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The TV thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Versatile, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    You're the Worst is back for its final season this week. I'm gonna miss that show.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  3. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    The woke mob would come for Sorkins flaws and his wooden female characters and it would never work. Best scenario is some kind of Newsroom lite.

    Its been what 15-18 years since he made something truly great? I dont see it even in this era of reboot fever
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    As much as people would want a WW-redux, it wouldn't be The West Wing. There are half a dozen shows that cover the same turf, try to mix in the morality and schmaltz with gritty real-world issues. They can't do it better than they've already done it and even if they did - it wouldn't seem like it was better.
    Maybe they could merge the West Wing and LA Law reboots. I might watch that.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    When Sorkin is good, he's amazing. But his tropes and tics can get old very quickly. Both Studio 60 and The Newsroom were a complete mess most of the time.
  6. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    True Detective

  7. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    When West Wing was good, it was really, really good — the best show on TV. See "Posse Comitatus."

    When it was bad, it was really, really bad — cringeworthy at best. See any of the daughter kidnapped episodes.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The daughter kidnapped episodes aren't as ludicrous as our current reality.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If I were a serious liberal politician who was going to run for President I would see if he would be interested in writing some speeches.
  10. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    If you don’t vote for me you havent seen shakesphere the way its meant to be done
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Man - whatever happened to Sabrina Lloyd. I thought she'd be big.

    And surprised to realize Merrit Wever was in Studio 60.

    The supercut didn't include "the thing" that was about to happen.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Most of that storyline sucked, but it did give us "25." That was Sorkin's final episode and one of my favorites, mostly for the Toby subplot.

    Off I go to find his "Babies come with hats" monologue on YouTube.
    JimmyHoward33 likes this.
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