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Fast Cars

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Duana Posted by Duana at November 24, 2014 13:19:09 November 24, 2014 13:19:09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. It would be churlish. Full Story

If we used it…here’s how

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

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

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

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