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Old 06-25-2012, 06:10 PM  
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Newsroom. Anyone watching?

First episode looks promising. I love excellent TV writing.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #16
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:12 PM   #17
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Just watched the first episode. Pretty good.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:19 PM   #18
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Haven't watched the 2nd one yet, but that Aaron Sorkin-style writing, where is sounds like two people having a conversation that only Aaron Sorkin would write--I just find that grating.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #20
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I've been a big Sorkin fan in the past. Sports Night was great, the West Wing was brilliant. But so far, Newsroom isn't working. It could be renamed Aaron Sorkin's Civic Lessons Hour.

The West Wing, even as as a show about politics, never was this in your face. It was always about the characters. The dialogue was better too. Still typical Sorkin, but not so obviously fake and forced.

I'll give it time though. I've heard the writing gets better over the next couple episodes.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #21
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I've been a big Sorkin fan in the past. Sports Night was great, the West Wing was brilliant. But so far, Newsroom isn't working. It could be renamed Aaron Sorkin's Civic Lessons Hour.

The West Wing, even as as a show about politics, never was this in your face. It was always about the characters. The dialogue was better too. Still typical Sorkin, but not so obviously fake and forced.

I'll give it time though. I've heard the writing gets better over the next couple episodes.
I LOATHE the type of dialogue that was used in last night's episode. We all know what it's trying to be...quick, witty and smart with a dash of humor.

It's very little of that. I found none of it funny or charming. Instead felt over acted and self-important.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #22
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:49 PM   #23
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #24
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I've been a big Sorkin fan in the past. Sports Night was great, the West Wing was brilliant. But so far, Newsroom isn't working. It could be renamed Aaron Sorkin's Civic Lessons Hour.

The West Wing, even as as a show about politics, never was this in your face. It was always about the characters. The dialogue was better too. Still typical Sorkin, but not so obviously fake and forced.

I'll give it time though. I've heard the writing gets better over the next couple episodes.
Sports night and West Wing were not that great our of the gate either. They both had to find their footing. I'm sure they see what we see. Some stuff is not working, some is etc.
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I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #25
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I LOATHE the type of dialogue that was used in last night's episode. We all know what it's trying to be...quick, witty and smart with a dash of humor.
WTF?

What did you expect? Thats classic Sorkin, thats what he does.
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I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #26
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WTF?

What did you expect? Thats classic Sorkin, thats what he does.
I really liked Social Network. It was the same schtick but felt natural and not forced.

Emily Mortimer isn't a complete failure but whats up with all the body swaying expressions. It's a bit comical.
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