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The Newsroom: "News Night 2.0" OAD 7/1/12 ***SPOILERS***

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#41 OFFLINE   phrelin


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

See the thread NBC skips tribute piece in Olympics Opening Ceremony for access to the BBC coverage.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Thanks for the heads up! So many threads, so little time!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

Speaking of the show, from the romcom perspective, how do knockout and super-smart and sexy Olivia Munn and gorgeous Margaret Judson get to be treated as sexless old wallpaper while skanky Emily Mortimer and ditzy cheerleader Alison Pill get to be clawed after like the second coming of Megan Fox??

I mean, I like Emily as an actress, and even Alison, she's terrific. But guys are treating poor smoking-hot Olivia like she's a guy in drag or something when they should be all over her, from a real-world perspective. I hope the plot in the future allows Olivia to be "attractive" and gives her a relationship, it's the only thing in the show that is wildly improbable.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

That said, next week looks a lot more lively with actual events happening so maybe it won't be so boring, but if they keep up this machine-gun smarty-pants insider chatter only Mensa members will be able to keep track of it.

OMG, the inside flippery is hard to take. Don't think one needs to be a genius, just more au courant with inside the biz jargon....

I'm just now boarding the train, as I bailed after the first ep due to that very phenom. I thought the first ep was hard to follow for other reasons, too. Thank heavens for VOD!
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

I didn't watch the first few years of The West Wing (no locals on DISH and the SD receiver didn't pick up OTA) and ended up catching up in a hurry with shows on Bravo. Sorkin's signature shows take some work to watch at times but I believe they are worth the effort.

I believe that the fact that Sorkin's Studio 60 made it one season and 30 Rock will be wrapping up in it's seventh season this fall (138 episodes) is an example of the difference between good TV and popular TV.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, I liked Studio 60!

Man, the Newsroom finale was awesome last night! The show has really found its stride. Good for intelligent TV!! I still can't figure how Sorkin gets away with such obvious Republican bashing but it works for me. (snickers into shirtsleeve)

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:18 PM

I think Sorkin toned-down the machine-gun overlapping insider-jargon dialog a bit, I find it much easier to follow now. Can't wait for next season!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

Awesome show. Just watched the finale. Love it.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

Great finale. I'm just a little concerned they burned through over a year of real-world news events in these 10 episodes (from the BP spill on April 20, 2010 to August 8, 2011).

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