Umm, a year to late?
Part of the opening scene in a new HBO series called The Newsroom. Havent watched it yet but this scene makes me want too. Gotta wait till my new headphones come in.
Hmm Embed isnt working. Heres a link to it.
Umm, a year to late?
Ahh Im late then. Searched for it and didnt find it, I blame the fall of FoH. I had never heard of this show before but it looks good. Im going to start watching the series this weekend.
It had its moments but at times it completely disappeared up its own arse. Charlie and Sloan were the only two likeable characters.
I'll watch season two though, there's a hell of a lot worse out there and the good parts were worth sticking through the dross.
Meh it's Sorkin so you know it's gonna be excellent smothered in terribad sprinkled with self-righteousness.
I enjoyed season 1. Not the greatest show HBO has ever done, but I'm really looking forward to season 2. If you happen to be a Tea Party supporter I can see this show being unwatchable heh. Sorkin is obviously not a fan.
The greatest new show in the last 3 years. Hands down.
Not sure if anyone saw it, but on The Daily Show, they did a piece called Investigating Investigative Journalism, and John Oliver did a skit with the Newsroom people. Was fun.
After having seen how nearly every tv show/newspaper article/magazine that deals with investigative journalism have been shut down in Norway in the past decade, my reaction to the news from CNN gave me the same reaction as Oliver.
Couldn't find a youtube link, but the video of it is here.
Think it aired jan 14th.
If you are a sanctimonious liberal who likes to be told that you are smarter than everyone else then this is definitely the show for you. If you like characters that talk and act like human beings then not so much. If you want a realistic portrayal of a newsroom, then this is definitely not your show. I heard Sorkin interviewed on "Fresh Air" on NPR and Terry Gross, who is usually polite and should be a sympathetic liberal audience pretty much openly mocking how ridiculous his "newsroom" was and laughing right in his face about it. I was pretty surprised.
Which is interesting to hear because Dan Rather reviewed the first half of the season for Gawker last year and constantly talked about how much of a realistic portrayal it was...
But the part of the video where Oliver demands a speech from the newsroom anchor cracked me up.
It was way too full of itself and there were way too many long winded conversations to feel remotely believable, however it's still pretty decent and has the talent to be good
Dan Rather probably buys into his own hype sort of like Sorkin.
Has there been any word on a second season?
It's back in June, it was given a second season very early in its run.
Pretty sure season 2 was locked up the day after the pilot aired.
I think it's a very important show and one of its problem is that it is aware of its own importance. The whole rom-com aspect is also mostly weak.
I would have tolerated the totally stupid romance story line much more had they not named the character Jim Harper or had they just cast John Krasinski for the role and gone with Halpert. Both of those would have been better than what they settled on.
I complained enough about that over on FOH but it seriously bugs me more than anything else about the show. I don't think the show overall is very good but it could become good with better writing. The acting is all pretty decent.
Starts again July 14
They showed a two or three minute behind the scenes blurb before (or maybe after, I forget) Game of Thrones last night indicating that the non-news storyline will be singular this season and not multiple arcs if that makes sense.
Best part is how Jim moves away from the office because he can't be around Pam...er I mean Maggie...any longer!
Yeah to cover the Romney campaign... which is interesting. If it's the primary that's fine, but if its post-primary then they are making a very big leap in time and potentially skipping a bunch of news stories to cover.
I want to like it, but it comes off too much as hindsight Nostradamus-douching about events than an interesting critique on the current state of news. The dialogue is okay, but speech sounds more intelligent given the alacrity of their cadence. The interoffice romances are just terrible and contrived. All this, and I'll still watch it because it's better than most TV.
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