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Principles

November 17, 2014 15:22:01 Posted at November 17, 2014 15:22:01
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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

“Pussy-Assed Coward-Ass Pussified Pussies”

August 27, 2012 17:13:56 Posted at August 27, 2012 17:13:56
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 1 Episode 10 recap How is it that a Season Finale that involves, among other things, a suicide and a man with life-threatening internal bleeding was so slow and boring?   I was never worried about Will, because they told me he was going to be fine in the first 10 minutes, so I got to watch him pontificate from bed over how he was leaving the show – which I also wasn’t worried about. Full Story

Selfless Journalists. Heh.

August 20, 2012 16:24:19 Posted at August 20, 2012 16:24:19
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 1 Episode 9 Dear Mackenzie, How are ya?  Good? Good. Yeah, yeah, busy.  No, I know.   I know.   You?   Oh…really?  Well.   I kind of heard something about that.   Yeah… You were screaming in the middle of the Newsroom, right? Something about Jesus avenging you against having to report bad news? … Oh. Full Story

Eating Vegetables, Part 1

August 13, 2012 18:18:31 Posted at August 13, 2012 18:18:31
Duana Posted by Duana

The Newsroom Season 1 Episode 8 recap This was the line that struck me, last night, in what was easily the best episode of The Newsroom so far.   Though there were still problems, the show took the time to focus on what it does, and wants to do, best: examining the difference between the news that should be reported, and that which is instead. Full Story