Suits is back on this summer and I really enjoy that show.
Newsroom jumped the shark already last night. So filled with cliches I wanted to vomit. And apparently every show revolves around one of the staff members coincidental personal relationship with someone vitally connected to every major news story in the past two years.
Multiple reviewers have already pointed this out, but the soapy dating/personal life stuff absolutely kills The Newsroom's momentum. It all just seems distracting and silly when Sorkin juxtaposes it against his revisionist accounts of these major news stories and his SUBTLE CRITIQUE OF THE MEDIA'S LAZINESS AND HYPOCRISY AND THE REPUBLIC'S MANIFEST ILLS.
The show would ironically have more of this "integrity" they're chest thumping about if Sorkin fabricated stories to get his editorials across.
All this armchair quarterbacking his obnoxious.
I really liked the first episode but that last episode wasn't very good at all. I mean it looked and sounded like a crummy cbs show and not HBO. As people pointed out above, once again someone was related to a big news story and brought drama to the situation. Also the intro and it's music is horrible. I guess low budget pbs into's are good enough for Aaron Sorkin.
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I'm pretty far into whiny liberal territory and I couldn't even stomach the ham fisted elements of Sports Night.
I started watching the 2005 Doctor Who with Christopher Eccleston and goddamn is that trashy. I'm not exactly not enjoying it, but it's really rough. Does it get better as time goes on?
Sorkin has got to be done after this. That second episode was fucking embarrassing.
I don't know. I really liked Christopher Eccleston, but I seem to be in the minority.
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Here is a list of shows and if they got renewed or cancelled. I am glad Parenthood will be back for another season, it's always good to have a show you can cry to.
I've been really into Hot In Cleveland and all of the other TV Land original series.
11/22: The Joy Formidable @ Rickshaw Stop
11/27: Interstellar Funk, PAN label showcase, M.E.S.H @ f8
11/28: Szare (live), Hodge @ f8
11/28: Nick Hoppner @ Monarch
12/1: The Dandy Warhols @ GAMH
12/4: !!! @ Slim's
12/5: Deerhunter @ 9:30 Club
12/6: Deerhunter @ Union Transfer
12/9: Kiasmos @ Mezzanine
12/11: HEALTH @ The Independent
That's exactly my thought as well. I don't want to watch this show for will they or won't they. I want to watch it for the news drama.
we get it. she cheated on you, Will. STFU and just bang your sluts without the drama.
It was also fucking obnoxious how they made Will's first date look just like a younger more attractive version of her. It's like Sorkin thinks we're all geese and he's shoving a steel feeding tube down our throats.
I must be the only person in this thread that still enjoys The Newsroom. I watched all 3 episodes on demand while I was at home sick the last couple days and really enjoyed it. the second episode did seem a little blah, but the 3rd episode made up for it. it would be a really boring show without the character development and relationship drama, so I don't mind it at all.
Also, damn, Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of the most satisfying TV shows I've watched. It ran for three seasons and they actually did what they were trying to do. It's a cartoon and it's mostly aimed at children but it's written by adults who are perceptive about how people - including kids - feel, about how people - including kids - act. It's also done by people who seem to understand storytelling, how it works and what audiences expect and will accept. They stuck to an underlying premise, an underlying set of rules for their universe and presents problems within that universe then solves then in highly inventive and entertaining ways.
It's very silly but it is also deep. And dark.
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Voted on The Glass House’s site for Jeffrey to get “out of limbo” (spoiler: he does!) and noticed the contestants' blurbs of interest. One gal lists ‘Catcher in the Rye’ as her “Favorite Book”. Anyone who claims that hasn’t picked up a book since grade school.
Apparently Olivia Munn is in The Newsroom. Good for her but so fucking weird in my mind that she's a serious actress now.
I just rewatched series 3 and 4 as they aired on BBCA and I hated the cop out *spoiler* regeneration at the end of series 4. I wish they replaced DT right then instead of drawing it out in the 3 or 4 specials that were nothing more than a DT farewell tour. */spoiler*
Can't wait for series 7! I know they are breaking up the series this year, but when are the first 6 episodes expected to air? August?
For such a supposedly joyous television show, from the theme song to cruising exotic destinations, ‘The Love Boat’ has an underlying difficult aspect of human relations no one ever thought about. Saying goodbye. You make these relationships seeing the same folks daily until one day they are gone forever. No wonder Julie snorted coke engaging in anonymous sex till dawn and Isaac finally stopped smiling. It hurt, it hurt to say goodbye.
Just started Deadwood a few days ago. Possibly the most egregious offender of the "Hey, gang, we're on HBO, so let's make it count by cursing every other word regardless of whether or not it results in coherent, believable dialogue" school of script writing.