unless she jail-broke her phone but her character is an idiot so def not something she would do
The Newsroom (HBO) - Page 4
Emblematic of most of the relationship stuff. They're all so fucking juvenile. Supposedly elite professionals with the human interaction skills of high schoolers.
I have caught up with the last couple of episodes: a lot of cringe worthy moments and reuses of common Sorkin topics and tricks. The psychologist bit was already used in Sports Night (with Josh Charles' character) and The West Wing (Josh Lyman and the president) where we learn about the character's difficult relationship with their father. I would guess Sorkin has some unresolved daddy issues. The death threats and body guard/protectee relationship was used with CJ Cregg in the WW (although with a romantic aspect to it). Drugs are also always all over the place in his work.
Maggie is a terribly poorly written character, all her scenes should be deleted, they are just embarrassing. The final bit of the Bin Laden episode is incredibly cheesy, in particular in the plane when Don announces Bin Laden's death to the pilot. Plain ridiculous. By now I don't know why I keep watching, every week is a disappointment.
They managed to work in a hilariously transparent rant against the debt ceiling fight though!
It feels like the whole "Sloan is awesome at economics and Mac is a complete dumbass" was set up exclusively so that Sloan could give lectures explaining politicized economic issues at about a 6th grade level.
I missed out on Mad Men when it was new because I thought it was going to be an anachronistic Entourage set in the 60s, but was sorely mistaken and am now playing catch up.
I didn't particularly like the pilot episode, but has it gotten better since then?