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The Newsroom Review: Anchor Away

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I think a lot of the reasons critics are going to jump all over this is because they are journalists and it is about journalism and it won't be terribly realistic to how a newsroom actually operates I am sure that doctors could say the same about lots of medical dramas So I don't need this to be realistic, but I do need it to be entertaining and well written and the pilot was

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The Newsroom Review: Anchor Away

I have to say that most legal TV shows are pretty unrealisitic as to how court cases actually operate They almost always win their cases;
Their clients are usually innocent (highly unrealistic);
A very junior newly qualifed lawyer will get handed a really high profile, difficult case they wouldn't be let near in a million years often with little to no supervision;
The lawyers often end up re investigating the case and finding something the police missed and 'solving' the case in the courtroom;
cases that would drag on for months and years, with boring preliminary hearings, are wrapped up neatly in 40 mins; witness/ suspects routinely break down under cross examination and confess to being the real killer etc;
lawyers routinely indulge in outrageously grandstanding speeches to judges and juries that would never be tolerated in a real courthouse But they are TV shows that are designed to entertain- they are dramas not real life-The Good Wife is not that realistic but it is well written- has a strong ensemble cast and it is very entertaining to watch I am sure that doctors could say the same about lots of medical dramas So I don't need this to be realistic and a lot of the criticisms I have read of this show are frankly from journalists who are perhaps a little close to the subject matter and miss the point that it is a tv show not a documentary I want a show I watch entertaining and well written and the pilot was

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@The Observer I won't be sitting through Season 6- I've already watched Season 1 :)- the show is pretty much over now anyway

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I won't be watching Season 6- I am not rewarding bad writing- what's there to watch anyway- there is no character progression of any kind- show's as good as over already

 

I gave up in Season 3 and will give up again- A Chair wedding would be daft anyway- Blair's going to be on her second marriage at 21- Chuck would cheat on her in less than 6 months- Blair is heading towards Blanche DeBois territory- still it's all very epic

 

 

Dan seeking revenge- is that how they hope to keep us on board after they've already thrown him under a bus- in reality Dan would just move on, stay in Rome, travel, write- what does he need all the drama for anyway

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I wouldn't be surprised- that retcon made no sense- it was possible to break Dan and Blair up in a way which made narrative sense- on the basis of the last Dair scene in 5x21 it made no sense that she would change her mind about Chuck so suddenly and Chair had no meaningful interactions in 5x22 and 5x23 which addressed the concerns Blair had about the IP incident - it seems obvious to me that this was not the original ending intended or they would have never written 5x13- 5x21 as they did and Leighton was clearly playing it straight, they did write them as a real relationship which is why the finale makes little sense
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Blair's been emailing Dan If only she knew how to find her way to his loft in Brooklyn
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