with how amazing and honourable our main characters are compared to their competition. In fact, the central characters finally seemed human. Still a little too much preoccupation with how stupid people on the internet are, but I guess you got to let Sorkin-be-Sorkin on some of the elements.

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Re: The Newsroom

#102 Post by Andre Jurieu » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:52 am

... aaaaand just when I think the show has hit its stride, the most heavy-handed episode of the season has a script purely credited to Sorkin.

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#103 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:18 am

I was just about to say that THE NEWSROOM had finally reached (in its penultimate episode!) a successful blend of humor and issue-oriented drama that I was hoping for from the beginning, then...
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...the double-whammy of Skinner's ludicrous death in slow-motion (to the strains of "Oh Shenandoah" no less!) and the completely unnecessary Shyamalan-style reveal that McAvoy's cellmate was actually his dead father.
Oh well, if the show went out too strong I might have felt the need to re-evaluate the first two seasons.

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Re: The Newsroom

#104 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:11 am


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Re: The Newsroom

#105 Post by Big Ben » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:30 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:11 am
To commemorate 9/11, please enjoy this incredibly stupid scene from The Newsroom
This was somehow worse than I expected. Holy shit what the hell.

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Re: The Newsroom

#106 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:43 am


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Re: The Newsroom

#107 Post by jazzo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:00 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:11 am
To commemorate 9/11, please enjoy this incredibly stupid scene from The Newsroom
Fuck. I'd forgotten how much I hated this fucking show.

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Re: The Newsroom

#108 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:38 pm

I realize this'll go over like a lead balloon here, but Sorkin doesn't seem to have the most solid view of women. The way the flight attendant character was written there, and then referred to, is just insane.

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Re: The Newsroom

#109 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 pm

I can only imagine how bad the show has aged in the past 3 years

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Re: The Newsroom

#110 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:12 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 pm
I can only imagine how bad the show has aged in the past 3 years
They should make a show set 3 years in the past about The Newsroom being made well!

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Re: The Newsroom

#111 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:08 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:I realize this'll go over like a lead balloon here, but Sorkin doesn't seem to have the most solid view of women. The way the flight attendant character was written there, and then referred to, is just insane.
I have no opinion on Sorkin’s view of women, but it is striking how the flight attendant’s treated vs. the awe and respect the men command when they walk out with all their emblems and accoutrements of authority, even tho’ they’re there to say the exact same things as the attendant. It’s right out of parody.

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