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%$^&@#$% that ending was so damn good! I cried! And then I watched it again. And I cried again.
But, honestly, I thought there were some scenes that were train wrecks. The one I remember most now is the scene with Maggie, Jim, and Maggie's room mate. I really think they're failing a bit when it comes to having a seamless show with the politics AND the personal relationships. They don't get the relationships part as well as the politics part. They treated some of the relationships well (Maggie's boyfriend, Will's ladies...) but the others are just freaking train wrecks. I hope this aspect will improve as we go on.
One beef I have with the show is the inconsistencies of some characters. I get that characters are not perfect - it's good to show that the ones we consider evil can actually have a good side (and vice versa). Or a seemingly perfect character can have flaws. But I feel like it's just so extreme from one episode to another. For example, Maggie. Sometimes she's a train wreck, sometimes she's strong. Ano ba talaga??? Another example, Mackenzie. She's supposed to be this awesome executive producer. AND THEN SHE DOESN'T KNOW A THING ABOUT THE ECONOMY??? ANYTHING??? That was really eff'ed up. It would have been okay if they showed her as struggling to understand the more complicated economic principles but my god, she didn't even know the basics? There is no way you can be a good journalist if you don't get the economy AT ALL. It's just unbelievable. It's so hard to see her as someone awesome one episode, and then a blubbering mess in some scenes of another episode. I get what they're trying to do (she's supposed to be a lovable character), but they can improve on the execution. It shouldn't be too extreme.
That said, I still love the show. Their endings are just so effing AWESOME. I look forward to the show every single week!!!
Sorkin is really good with endings. I love how affected we are after every episode.
I agree that there are some inconsistencies with his characters though. Yun nga lang medyo nasanay na ko kasi he also did that with TWW. CJ knew the lyrics to The Jackal then there's an episode na she's so clueless about the song I'm Too Sexy.
Maybe Maggie is a trainwreck when it comes to love and efficient when it comes to work. Jekyll and Hyde lang. lol
By the way, I have no idea about the movie Rudy. Sino ang lead actor dun?
^I'm planning to watch TWW again! I stopped after 2 or 3 seasons, I forgot na.
Yeah, I love that ending too.
But this is one of my favorites.
Sorry pala off-topic na. Nag-o-overlap ang TWW at TNR
The Newsroom is an American drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements." Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.
Great reviews I am reading here.
Will definitely be part of my viewing list.
Happy viewing, guys! You won't regret it.
New episode today. Watching in 3.. 2.. 1..
Let me just say that Olivia Munn's acting is really good in this episode. I wish she gets more screen time.
And she actually speaks fluent Japanese! How cool is that? But... [spoiler start]I didn't like how her story ended though. Lying on TV. tsk tsk.[spoiler end] Nagwala tuloy ang ibang haters about how the female characters are being degraded.
Will & Mack is one twisted couple. That wasn't normal Will.
[spoiler start]Buying that ring to further guilt Mack is really really weird.[spoiler end]
But he kept it and that makes me happy. He knew Mack loved it.
Thank you for more Will McAvoy backstory.
I'm supposed to hate Don FOREVER. But if he continues to be this "new" version of him, how am I going to nurture my hatred. And also, thank God for less Maggie scenes. She annoys the hell out of me.
This show has it flaws but for someone who doesn't like Bella Swan (she is the worst representation of women in modern literature) I don't find The Newsroom anti-feminist. Yes, there are times when Mack or Maggie act crazy but these women are good at their jobs. They know what they do. It's just they have weird quirks just like the men i.e. Will's cluelessness abt the internet, Charlie's love for alcohol, Neil's belief that Big Foot exists, etc. Sloan is crazy smart. Probably smarter than Will. Mack came from a stint in Afghanistan. So it's TNR isn't anti-women.
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Sloane and Charlie owned the first half of this episode, while Will took the other half.
They didn't focus on the news this time; they just used it to tell us Will's backstory. I'm glad they addressed, or at least presented, the fact that our protagonist is an asshole and a bully. His self-awareness, admitting that he's indeed a bully, made me appreciate him more. His interview with the teacher is really something, especially when he asked the black gay guy: "Does Santorum think you're fit to be a teacher?". You want him to stop, but you know he's right. I guess that's why he advised Sloan to just lie in the end. That one has to realize that sometimes, it's okay that you're the only one who knows you're right.
And yes, Don is redeeming himself. I'm not liking it. I have to hate him. Or at least one character from this show. Where is the ratings guy?
TERRY CREWS! All I can think about was his character in White Chicks. 'Di ko siya magawang seryosohin.
ANOTHER SOLID EPISODE. You're spoiling us, The Newsroom.