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This might sound mad, but I think this show could actually be a vehicle for change in this country. The insightful dialog, like " this country has not been this polarized since the civil war" and of course that impassioned speech at the beginning of the episode. I hope Sorkin keep the plot points focused around topical current events and not office drama.I can not remember the last time I saw a piece of media with this large of an audience so unapologetically unabashedly hold a mirror of reality up to this country. I've allready read some people attacking his facts and his views in the show, and calling it liberal whooey, but he is a republican on the show. I love that, I hope it keeps things unbiased. Not to go on a political tirade, but we need to stop the partisanship in this country, stop listening to the expressive sensational journalism on BOTH sides, and just look at the real honest to goodess, in-propagandized reality of our situation. The good and the bad of it.....Yosemite Sa
I watch television to be entertained, to take me away from the real world. The fact that this series is based in the real world makes it all the better. The way Aaron Sorkin writes is the way that most of us wishes that we could verbalize our thoughts.
I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot, and I know that there will be further fleshing out of the characters in coming episodes. This episode was written to pull you in, and that, it has done. I am truly hoping that this series does not go the way of Sports Night, one of my all time favorites. Smart writing seems to have taken a backseat to bloody massacres, stupid vampire tales and...stupid vampire tales.
And dont believe for one minute that real television news programming, especially cable programs, are any less scripted than this show. In fact, many of them could use a healthy dose of Mr. Sorkin's "reality".
this is a damn good show! this pilot episode is good enough to be a movie, no kidding! do not make the mistake of changing the channel which i almost made, the show gets better...especially when emily mortimer(EP) arrives.
in my honest opinion, the overall "aaron sorkin" approach of being too honest and in yoru face is good, but the personal stories between the characters make it so much better. and the way its being delivered(an hour episode,but the amount of writing they put into it),Gratz!
It wasn't the spokesperson of BP, it was Halliburton.
Great show! Honest writing. From one writer to another, I hope the people who NEED to see this series will. The points taken are understandable and the cast of characters mesmerizing.
Kudos. Can't wait for next week.
Over and out
I watched this show tonight and I was just completely and utterly engaged in it. I couldn't look away for a second and for a series premiere to do that, I think that's pretty special. I loved it all around. I loved the writing, the characters, the acting..all of it. It was fast-paced, witty, ballsy, entertaining but above all, it was smart. Smart television can be a bit hard to find nowadays so even with the soap boxes and the speeches I will definitely be tuning in to this show that so completely blew me away tonight.
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