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The Newsroom


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Aaron Sorkin, HBO and a show about network news seemed a perfect fit, but this first season had a rocky start. The decision to redo real news stories makes the politics preachier than The West Wing ever was, and removes an element of suspense. But, at its best, Sorkin’s writing remains unmatched.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara


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Newsroom, The Newsroom, The
Released: 19 June 2013
Five slightly dry episode commentaries; a roundtable with Sorkin, cast and crew; mini featurettes; deleted scenes.

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Pretty preachy

I loved the west wing and agree with aaron sorkins politics but this was far too preachy even for me, though jeff daniels was great and the opening scene the best ever ... More

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Posted by noellemurtagh at 12:05, 28 September 2013 | Report This Post


idiots

Wonderful writing, top class performances. Some amount of clown shoes revewing for this mag. ... More

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Posted by sephiroth7 at 16:29, 01 September 2013 | Report This Post


RE: This deserves better

Whilst the politics might get a little preachy at some points, it is still an outstanding show. Jeff Daniels deserves huge amounts of credit, Emily Mortimer is also excellent. Sam Waterston also puts in a great performance. All of these are backed up by an outstanding supporting cast. All of this packaged with Aaron Sorkin's signature beautifully crafted, mile-a-minute dialogue. A show I always look forward to. Long may that continue. ... More

Posted by aidenrudd at 00:18, 29 July 2013 | Report This Post


This deserves better

The opening monologue, "Why America isn't the greatest country" elevates this to a five star classic from the off. It's got His Girl Friday repartee between Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, a great turn from Sam Waterston, ; two romantic sub plots involving the eye candy characters and plenty of witty, incisive lines and comments on modern American society. 5/5 ... More

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