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I watched it today and really like it.





Have you watched any of the other episodes? I liked parts of the first episode too. What did you think of the other shows?



Yeah, I like this, too. I still find it a touch too preachy at times, but then it's Sorkin, so I have to accept that because it's not going to stop. We're upto episode 8, The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn, which I think is my favourite episode so far. This is fast becoming the programme I look forward to the most each week.
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I've just watched one show, though I've got it series linked with my Foxtel....so it pre-records it.



Ehhh... I don't know. I like the humor and a lot of the performances (Daniels, Waterston), but I find a lot of it annoying (Mortimer's screeching) or boring (A love triangle? Real original, Sorks). Above all though the show really hasn't made me care about the characters, so I'll probably finish out the season and leave it at that.



I just watched Season 1 Episode 3 and I get confused very much so!



It's a shame there's only 10 episodes in the first season. Last one for us next week.
Yeah, it does suck. The finale was on here last week. We have to wait until next summer for Season 2.



I watched when Gabrielle Giffords was shot.



Last night I watched the one when he got a death threat. How he explained online posters....cracked me up. He said "a 10 year old could be a poster" lol! It's so true. Like here, anyone can post.



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"From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program.

Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements."

What do you think of it? Any expectations on Season 3?

Personally, I love it! It deals with very controversial and actual subjects, and there are some episodes that are among the finest I've ever seen (the one about the Tea Party and the first one, for example).

I hope to see some references to U.S.A. role in the conflicts between Russia vs.Ukraine and Israel vs. Palestine and I hope they don't lose this way of criticizing!


For the ones who don't know it, here's the very first scene of the series, in my opinion it's one of the best speeches ever in a TV Show!




Well, at least we're getting one. With the end of season 2 I really did wonder.

I'm not normally a big fan of Sorkin, just because I find the wet dream Liberal speeches to cringing and cloying to work for me. Not only that, but they destroy much of what goes before them. However, it isn't that way with The Newsroom. Not the speeches, they're still there, though lessened, I feel, but the drama is so good and jouralism is something I think about and feel has been completely bastardised and turned merely into another form of entertainment. Worse than that, though, is that it still has the gravitas of news, making it far more dangerous/insidious and, if an entertainment programme with the weight of The Newsroom can show someone, anyone, that, then it's worth its place in the schedule as far as I'm concerned.



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Gosh, Season 3 had a hell of a first episode! If they keep it this way for the entire season it will be EPIC!!!



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Ok... Just finished watching the 5th episode of the third and last season, that will have 6 episodes in total! Next week is the last one and I can say frankly this is the best season I ever saw in a TV Show! Whatever happens in the next episode, The Newsroom will be one of my favourite tv shows forever!





I am eight episodes in on season one of this brilliantly written and acted HBO drama from the creator of The West Wing. Aaron Sorkin is the creative force behind this up close look at the production of a cable news show, anchored by the volatile, always-speaks-without-filter, Will Anthony, brought to vivid life by Jeff Daniels, who won two Emmys for his work on this show. Emily Mortimer is cast radically against type as the show's executive producer. Olivia Munn is a lot of fun as an economic journalist who often consults with the show, as is Sam Waterston, in a role light years away from Jack McCoy, as McAvoy's hard-drinking boss and the BIG boss who apparently owns the show is played by two time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, who has only made one appearance so far. Sadly, the show suffers from the Murphy Brown syndrome that it automatically dates itself because all shows are centered around the current news and this current news is from 2012. One thing that nags at me is that other than Daniels and Mortimer, I'm really not sure what any of the other people in the newsroom actually do, with the exception of Dev Patel, who is definitely the IT guy, but the show is so well-written and so well-acted, I have learned to stop obsessing about it and just drink this deliciously entertaining drama in.



Is it really 7 years old? Fairly sure I own season 1, but definitely didn’t continue. Maybe I came to it late, but doesn’t seem like 7 years ago that I watched it.
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