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HBO's "The Newsroom" - about regaining the ability to function ***spoilers***

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Canada's a decent country ... and I'm a natural born citizen of both Canada and America so there is a special place in my heart for the great white north. But every country has it's negatives. Canada has Quebec.
  2. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I just thought it was entertaining, simple as that.

    Not one to much care about the politics of it all.
  3. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lefty Sorkin is lucky he won't have to try too hard to equally criticize both the Dems and the Reps in the scripts. Obama has given him tons of ammo to balance out the disses.
  4. Gloria_Chavez

    Gloria_Chavez Godfather

    Aug 11, 2008
    Don't plan on watching Sorkin's version of The Newsroom.

    But I HIGHLY recommend The Newsroom, a CBC production I discovered a few years ago.

    An episode available on youtube.

    The Newsroom S1E1 P1 (The Walking Shoe Incident)



    "The Newsroom" (1996) More at IMDbPro ยป

    In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a grungy trainee, and a couple of more down-to-earth producers. The cast is helped by famous guest stars each week who try not to get between George and his bran muffins. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

    "The Newsroom" is presented much like "The Larry Sanders Show", but instead of being behind the scenes at a talk show it is set at - you guessed it - a news room. As a result, it is much edgier. The producer and anchors are completely self-absorbed and seem oblivious to the issues they are reporting on. Guest appearances are provided by commentators and interview subjects such as directors and authors, rather than actors, which is a refreshing change from the constant media bombardment of big names we are used to. Written by Joe Mason <jcmason@uwaterloo.ca>
  5. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    I'm two episodes in and it hasn't grabbed me...yet. I keep looking and listening for the Aaron Sorkin of West Wing and Sports Night. Also, Daniels over-acts Wiill McAvoy so that I just want to punch him in the mouth. One or two more eps and if it doesn't grab me by the testicles, I'm out.

    On the technical side, why am I paying for all this HD when 'Newsroom' (and NCIS) look like 480p or worse?
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Watched the Pilot last night and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to episode #2.

    And while I very, very rarely use profanity in real life, I don't necessarily mind it on TV shows - as long as I know which shows have it. When watching a show on HBO, I know to watch it without my kids around. What I don't like is when I'm watching a primetime show on a major network and they use "questionable words" that are borderline and I'd rather not have my kids hear them. There's many times when we're watching a network show and one of the kids will saunter into the living room on their way to get something to drink and we're caught off guard by the things that can be said nowadays. When we're watching something on HBO, we know to hit pause when they enter the room, regardless.

    Oh, and I love VEEP. Right up there with Curb and Arrested Development in terms of laughs per minute.
  7. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Nick, the second episode had 'Sports Night' feelings written all over it. The pandemonium in the newsroom trying to throw everything together, the bar scene afterwards.. Both my wife and I noticed it right away.

    This show definitely "has" me.
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Watched the pilot last night and enjoyed it. I'll keep watching until I no longer like it.

    As for the profanity police... They're just words...

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