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#101 OFFLINE   toobs

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 12:42 PM

I watched and I liked how it completed the story from the beginning to end.  

 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 03:53 PM

This ending left the same taste in my mouth (a decent one) as did the ending of "Six Feet Under".   It wrapped up everyone's primary story - the only difference being that everyone still had a future - and left no threads hanging.

 

This was certainly no "Sopranos" ending!



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:01 PM

No spoilers for 6ft Under please.  I have 2 more seasons to go :).



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:23 PM

I like Sorkin and hope that some day he makes something that runs as long as The West Wing again.

BTW: The episode title, "What Kind of Day Has it Been" rang a bell for me from the WW years ... and apparently Sorkin has used it in several series as either a season or series ending show title.
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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:38 PM

For those curious enough to check, IMDB.com can be a boon. I couldn't - or won't- watch a series that's not current without it. 


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:24 AM

Sorkin's projects always stand out for their superior writing. The only slight issue I have with his material is exactly the fact that sometimes his characters just spew forth this amazing stream of dialog that's so perfect in every way and it just goes on and on that you end up thinking, there's no way anyone could just do that off the top of their head. In other words it sounds like someone had to memorize a script and practice it many times over to get it that perfect. But usually what's being said is poignant enough that you really don't care too much.




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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

Sorkin's projects always stand out for their superior writing. The only slight issue I have with his material is exactly the fact that sometimes his characters just spew forth this amazing stream of dialog that's so perfect in every way and it just goes on and on that you end up thinking, there's no way anyone could just do that off the top of their head. In other words it sounds like someone had to memorize a script and practice it many times over to get it that perfect. But usually what's being said is poignant enough that you really don't care too much.

 

I truly admire the effective use of the monologue as we see it in Sorkin's work. We rarely see it on American series television because it takes too much time to write and requires a "single-tasking" audience.


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