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    The Newsroom

    I just caught the first episode of the Newsroom and was really impressed. Created by Aaron Sorkin and staring Jeff Daniels. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    I just caught the first episode of the Newsroom and was really impressed. Created by Aaron Sorkin and staring Jeff Daniels. Thoughts?
    Sounds like liberals love it, I watched the first 10 minutes and figured thats as good as it will ever get, and it sounded like an Obama campaign speech.

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    Critics lampooned it for the most part...can't say I've given it a shot. There is virtually nothing appealing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Critics lampooned it for the most part...can't say I've given it a shot. There is virtually nothing appealing about it.
    It's better than so much other television, but the reviews listed at imdb aren't overtly critical. It's well-written and well-acted. It's Sorkin so it's certainly not for right wingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    It's better than so much other television, but the reviews listed at imdb aren't overtly critical. It's well-written and well-acted. It's Sorkin so it's certainly not for right wingers.
    Grantland and a few other places I read were pretty harsh. I guess for me I can't take Harry seriously without Lloyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    I guess for me I can't take Harry seriously without Lloyd.
    That's a shame, Jeff Daniels is a terrific actor.

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    That's a shame, Jeff Daniels is a terrific actor.
    This. Dude was terrific in The Squid and the Whale.
    BYTO R.I.P.

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    I have been enjoying this show. But I also enjoy Bill Maher and watch Fox only to try to understand how they are able to trick people into being the dupes for big business and billionaires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshinthehouse View Post
    This. Dude was terrific in The Squid and the Whale.
    Yup. Did you know Bill Murray was supposed to play that role, but backed out last minute?

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    It's an up and down show. It gets super-preachy but overall, I'm enjoying it. The show is certainly not another West Wing in its greatness but it's still better than a lot of television out there.

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    This last episode was utter crap.

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    Its the evolution of West Wing. The West Wing was the portrayal of the lefty's fantasy presidency and started to blur the line between real life and fiction, using very close to real life plot lines as the tool. The Newsroom has taken it up a level, a fake news room, fictionalizing real stories like the BP oil spill. The libs love it because the story is retold how they want to remember it, factually or not. It's a very dangerous premise knowing how uninformed the average viewer is. It can look like either news coverage or a documentary dues to its loose ties with reality. This guy said it best...

    The West Wing was Sorkinís seductive fantasia about how America should be governed; the new series is his equally far-fetched reverie about how it should be covered. Both shows rely on the same basic building blocks: handsome idealists emitting reams of encyclopedic Sorkinese as they canter through glassy office spaces on an improbable quest to redeem the American experiment. But The West Wing did something The Newsroom doesnít, at least not yet: it put its characters before its politics. The result? Both seemed more real than they had any right to be.
    From the Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/newswee...hbo-drama.html

    The politics are the most important part of the show, for shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    Thoughts?
    I really want to see Beyonce naked. Do you think porn stars are nymphos that put out on the first date? I do. How come I didn't go to Rio while I was single? Guess it wouldn't really matter anyway... right ... right... right... The ... is supposed to be nudging with my elbow in case you didn't know it already. Did you know that the tip of a wind turbine blade spins at about 300 miles per hour? I like cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    Thoughts?
    I really want to see Beyonce naked. Do you think porn stars are nymphos that put out on the first date? I do. How come I didn't go to Rio while I was single? Guess it wouldn't really matter anyway... right ... right... right... The ... is supposed to be nudging with my elbow in case you didn't know it already. Did you know that the tip of a wind turbine blade spins at about 300 miles per hour? I like cheese.
    Trolpo?!

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    I think the first episode fo the Newsroom was really impressive. No doubt, whoever will see this episode, he will be impressed.
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