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The Newsroom (2012)


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gdwarner

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Wow ...!Rating: 1 likes, 3 dislikes
I had downloaded the premier of this show, and ... well, I forgot that I had done so.

By the time I remembered that I had it on my hard drive, the show was on about the sixth or seventh episode ... so I watched that first episode.

At about the 30 minute mark, I started downloading the rest of the episodes, though I forced myself to limit myself to one a day.

Having been a fan of Aaron Sorkin's "West Wing" from a few years back, I had a pretty good idea of what I was going to be getting with this new show -- and thankfully, I was right: Drama, humor, tough situations, amazing ideas -- all the stuff Mr. Sorkin was famous for when he was the show runner on "West Wing."

I particularly liked the idea they came up with for the presidential debates. :o) That format definitely would weed out the bozos that shouldn't be there.

Yes, the dialog is fast (and I'm not ashamed to say that I had to do some rewinding when someone walked in at the wrong time), but as a "West Wing" watcher from back in the day, I was used to it.

Bottom line, if you liked "West Wing" (*BEFORE* Mr. Sorkin walked off the show), you'll be quite at home with "The Newsroom." At the risk of sounding cliché, "Two thumbs up."

Review posted on Wednesday, September 19th 2012 at 10:42 pm

Warning: The Newsroom (2012) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Final Season
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 24, 2012
Episode Order: 6
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