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The Newsroom S01E01

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gunnyman, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Halfway through. Pretty ragged, actually. I'm used to Sorkin being smoother. Probably a decision to make it more real, more gritty. I'll have to see. Not in love. A bit disconnected. The opening scene was wonderful. The rest so far has not lived up to the opening.

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    Just watched it, and loved it. Only thing that I don't like about it, is that it's on HBO which means we will only get 10 episodes or so. Also loved that video clip posted earlier in this thread.
  3. mm2margaret

    mm2margaret Meagan

    Dec 7, 2010
    Loved it. Yes, its very sorkiny, but I don't care. It was interesting, and for summer, it was great. Plenty of time for it to get better too. Maureen Ryan's not my favorite critic anyway. I don' t care much at all for her opinion s or her reviews.
  4. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

    Sep 14, 2003
    Never heard of Sorkin; watched it and fell asleep. Woke up and deleted SP.
  5. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    You've never heard of The West Wing (tv show) or the Social Network (Facebook movie)?
  6. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    ITYM Karen.

  7. markz

    markz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I am sure he has heard of some of Sorkin's work without knowing who Sorkin is. Lots of people I know don't know anything about a show/movie past who stars in something.

    My question is has jay_man2 seen any of these (without knowing who Sorkin is) and did he like any of them?:

    A Few Good Men (1992)
    Malice (1993)
    An American President (1995)
    Sports Night (1998)
    The West Wing (1999)
    Studio 60 (2006)
    Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
    Social Network (2010)
    Moneyball (2011)

    I loved A Few Good Men (1992) and An American President (1995) but didn't know anything about Sorkin until Sports Night (1998) and then found out he did the other two. I then realized since I liked three of his, I'd watch everything going forward.
  8. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I finished the first one last night (barely) and doubt I'll make it to the second. The conversations are just so over the top scattered ridiculous to the point of being annoying. Totally distracting to what they're actually trying to say.

    I like the premise. Just not a Sorkin fan I guess. Of the list above, I liked A Few Good Men and Social Network. Haven't seen Moneyball. The rest were below average.

    If people routinely interrupted me during every conversation I would tell the to STFU and wait until I'm finished speaking.
  9. markz

    markz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I just watched Malice the other day and it was unrecognizable as a Sorkin project to me short of seeing Brenda Strong and Josh Malina who have been in other Sorkin projects. It definitely did not feel like the other Sorkin stuff at all.
  10. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    I watched the first two shows and I am hooked. Where some one said that being on HBO means we might only get 10 shows, it does mean we will get more real life adult dialog. The other HBO advantage is with the fast pace of the dialog and the way the story moves, stopping for commercials would ruin it for me. I didnt notice how long the show is in length. I wonder if it can be shown on regular TV with out having to cut parts for incerting commercials.
  11. Queue

    Queue UnbowdUnbentUnbrokn

    Apr 6, 2009
    In the opening monologue, why did Jeff Daniels yell "Yosemite"?

    I take that it was meant as, "Understand"? But I'm unsure of the word usage.
  12. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    I took it to mean "does Yosemite make us the greatest country?"

    You know. Purple mountains majesty and all that jazz.
  13. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    I just got done watching the 1st season and agree. Really wanted to like it. Went into it hearing goods things about it and loved Sports Night, so I was expecting greatness. I liked the "news" angle of the show, but the forced romantic arc was too much. Most likely will not watch Season 2 when available on Netflix.

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