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Old 06-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #16
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #17
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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OK, I finally watched The Newsroom on HBO Demand. Having once worked in a newsroom, I was eager to see how such a place would be portrayed.

I think it had it down to a T. You have egos running wild, excitement and intensity over breaking news, loyalty being questioned. Basically, it brought back memories for me.

I'll definitely be tuning in to this show.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #19
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I finally watched it On Demand as well. I agree with most of what's already been said - good at times, annoying at others, characters are irritating - but there was enough there that I'll probably keep watching for now.
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This show is already a mess.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #21
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I currently work in a newsroom (of the print variety) and I'm not the least bit inclined to watch this show. Nothing I've read or heard about it really inspires me to watch it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #22
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that's an informed opinion


is this brilliant tv? no

is it decent?
compared to what we are offered these days, absolutely
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #23
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I really liked the first episode and thought that the second one was awful. Just awful.

All the women were made to look stupid and neurotic. The show was full of personal side-story crap that was way over the top.

Willing to watch the next ep, but very disappointed at the moment.
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Yeah, the women have been totally mishandled. They are all idiots right now with zero control over their emotions.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:27 AM   #25
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I really liked the first episode and thought that the second one was awful. Just awful.

All the women were made to look stupid and neurotic. The show was full of personal side-story crap that was way over the top.
Totally agree. The dialogue in last night's episode was so stupid. Both Emily Mortimer and especially Alison Pill and their characters are irritating to me. I kept thinking, this is from the same guy who gave us C.J. Cregg? Not sure if I'll keep watching.
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Both Emily Mortimer and especially Alison Pill and their characters are irritating to me. I kept thinking, this is from the same guy who gave us C.J. Cregg?
I know!

We're supposed to believe that a woman who was off (embedded?) in Afghanistan and Iraq and heaven knows what other hellhole for the better part of the last 3 years is so stupid that she can't figure out how to use her Blackberry? And is so klutzy and dimwitted in presentations that you think she's 16? I won't even touch Alison Pill because I don't like her as an actress and her character is insufferable already, written as if she belongs in a dumber, even more irritating version of the film Juno.

I really hope things shape up here.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #27
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Exactly! There is virtually nothing about these two women that rings true, even down to little things like MacKenzie saying "You punk!" to Will in ep 1 and Maggie saying to Jim "You dweeb!" in ep 2. It's just all wrong. I hate Maggie and I feel like I'm supposed to think her behavior is cute or something.
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This is an all-time swing-and-a-miss.
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Finally saw the first two episodes. Loved the first and cringed during the second...for the intentional and unintentional parts. Still looking forward to the third.
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third episode is better than the second
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