I love this show and disagree that the interviews and info about the Koch brothers and tea party was old news. I know too many people who just cannot see through the Tea Party and I think this needs to be said, even if the show beats us over the head with the information. Maybe, just maybe we will finally "get" it. The romances are kind of silly but I keep hoping for realistic developments, especially with Maggie, whom I love.
I sat on the edge of my chair during every scene of Will grilling a guest, but as soon as the focus shifted to the pathetic jr. high fumbling romances, it was like the air went out of the balloon. Come on guys, you can do better!
The first episode set the bar pretty high, someone should have told episodes 2 and 3 that this isn't a game of limbo.
The show is already turning into Countdown with Keith Olbermann .
I have watched each episode and have enjoyed them all. Then I read the reviews and cannot believe what is being said. My only suspicion is that these reviewers is trying to sink the show because it really does exploit the evils that have invaded the media's "independence." Last night's episode was sobering to say the least. And its TRUE! I think the show spends way too much time on inter office romance and should take more time to "educate" people on what has happened to our society. Yeah the news is old. So what. It's being presented in its propper form. How many people knew the richest people in America were funding the Tea Party?
Leona Lansing , " Now you want to play golf or you want to f*^% around. "
A. Sorkin should have those words on repeat. So that the writer (Moses) and the critic (Jesus) come to just appreciate the game. Also this, that the game is on HBO. Home Entertainment and not HomeWork. I prefer great characters than old news. As one great character can inspire one to not just be better but to identify with those that are.
This episode was good, mostly due to Sam W. and Jane F.
Charlie - , " I shouted now ,I'm Burgess Meredith. This guy don't just want to beat you, see. He wants to murder you. That was my best Burgess Meredith."
This show is original and in my view, is presenting ideas and opinions in a smart, entertaining way. Whether or not you agree with the writer, watching The Newsroom makes you think and it gets people talking about things that matter.
Bored with programming that tries to make stars out of Snooki and the Pathetic Housewives from Everywhere, I long for something that demands more than voyeuristic appeal. I think many of the reviewers are missing the point...it is a TELEVISION show, designed for people with an IQ above 50, who believe that there are other worthy topics besides island survival, mindless sitcoms, and reality "15 minutes of fame" morons.
As a huge fan of the West Wing, I have long been a fan of Sorkin's idealistic views about America, politics and now, the news. We should be talking about the things that affect our votes (and our lives) more, not less. Besides, the middle of the road has created an enormous rut through our entertainment and information landscape and I admire ANYONE who is willing to take the road less traveled!
Side note: Love the theme music by Thomas Newman...beautiful!
I'm beginning to wonder if most critics r just too slow or to inept to follow the quick dialogue that clearly delineated the many characters who work in this newsroom Personally I perfectly understand the goings on & development of the character stories that most critics claime to b lacking R they possibly watching the same show or r they just inept or not clever enough to follow An early reviewer also claimed that the nr with the exception of Dev Patel was thoroughly white. We're they blind to the characters of Kendra & Gary Cooper who were strongly featured in the 1st 3 episodes. I honestly don't know where these critics get their info or if they're even watching this show
Maggie and Mack are the 2.0 version of Dana and Natalie from Sports Night. Both were a little neurotic - but both had flashes of brilliance too.
i'm in awe of this show. From the extraordinary acting to the music, this show is hands down one of the best i have ever seen. How the masses are manipulated needs to be shown, the truth about who it is that runs this country, needs to be shown and the and don't i wish truth in reporting existed. imho this needs to be rammed down our throats! Standing ovation for this show and Aaron Sorkin asking the questions! How great to see Sam and Jane!
Hi, Unhappy Camper. Aaron Sorkin has said, during several different TV interviews, that his series is meant to be about the people who do the news, not about the news itself. That's probably why the reviews and comments seem focussed on the personal lives and the romances - that's what Aaron Sorkin wants us to focus on, which is why the scenes are written and acted the way they are. We're starting to see the behind-the-scenes issues in the news reporting business get more attention in this series, though, so maybe things will start to draw away from the characters themselves. In Episode 3, Jane Fonda's character, for instance, raised the very sticky connections between the news business' legislative concerns (as a profit-making, regulated communications business) and Congress. Maybe there's still hope for this series to become less of a soap opera.
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