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Fast Cars

December 15, 2014 13:13:31 Posted at December 15, 2014 13:13:31
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 6 Series Finale recap I had forgotten, when I decided it would be fun to toast The Newsroom with a mini bottle of Cava I had in the fridge, that there was a death and imminent funeral. I felt like a real dick about having the drink – but don’t worry about it, because first Mackenzie and then Will lapped me in dickishness before I took a first sip. Full Story

84 minutes on the Mayor of Toronto

December 8, 2014 13:49:10 Posted at December 8, 2014 13:49:10
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 5 recap. I chose that as the title because I have, in the past, enjoyed news reports on the Mayor of Toronto. Maybe not 84 minutes worth. I chose that phrase for the title as I was trying to think of all the other things I might have done to offend Aaron Sorkin, including perusing (and working on) websites he might find distasteful, occasionally noting that a celebrity was in my immediate vicinity, not having a working knowledge of Don Quixote. Full Story

Tell Me You Know I’m Right, Please

December 1, 2014 15:07:02 Posted at December 1, 2014 15:07:02
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 4 recap Go big or go home is a cliché because it’s redundant. It’s assumed that if you’re not going big, you are going home. Ergo, just go big. No matter what. No matter what comes before, whether your show is cancelled and doing only six episodes this season, just blow the roof off. Full Story

Write Better.

November 24, 2014 13:19:09 Posted at November 24, 2014 13:19:09
Duana Posted by Duana
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The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 3 recap It is my opinion – and I know opinions are worth not all that terribly much – that I didn’t talk all that much about my wedding. (Lainey: this is true.) Answered questions when asked, maybe asked a friend a comparison question about photographers, that’s about it. Full Story

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Principles

November 17, 2014 15:22:01 Posted at November 17, 2014 15:22:01
Duana Posted by Duana
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The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 2 recap Weeeeelll, I may have spoken too soon. This episode was full of initial promise, but the verbal sparring between Chris Messina and Kat Dennings may have just deluded me into thinking that I was watching a different show.   Reason being, of course, Reese and Dennings, who plays his younger half-sister, are both flawed people who are scrapping because they have resentments and dislike each other, and they’re in a fight for the company which is entirely selfish. Full Story

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End of the First Act

November 10, 2014 17:19:40 Posted at November 10, 2014 17:19:40
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 3 episode 1 Well, the pigs are flying and the heroes are in trees and I really, really enjoyed the first episode of The Newsroom this season. This is, of course, not how the plan is supposed to go. The Newsroom is supposed to be strictly for snarking, and giggling, and for rolling your eyes all “Oh of COURSE you aren’t making any mistakes, you have the benefit of perspective”. Full Story

Good Night – and Good Luck

September 16, 2013 17:10:56 Posted at September 16, 2013 17:10:56
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 9 recap Poor Newsroom. It’s one thing to fight its own battles on its own merits, but how could it possibly be even a drop in the bucket when Breaking Bad is eating up all the attention and tweets and television-generated outrage and joy? I’m truly sorry for this, and not in a sarcastic way. Full Story

Nobody Hangs Out On The Studio Stairs

September 9, 2013 15:40:25 Posted at September 9, 2013 15:40:25
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 8 Well hello, and welcome to the first half of the season finale of The Newsroom. We are now in the throes of the aftermath of the sarin scandal – and also on election night, which I actually don’t have a problem with.  Why not show us the most exciting times in the newsroom? No issues with that. Full Story

Ticking Clocks

August 26, 2013 17:33:44 Posted at August 26, 2013 17:33:44
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 7 recap My PVR didn’t originally record this episode, because it thought this episode wasn’t new. Enjoy that meta statement! Take it for what you will! Gaffes in cable providers aside, I’m not going to ask if anyone’s still watching The Newsroom. Full Story

If we used it…here’s how

August 19, 2013 16:14:38 Posted at August 19, 2013 16:14:38
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 6 recap. Do you trust Jerry Dantana? Do you? Do you though, really in your heart of hearts?  No but really. No, do you?  Because if you do, you might be an idiot.  This character, who we’ve been asked to suspect and dislike, who has been set up for us as notably Not Jim, down to the fact that he’s sitting on the “hopeless dupes” side of the table instead of the “intelligent skeptics” side when they start to discuss their plans, will turn out to be exactly who he’s suspected of being. Full Story

Photos Are Forever

August 12, 2013 16:30:08 Posted at August 12, 2013 16:30:08
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 5 recap Working in television is only unusual for one reason, and that’s because a select group of peoples’ work is available for anyone else to watch and judge; an even more select group of people are the faces of all that work. As I’ve said before in other contexts, nobody goes, en masse, outside buildings to critique their architecture or electrical wiring or the catering therein. Full Story

Progress?

August 5, 2013 13:48:49 Posted at August 5, 2013 13:48:49
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 4 recap Okay, well, this is the episode where things began to happen. And it’s the episode where the distance between what The Newsroom is trying to do and what it does do comes the closest to being closed. This is what it could be, at its most noble and terrible. Full Story

Civilizing The Masses Again

July 30, 2013 14:20:55 Posted at July 30, 2013 14:20:55
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 3 recap In the first two minutes, Mackenzie points out that Will has to – and did – ask her permission to say “witless bullies and hapless punks” but seconds later, she’s begging him to remember what he said to her in the phone message. Full Story

YouTube Videos, Campaign Buses, and no Newsroom

July 22, 2013 17:28:53 Posted at July 22, 2013 17:28:53
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 2 recap That Beyonce show was amazing. And one of the most amazing parts was her all-female band, which included three brass players. I couldn’t stop looking at them.      Here’s what kills me. To be a professional trumpet player of that level is a full-time yet thankless job. Full Story