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Habs
07-04-2012, 05:02 PM
I wasn't nearly as impressed by the second episode as I was by the first.

icecat
07-05-2012, 12:41 AM
There is enough going on politically without getting it from your "entertainment"stations..
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/hbo-now-targeting-fox-news-roger-ailes-tv-223010108.html
HBO? not worth the $
For me the last straw was putting the mock up of President Bush's head on a stake...just imagine if that was our current president's head...it would have been on the front page of every newspaper ( what's left of them) and headlining every news show...but only because it would have been racist, not political. Of course, this was neither..right? :rolleyes:

milanessa
07-05-2012, 12:48 AM
There is enough going on politically without getting it from your "entertainment"stations..
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/hbo-now-targeting-fox-news-roger-ailes-tv-223010108.html
HBO? not worth the $
For me the last straw was putting the mock up of President Bush's head on a stake...just imagine if that was our current president's head...it would have been on the front page of every newspaper ( what's left of them) and headlining every news show...but only because it would have been racist, not political. Of course, this was neither..right? :rolleyes:

Aren't you in the wrong forum?

Holley Calmes
07-05-2012, 03:18 AM
All politics aside...after watching that hideous episode 2, Richard and I said "that was it!" We won't be watching anymore. My big peeve was the absolutely disgusting depiction of the two most prominent women in the show. I have worked in many corporate settings over my years, and those women were the most revolting example of what some men "think" women can be on the job. Just off the wall emotional, hyper, unprofessional, and..well...I was repulsed. How many melt-downs did they experience between them? Professional women do NOT act like that in the work force. And I've been in the work force battling it out for women's rights since I was 14. Sorkin must have issues with women, and if what's being said over on "Television without pity" is correct..there's a lot of smoke.

Bye Newsroom! Lots of luck.

I do love HBO, though, except for this thing. Didn't they create "Deadwood?" I forgot her name, but the little blonde whore on Deadwood should go into the Newsroom office and just kick some ass. I bet she could straighten them all out without blabbering on for 15 minutes.

Tinami Amori
07-05-2012, 06:42 AM
I wasn't nearly as impressed by the second episode as I was by the first.

Same here.....:(... and I don't like the "political lean" of some of the dialogues and monologues on "immigration"... but then i remembered it's HBO, a home for "Bill Maher"... If this show starts leaning "left" and many thousands of Russian immigrants will stop watching.

On the Russian-American forums participants were very excited about the show after the first episode, and after this 2nd episode there is a wave of discontent....:D

vesperholly
07-05-2012, 07:43 PM
I may be wrong, but I thought liberals/the left/Democrats were generally pro-immigration.

Cachoo
07-06-2012, 02:53 AM
All politics aside...after watching that hideous episode 2, Richard and I said "that was it!" We won't be watching anymore. My big peeve was the absolutely disgusting depiction of the two most prominent women in the show. I have worked in many corporate settings over my years, and those women were the most revolting example of what some men "think" women can be on the job. Just off the wall emotional, hyper, unprofessional, and..well...I was repulsed. How many melt-downs did they experience between them? Professional women do NOT act like that in the work force. And I've been in the work force battling it out for women's rights since I was 14. Sorkin must have issues with women, and if what's being said over on "Television without pity" is correct..there's a lot of smoke.

Bye Newsroom! Lots of luck.

I do love HBO, though, except for this thing. Didn't they create "Deadwood?" I forgot her name, but the little blonde whore on Deadwood should go into the Newsroom office and just kick some ass. I bet she could straighten them all out without blabbering on for 15 minutes.

I'm not saying goodbye just yet but I do feel like I am watching his first newsroom show because "Sports Night" (title?) had the same sort of romantic entaglements (or soon to be romantic) and I think "Sports Night" actually was better. I see what you are saying about the reaction of the women in the office. I think Sorkin thinks that sort of behavior might be adorable. My concern is that Sorkin has run out of fresh ideas. And that is sad because I like this guy.

Holley Calmes
07-06-2012, 04:28 AM
That kind of behavior perpetuates what many men think of women in the workplace, and it pisses me off. Estrogen driven hysteria. Olivia Munn is a beautiful woman, but can she not see how demeaning this is? How silly? OK-I'm being too harsh. Forgive me. But back in the 1970's and 80's, it was tough. I hate seeing women act like this on such a hyped show. I could tell you all stories of demeaning and disgusting behavior that I coukd have sued for in this day and age. And these depictions of women are demeaning to me. Just demeaning. How can this get by in 2012??

Cachoo
07-06-2012, 04:50 AM
I don't know--I often wonder what films and shows we would see if most of the writers and producers in Hollywood were female. I am not bashing men---I am merely curious.

Habs
07-09-2012, 05:24 AM
Tonight's episode was MUCH better than last week. I'm glad we decided to hang in there on this show. I'm optimistic about the trend.

Cachoo
07-09-2012, 05:46 PM
I liked the Sorkin vs the Koch brothers theme: Go Sorkin!

KHenry14
07-09-2012, 06:09 PM
I agree significantly better episode. I could actually do with less relationship angst, but other than that, I loved it.

ArtisticFan
07-09-2012, 07:24 PM
I liked the Sorkin vs the Koch brothers theme: Go Sorkin!

Loved that.


I could actually do with less relationship angst, but other than that, I loved it.

Agreed, but I will say that any news outlet I have worked at was practically incestuous with the number of people who had slept with each other or even sources. Even the small town newspapers were bad. Election nights were the worst, as you just knew that people were hooking up as they waited on results.

I quit listening to those things after a while, as it is really hard to do a good interview with someone you've seen photos of and heard lurid details about in regards to the bedroom. It is one of the reasons that my strict policy is that I will not write about sex scandals. There are only so many things you want to know about people.

dramagrrl
07-10-2012, 05:52 AM
Excellent third episode. I love the Neil/Jim bromance and Jim as a character in general. He's such a typical Sorkin earnest guy character - like Sam Seaborn on The West Wing or Tom on Studio 60 - and I always love them all.

Artemis@BC
07-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Excellent third episode. I love the Neil/Jim bromance and Jim as a character in general. He's such a typical Sorkin earnest guy character - like Sam Seaborn on The West Wing or Tom on Studio 60 - and I always love them all.

ITA x3. This kind of personal dynamic is the heart of a Sorkin series.

I also really enjoyed, to my surprise, Jane Fonda. I'm not a fan of her normally, but this was a good character for her. And wow does she look good!

We've seen that "ratings are down/don't piss off the sponsors" scene before of course in both Sportsnight and Studio 60, but of course it is a reality for TV land so it does make sense. And I continue to love Sam Waterson's character.

Will's opening monologue was another farfetched-idealism-but-I-don't-care scene. I'm such a sap, I never tire of those.

But ... he's a Republican?!? Really?