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The Newsroom Episode 10

The Greater Fool Brian is the Knight of the Mirrors, that’s the chapter we’re up to now. The piece in New York magazine didn’t go exactly as Will (Jeff Daniels) expected.  He wanted it to be a historical document that … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 9

The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate I say the power going out was the best thing that ever happened to us! They’re still slumming it on News Night but the end is in sight.  It’s pitch time to the RNC for their … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 4

You’re just setting out to hurt someone? Will (Jeff Daniels) is on a mission to civilize, but it isn’t going well.  It’s a New Year’s Eve party and people are getting set up with other people.  Sloan (Olivia Munn) encourages … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 3

We took a dive for the ratings. Will (Jeff Daniels) wakes up at 2am and gets a fax with Utah Republican Primary exit polling data and gets an idea.  The Tea Party started as a grassroots response to troubled times and … Continue reading

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The Newsroom, Episode 2

We don’t do good television, we do the news. Ratings ratings ratings.  “Ratings” is one letter, and a very close keystroke, away from being an anagram for Ratigan.  If only there was some kind of meaning behind that fact other … Continue reading

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To Rome with Love

When I was young I was left, but I was never a communist, I couldn’t share a bathroom. I’ve come, unbeknownst to myself, to the AARP screening of To Rome with Love (2012), the new movie from Woody Allen.  It’s 1:55, so that’s … Continue reading

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The Newsroom

Alright, you’re going to see some things. This is the Golden Age of television.  It’s been obviously the case after The West Wing (1999-2006) and The Wire (2002-08).  For those in the UK (or their cultural stalkers), there have been too many examples to … Continue reading

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