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Old 06-24-12, 10:19 PM
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Absolutely loved it. Jeff was fantastic...
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

the behind the scenes did feel like a Keith Olbermann type but as a news anchor it felt more like Piers Morgan.

Also it mentions that the show takes place in 2010 and the main plot of the pilot was the gulf oil spill, so it appears the show will take real stories
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Fucking awesome in every way. A+. Potential to be the best Sorkin show with HBO as a partner.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Great premiere. Looking forward to more.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I loved it, and look forward to people bitching about how much they hate it in these weekly threads.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Loved it.

i work in a newsroom/control room every day, so i was pretty sure this would get its hooks into me, but even with that bias it exceeded my expectations.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Oh and it'll be nice to have discussions about a great HBO drama that aren't littered with spoilers.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

That was fantastic. Sorkin didn't disappoint.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

So the British woman seemed super annoying...and I thought I had been building up my tolerance to annoying characters by watching Girls all these past weeks. Any chance she will dial back the accent at least?

So is it gonna be for every breaking story that this newsroom will always have someone on the inside and be able to immediately figure out what's really going on before everyone else? That could get very old fast.

Having Jesse Eisenberg as one of the guys being interviewed on the phone really took me out of the show.

I guess I'll come back next week just to see how Munn does.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by thematahara View Post
Loved it.

i work in a newsroom/control room every day, so i was pretty sure this would get its hooks into me, but even with that bias it exceeded my expectations.
i interned at the local FOX station several years ago. while its not as hectic obviously, it was quite accurate as to how a show like that is dipicted
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by windom View Post
Having Jesse Eisenberg as one of the guys being interviewed on the phone really took me out of the show.
I didn't even notice.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Absolutely outstanding pilot.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

And here I thought the Munn hate wouldn't start until next week when she actually debuts.

Liked the debut a lot, though the only thing I didn't like was the dialogue between Daniel's character and his producer/ex girlfriend.

If only because every time Sorkin writes dialogue such as that you always get the impression he still can't get over Kristin Chenoweth and he's yelling at her again for something he feels she did wrong.

As for those thinking he's now sleeping with Munn, it was just reported Sorkin's now dating Kristin Davis from Sex in the City.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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As for those thinking he's now sleeping with Munn, it was just reported Sorkin's now dating Kristin Davis from Sex in the City.
Counting down to her guest star appearance in 3....2.....
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I liked the show, but I think the real weakness is the real news stories. Congrats to them on solving the BP spill in about an hour.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I thought that the spill would be a theme for the season? This is a long video but he talks about his writing process, the show and the Steve Jobs movie:

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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
Oh and it'll be nice to have discussions about a great HBO drama that aren't littered with spoilers.
They eventually cap the well
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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They eventually cap the well


I wonder though if it will all be real news stories. I can't recall if West Wing ever integrated any real events into the timeline of the show. I'm thinking we could get a mix of the two.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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I wonder though if it will all be real news stories. I can't recall if West Wing ever integrated any real events into the timeline of the show. I'm thinking we could get a mix of the two.
Depending on how long the show runs, it'll eventually have to create it's own reality. That first episode was April 2010. I'm guessing with so few episodes a season there'll be a few weeks to a month gap in the "timeline" between episodes.

And the West Wing hinted at real world things at times, but its reality seemed to have been invented right after the Reagan administration.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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I wonder though if it will all be real news stories. I can't recall if West Wing ever integrated any real events into the timeline of the show. I'm thinking we could get a mix of the two.
In one of the ads they show them covering

Spoiler:
The death of Osama Bin Laden. That would push them into 2011.


I wonder if that will be the season finale.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Absolutely amazing show. HBO should have another hit on their hands if you ask me. Jeff Daniels was great as expected and it was nice to see Sam Waterson in there too, I always liked his character on Law & Order. The rest of the cast was damn good as well. I'm definitely in for the season.

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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I'm tempering my expectations for future episodes, as all reviews agree that while the premier is solid, there's a noticeable step down in the next few episodes.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Yeah. Early reviews say the next episodes go downhill.

http://www.hitfix.com//whats-alan-wa...r-its-own-good
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

HBO has put the pilot on youtube. with only cuss words, they didn't have to really censor anything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U4Zh...has_verified=1
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Of course it goes downhill, Olivia Munn shows up.

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