So far I really like most of the show. The side story of the love quadrangle involving Jim(captain spineless), Don(the nicest asshole you'll ever meet), Lisa(Ms User Friendly 2011), and Maggie(carpet girl) is getting ever-so-slightly grating. But otherwise, the show is pretty fun and interesting.
Currently on Willie Pete.
Edit: Just finished watching Oh Shenandoah. The last half of season 3 is like banging my head against the wall repeatedly.
I am now glad the show did not continue.
To clarify, I am definitely glad the show exists and I really enjoyed 2.5 seasons of the show. It's just that last bit that was headache inducing.
Finale is...ok so far. 12 minutes in.
I first saw The Newsroom when it aired (I think I discovered it through a Facebook video of the infamous Will college speech), and I was in love with it. The 2nd and 3rd seasons fall a little short for me, but those first two seasons hold these deep rooted memories. At the time, the show really inspired me to follow my passion of political science, which I still study. Watching it now, it's a surge of emotions and memories and all sorts of feelings. Such great characters, such great writing and acting. It's great to rewatch and reevaluate how I used to feel about certain topics.
...who would you want Will, Elliot and Sloan to interview on air from the West Wing?
I just started watching this show and I am absolutely blown away! I can't believe it took me this long to watch, but I'm really glad I did. I' m about mid way through season 2.
I love the setup, the characters, the writing, and it amazes me how pertinent some of the stuff still is.
However, above all, what I love the most is Mackenzie Mchale. Emily Mortimer does a fantastic and beautiful job of brining this character to life imo. I can not get enough of her relationship to Will. I love the back and forth, her 'cuteness', and the ultimate love between them. (I can just sense its coming). As the character said about herself, she is 'beautiful, intelligent, and vital'. Kinda makes me jealous, which I had someone like that...(woah, sorry, that topic is for another day)
Anyway, I can't believe the show is so short. I was really bummed to find out that it is only 2.5 seasons, and apparently a lot of stuff went down, that led to it being 'cancelled'
Anyway, hope this thread is still active, (looks like it) cause I freaking love this show!!1
There have been a lot of stories since. Hell Trump news alone could give them two seasons.
But if you could have just one more story for the full team to cover, what story would you pick?
When McKenzie meets Maggie in the first episode, she makes a joke about buying a lot of clothes because "oh why the heck not, the economy's booming" to which Maggie flinches and McKenzie quickly replies, "I'm kidding". After the famous situation with Mac and Sloan about her not knowing anything about the economy, this becomes even more hilarious. We would have to assume that she really didn't know and just pretended to be kidding in hindsight. Anyone else caught this?
Did i miss in my many rewatches why he's obsessed with this story? Did they ever unveil his motives as to why he went so far as to doctor the tape to begin with?
I watch the final confrontation in the lift with Mac and he says "I wouldn't have done it on any other story".
What was his obsession with Genoa, just that it was a big story to break? Was he trying to make his mark or something on the territory? Because he just came in to backfill Jim, was this his chance to get recognized outside of DC?
I've been seeing clips on youtube from this show for the past few weeks, and finally gave S01E01 a shot. I don't know what it is, but I can safely say this is the best show I've ever seen after a single episode. What on Earth makes this so captivating?
Sidenote - Can anyone explain the final scene with the elevator and the sign, or do I need to just keep on watching? I can't really read their relationship yet.
Has anyone translated the whole conversation that Sloan had with the japanaese nuclear specialist in episode 6 of season 1?
My only complaint is why on earth Sorkin would stop this after three shows and why they scrapped the season 1 intro sequence.
It really is an amazing show with so many great individual performances. Would like to know a little more about Tess but now Sloane Sabbath has me inspired to read financial reports at 2AM.
Any tips from the impending withdrawal?
I swear that she looks very different in season 2 and not just the haircut and hair dye, it’s like her entire facial structure changed. I don't understand what happened to the point that I could almost be convinced that they changed actresses. I’ve included two pictures from each season for reference. Can anyone else see what I'm talking about here?
I was putting together a list of perfect TV episodes from various shows on another board. I had a lot of matches with Ozymandias from Breaking Bad and The Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones, etc. But one episode that no one else seemed to name was Red Team III. I think this episode is brilliant from start to finish.
Anyone else agree?
Just finished another watch through of the entire series (I laughed, I cried, I lost all hope for the future of our environment (I'm an environmental scientist)) and I am astounded by the striking similarities between reality and what the deputy director admin of the EPA said in the exclusive. Particularly troubling are the number of forest fires currently raging out of control the world.
Why couldn't we have opened the garage door 20 years ago. Or just had an electric car that wouldn't have been poisoning us...