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The Newsroom -- Season 3

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JackReacher, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Anyone still watching this? This is the final season, right?
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Final season.

    They need to bring in Lou Grant and Mary Richards because no show in my recent memory takes itself more seriously and less self-aware than The Newsroom.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm still watching and enjoying, though I can certainly understand why the show pisses some people off.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    If that gone-viral clip of the Jeff Daniels screed was a measuring stick, this series jumped the shark as soon as the boat was launched. Did it ever get better?
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I thought about watching it last night, but then remembered I missed a few episodes from Season 1 and all of 2, so I didn't bother.
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Just finished watching the season premiere. I think I like the actors. Not so sure about the show anymore.
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    That's the way I've felt since the beginning. I was hate watching it by the end of the first season and dropped it early in the second. I may finish it up sometime because it isn't that many episodes and I like to complete things, but female characters especially were just maddening and they are almost all actresses that have been great in everything else they've done. Sorkin is either great or terrible, there's no middle ground with him.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Last night's show was very good in showing how the 'twitterverse' in many ways is fueled by utter bullshit.
  9. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    I enjoy the snappy Sorkin-y dialogue. I don't like much of the high browing too serious journalism stuff it tries to say but I try not to let it bother me too much. Some of the characters are starting to lose me too now. I thought some of the ssn3 premiere seemed promising and some of it was mediocre.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    They are trying to tie up a leftover storyline from S2 and launch 2-3 new ones for S3, so they have to snap off a lot of witty dialogue in a hurry.

    Also, this season is only going to be 8 episodes, right? So some of those new storylines are going to have to come and go pretty quickly.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    This guy's mom got it right more than wrong.


    The show does work if you like what it's selling. Some of us do.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Eight episodes. Seems like the rumors were true. Sorkin didn't really want to come back and that was all they could talk him into writing.
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