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Poll Question: Like?
Yes
 
89.3% (25 votes)
No
 
10.7% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 28
matt4848

Level 1 (86%)
Posts: 76
Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On Tuesday, July 10th 2012 at 1:22 pm
Excellent show, awesome characters in a great background. I love the center balance on politics.
zwixxx

Level 7 (4%)
Posts: 959
Points: 1.5
Since: 18/Jul/08
Message Posted On Tuesday, July 10th 2012 at 2:22 pm
^how come you no vote ?

As for this show being awesome - I'd describe this show as a Bugatti Veyron with a couple of dodgy tires and cracked rear-view mirror = completely awesome were it not for a few of niggles - Mackensive, Charlie and Maggie. Oh yes, and all that "f*** this" and "f*** that". I'm no prude but it just sounds weird when they say it.
guytwo

Level 14 (81%)
Posts: 6797
Since: 04/Dec/05
Message Posted On Tuesday, July 10th 2012 at 6:34 pm
I love this show, after watching 3 episodes it seems to get better and better.
Mystical
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Posts: 3271
Points: 40097.3
Since: 24/Jan/06
Message Posted On Wednesday, July 11th 2012 at 12:05 pm
Yeah, I don't have any major complaints, just finished watching the third episode and I thought it was quite good.

I didn't think the cursing sounded out of place.
lordkinbote

Level 2 (46%)
Posts: 37
Points: 0.1
Since: 25/Feb/08
Message Posted On Thursday, July 12th 2012 at 4:32 am
LOVE it. Barely noticed the cursing. Seemed appropriate when used. Didn't seem gratuitous.
zwixxx

Level 7 (4%)
Posts: 959
Points: 1.5
Since: 18/Jul/08
Message Posted On Thursday, July 12th 2012 at 10:19 pm
I don't think it is gratuitous or inappropriate. It's.. just as I could never 'buy' the 3 new Charlie's Angels as highly skilled, kickass crime fighters... I just don't buy (1) the X LAO Top Prosecuter man as a drunk and (2) the British(?) lady as a top notch tv news producer - so maybe hearing them be all sweary was guaranteed to sound "just wrong" to my ears (sensitive that they are).
Hopefully I'll either warm to them or (if not) be able to enjoy the rest of this potentially most excellent show whilst blanking out all the icky stuff - like wot I do with Burn Notice when they start mentioning Fi being in the IRA.
kay1056

Level 2 (50%)
Posts: 30
Points: 16.6
Since: 18/Dec/11
Message Posted On Saturday, July 14th 2012 at 7:12 pm
This show is excellent. we need to know what goes on behind the scenes and this pretty much sums it up!! Too bad more shows aren't made like this one
matt4848

Level 1 (86%)
Posts: 76
Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On Sunday, July 15th 2012 at 10:25 am
I'm glad to see a show that curses - LIKE REAL PEOPLE DO.
tinalessia

Level 2 (66%)
Posts: 187
Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 12:53 am
I love love love this show!! I cannot get enough of it. The characters are incredible and the writing is quick and edgy. The swearing is NOT inappropriate in the least. If anything I'd say they're toning it down a little. Especially for an HBO show where usually every other word begins with an F! It is a real show, with real people and real situations. I love the honesty and humor with just a touch of personal drama.
zwixxx

Level 7 (4%)
Posts: 959
Points: 1.5
Since: 18/Jul/08
Message Posted On Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 2:54 am
You all get that I'm not against swearing on tv, am not saying it is out of place in the scripts for Newsroom, right ?! It's just when those two actors, playing those two roles, are saying those lines, well I'm just not buying it. Their portrayals of those two characters doesn't do it for me. That's it.
tinalessia

Level 2 (66%)
Posts: 187
Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On Sunday, July 29th 2012 at 12:01 am
I personally think that's what makes it more authentic. When my daughter hears me drop the F bomb, she knows I'm serious and needs to stop screwing around as I almost never use it. Sort of for emphasis.
matt4848

Level 1 (86%)
Posts: 76
Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 7:15 pm
I love the show overall, it makes fun of all of the characters including the white-male lead, it shows all their strengths and flaws.

I love the cursing, as I do it in real life. Its a perfect fit, as you don't even really notice it, because when they use them, its justified, and not just to say the word.

Critics say it makes fun of women, but EVERY character has flaws - and strengths - MacKensie may be a little axieous all the time, and clumsy, but when she gets in the control room, as EP for the show, she owns - and has no fear.
guytwo

Level 14 (81%)
Posts: 6797
Since: 04/Dec/05
Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 7:19 pm
I love the criticism of the news media.

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