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The Newsroom Review: Anchor Away

Oh for an edit button half that post disappeared
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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