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OrangeandBlue
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"HBO's Newsroom and Aaron Sorkin shows (spoiler Alert)"


  

          

I'm sure the continuous banter is supposed to come off as intelligent and witty but all these characters come off as self righteous assholes or dumbasses.

And some of the major storylines are just dumb esp this season. Like house does a multibillion dollar company miss a hostile takeover bid like that?







  

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Nope season is great.
Dec 06th 2014
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ACN couldn't raise $4 Billion but some how Sloan can?
Dec 06th 2014
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      No she wasn't
Dec 06th 2014
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Sorkin's style is grating as fuck to me
Dec 06th 2014
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West Wing is dope but I couldnt get into the Newsroom
Dec 06th 2014
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RE: Sorkin's style is grating as fuck to me
Dec 07th 2014
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      got through half
Dec 08th 2014
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i love Newsroom
Dec 06th 2014
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All his characters speak with the same voice
Dec 06th 2014
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I hate all of that forced overwrought garbage
Dec 06th 2014
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The Newsroom is Sports Night 2.0
Dec 06th 2014
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Or as Keith Olbermann has described the show:
Dec 06th 2014
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      Yeah, I remember when Sports Night came out both Olbermann and
Dec 06th 2014
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      They should've been! lol nm
Dec 06th 2014
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      I just realized that link in your sig is all The Wire characters.....
Dec 07th 2014
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I looooooove this show.
Dec 07th 2014
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I think most of the above criticisms are fair
Dec 07th 2014
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made it through half of season one and detested that shit
Dec 07th 2014
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After Season 2 of Newsroom I couldn't take anymore
Dec 07th 2014
18
Hate-watched S1 and 2, into this season
Dec 07th 2014
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I believe he inspired some of Cabin in the Woods
Dec 08th 2014
20

Heinz
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Sat Dec-06-14 08:50 PM

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1. "Nope season is great."
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OrangeandBlue
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7. "ACN couldn't raise $4 Billion but some how Sloan can?"
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Or at least thinks she could?

She's a News anchor! How's that even plausible?! Cos she has a bloomberg terminal .... WTF is she just getting that btw?

There is no passion whatsoever btw Will and Mackenzie or any other copule. They rant at each other from unrealistic pedestals.

  

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Lurkmode
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9. "No she wasn't "
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but she knew someone who could. That's her m.o. and background so it make sense.

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2. "Sorkin's style is grating as fuck to me"
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i got through one and a half seasons of West Wing and the first season of Newsroom. Maybe if I was more into theatre, i could appreciate his steez more, but I'm pretty sure it's just not for me.

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Sat Dec-06-14 09:37 PM

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4. "West Wing is dope but I couldnt get into the Newsroom"
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first 4 seasons of The West Wing are some of the best TV ever.

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14. "RE: Sorkin's style is grating as fuck to me"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S78RzZr3IwI

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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Mynoriti
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21. "got through half"
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3. "i love Newsroom "
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5. "All his characters speak with the same voice"
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(the analog in the comics world is Brian Bendis, who is an avowed Sorkin fan)

The biggest problem with The Newsroom is probably the lack of any true conflict or character complexity, in lieu of characters just making over-articulate, declarative speeches.

That being said... I still enjoy the show. After a fashion.

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6. "I hate all of that forced overwrought garbage"
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Give me The Flash anyday fuck yall

  

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8. "The Newsroom is Sports Night 2.0"
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Charlie = Issac
MacKenzie = Dana
Will = Casey
Don = Dan
Jim = Jeremy
Maggie = Natalie
Sloan = Rebecca

  

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10. "Or as Keith Olbermann has described the show:"
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"Aaron Sorkin's second televison series about my life."

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j0510
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11. "Yeah, I remember when Sports Night came out both Olbermann and"
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Dan Patrick were mad.


>"Aaron Sorkin's second televison series about my life."
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12. "They should've been! lol nm"
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17. "I just realized that link in your sig is all The Wire characters....."
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I always see the whole pic when you post because of this Url 2 Image extension but I just scroll past it, just noticed Omar at the very bottom of it, LOL




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13. "I looooooove this show."
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Yes the writing/dialogue is self-righteous and uber left-leaning, but it's incredibly good. And the casting/performances are note perfect.

  

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15. "I think most of the above criticisms are fair"
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but i still enjoy the show.
it's smart, and very relevant.
that's not something many shows can objectively brag about.

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16. "made it through half of season one and detested that shit"
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baby boomer nostalgia is some outright bullshit, and I ain't the audience for it

  

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18. "After Season 2 of Newsroom I couldn't take anymore"
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Sorkin is good in small doses.

  

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KingMonte
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19. "Hate-watched S1 and 2, into this season"
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This season would make me watch S4 if there were one.
Don's still a dick though.

I have a 400 year old chip on my shoulder.

  

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20. "I believe he inspired some of Cabin in the Woods"
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Not the least of which bein that opening scene with Bradley Whitford havin a long self important monologue down a hall behind a dollied camera.


Speaking of which, I would like to see some prequels of that movie. Other times the Old Gods nearly destroyed the world and the evil machinations of the Ozymandian well-meaning saved us all with a 5-head sacrifice.

They could culminate with the first instance.

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