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post #61 of 76
Nope. The first 15 minor the pilot was the best it has been unfortunately.
post #62 of 76
Not really. Unfortunately it has my attention and I keep watching it now. The wacky characters and exaggerated political monologues make it comical but it's ultimately disappointing because they've wasted a great concept. Imagine if it was a bit more serious (better written characters, no overt political leanings, no attempts to keep up with past current events, created by David Simon). The show could've been great.
post #63 of 76
Just watched the finale. As a politically independent guy who tends to lean more to the left, I am tremendously disappointed in this show. When I heard it was coming I watched a few seasons of The West Wing that I had on DVD. I just can't believe that this crap came from the same guy. And HBO.....they cancelled Hung to create more Sunday night room and they have left this???
The Sopranos
The Wire
Boardwalk Empire
The Newsroom?????
post #64 of 76
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Originally Posted by KenRose View Post

Just watched the finale. As a politically independent guy who tends to lean more to the left, I am tremendously disappointed in this show. When I heard it was coming I watched a few seasons of The West Wing that I had on DVD. I just can't believe that this crap came from the same guy. And HBO.....they cancelled Hung to create more Sunday night room and they have left this???
The Sopranos
The Wire
Boardwalk Empire
The Newsroom?????

The cancelled:

Hung
How to Make it In America
Bored to Death

wtf.... HBO... I know HTMIIM might have been a smaller show... but Bored to Death, and Hung - two great shows and pretty popular and big fanbase...

BBC Two is the new HBO imo:

Sherlock
Line of Duty
Luther
The Hour
post #65 of 76
I loved Hung.

People are either in love or can't stand the Newsroom, but I'm one of the ones who love it. The finale was the most perfect critique of the Tea Party I've ever heard. My conservative roommate and I (a big fat liberal) watch it every Sunday and both love it. Like Will McAvoy said in the finale, the vast majority of the current Republicans aren't really Republicans. They've been co-opted by the Tea Party or scared as hell of being primaried so they move further and further to the right. My roommate and I just nodded our heads in agreement.

It's a great show, I'm glad it's getting a second season, though I hope they do more with the female characters. I really like Olivia Munn and Allison Pill, so I hope they get more screen time and better stories in Season 2.

Lastly, if someone like Olivia Munn said to you that she was waiting for you to ask her out, like she said to Don, you'd drop Allison Pill in a second and sprint to Olivia. Some of her scenes seemed forced, but I think Olivia has the potential to be a great actress. And oh so hot.
Edited by matty long legs - 8/28/12 at 7:12am
post #66 of 76
Don is a great character but he reminds me of my old douchebag roommate.
post #67 of 76
Another meh episode. Probably going to drop this next year.
post #68 of 76
The problem with Don and Munn is that there was no build up to that. I mean I did not expect that at all, their were no signs whatsoever. it doesn't even make sense
post #69 of 76
IT doesn't make sense? Don is pretty powerful in the organization. Olivia Munn's character is sexually frustrated and a relationship retard. Sounds like a good match.
post #70 of 76
I agree that he critiqued the Tea Party quite well.....however, it is extremely tiresome to be hammering republicans over and over without a hint of being critical of democrats. This coming from a "republican" news anchor who controls the message of his show....I just find it irritating. And I agree with almost everything they have said. I just find it a transparent way to get Sorkin's views across in a way that was never attempted in The West Wing.
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I loved Hung.
People are either in love or can't stand the Newsroom, but I'm one of the ones who love it. The finale was the most perfect critique of the Tea Party I've ever heard. My conservative roommate and I (a big fat liberal) watch it every Sunday and both love it. Like Will McAvoy said in the finale, the vast majority of the current Republicans aren't really Republicans. They've been co-opted by the Tea Party or scared as hell of being primaried so they move further and further to the right. My roommate and I just nodded our heads in agreement.
It's a great show, I'm glad it's getting a second season, though I hope they do more with the female characters. I really like Olivia Munn and Allison Pill, so I hope they get more screen time and better stories in Season 2.
Lastly, if someone like Olivia Munn said to you that she was waiting for you to ask her out, like she said to Don, you'd drop Allison Pill in a second and sprint to Olivia. Some of her scenes seemed forced, but I think Olivia has the potential to be a great actress. And oh so hot.
post #71 of 76
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post

I loved Hung.
People are either in love or can't stand the Newsroom, but I'm one of the ones who love it. The finale was the most perfect critique of the Tea Party I've ever heard. My conservative roommate and I (a big fat liberal) watch it every Sunday and both love it. Like Will McAvoy said in the finale, the vast majority of the current Republicans aren't really Republicans. They've been co-opted by the Tea Party or scared as hell of being primaried so they move further and further to the right. My roommate and I just nodded our heads in agreement.
It's a great show, I'm glad it's getting a second season, though I hope they do more with the female characters. I really like Olivia Munn and Allison Pill, so I hope they get more screen time and better stories in Season 2.
Lastly, if someone like Olivia Munn said to you that she was waiting for you to ask her out, like she said to Don, you'd drop Allison Pill in a second and sprint to Olivia. Some of her scenes seemed forced, but I think Olivia has the potential to be a great actress. And oh so hot.

I agree with most of the political stuff they get into on the show, but I'm not really interested in watching an HBO scripted drama where they reinforce generic ideological talking points from months ago in a grossly transparent and unnecessary fashion. I could watch Bill Maher re-runs if I wanted that, and it would at least be funny. There's no insight there and I have a hard time believing that actual news professionals are that overt (or stupid, in the case of Mac). I don't really need the TV to tell me how right and how smart I am and how everyone who doesn't get it is dumb. I suspect the people that like the show enjoy it because they want to hear those things.
post #72 of 76
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IT doesn't make sense? Don is pretty powerful in the organization. Olivia Munn's character is sexually frustrated and a relationship retard. Sounds like a good match.

There were no 'tells' that it could have been possible from any previous episode. I understand she was frustrated, but just seemed Don was out of the blue.

I guess after thinking more about it, Don did ask her to be a fill-in anchor, jabbered with her on the plane a lot, and consoled her when she was scolded for her Japanese bit.
post #73 of 76
I agree completely. And at least with Bill Maher, he is honest enough to say that he's a democrat and not pretend that he is a republican outraged by the tea party. Because as "outraged" as many are, they are equally pissed off at democrats too. Politics aside, there is WAY too much stupid comic relief for a show that is suppose to be a drama. Either be a drama or a comedy, not both. Let's count how many times we watch these incredibly intelligent people walk into a wall or a door or interrupt a staff meeting to learn about sex in the city.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I agree with most of the political stuff they get into on the show, but I'm not really interested in watching an HBO scripted drama where they reinforce generic ideological talking points from months ago in a grossly transparent and unnecessary fashion. I could watch Bill Maher re-runs if I wanted that, and it would at least be funny. There's no insight there and I have a hard time believing that actual news professionals are that overt (or stupid, in the case of Mac). I don't really need the TV to tell me how right and how smart I am and how everyone who doesn't get it is dumb. I suspect the people that like the show enjoy it because they want to hear those things.
post #74 of 76

The 'Sex and the city' bit was excruciatingly bad, cheesy, ridiculous. It was probably meant as a parody of the latter, but failed on all counts to be either witty or humourous.

post #75 of 76
just finished a BBC "The Hour" marathon ... thoughts anyone?
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