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Old 06-23-12, 10:51 PM
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The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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Synopsis:

Spoiler:
In the premiere of this drama set at a cable-news network, popular "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy returns to work after a public meltdown to find most of his staff has jumped ship, but new hires help steer the show when news of a catastrophe breaks in the spring of 2010.


10 episodes ordered.

Created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing)

Trailers:

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Starring:
Jeff Daniels
Emily Mortimer
Sam Waterston
Olivia Munn
Alison Pill

Recurring Guest star:
Jane Fonda


Really looking forward to this. I like Sorkin's work and I'm happy to see Daniels get a lead role in a TV series. Plus, with this being on HBO there should be some nice unfiltered language.
Old 06-24-12, 12:10 AM
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Reviews have been pretty mixed but pretty much all critics agree that the pilot is pretty good - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-newsroom

Excited for the premiere.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I'll check it out. I like the cast and the idea of the show, plus most HBO dramas are decent.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Who's the girl on the far left?
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Who's the girl on the far left?
Olivia Munn
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

oh and BTW, the pilot is 75 minutes long (not that anyone has a vcr any more)
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Who's the girl on the far left?

The ex Mrs. Captain Kirk and current Mrs. Robocop.... http://gawker.com/5890506 NSFW

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

I read the pilot script and it was pretty great, but judging from the trailers things have changed quite a bit since that draft. Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill are well cast and I am looking forward to this tonight.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I hope this is good, but I fear it will just end up being Studio 60 with swearing.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

How many dicks did Olivia Munn have to suck to get this role?
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Yeah she seems pretty fucking out of place. From G4 tv host to Aaron Sorkin drama on HBO within a year or two? Something's off.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

she has been getting more and more high profile acting gigs. remember she was in some comedy on NBC a year or so ago.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

She's also been on the daily show so she has some experience with fake news.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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How many dicks did Olivia Munn have to suck to get this role?
That's what I was thinking. Maybe Sorkin's been doing some porkin'.

She's also starring in a movie "The Babymakers". It looks like shit, and will probably do nothing at the boxoffice - but still... she's starring.

I'll give this series a shot - in spite of Olivia Munn.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Olivia Munn
Shit, meant far Right, the blonde. She looks like Lauren Ambrose.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I've really been looking forward to this. I love The West Wing and hope this will have a similar vibe. Plus Watterson and Daniels are welcome stars.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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Shit, meant far Right, the blonde. She looks like Lauren Ambrose.
Allison Pill
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Shit, meant far Right, the blonde. She looks like Lauren Ambrose.
Alison Pill aka the drummer in Scott Pilgrim
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Shit, meant far Right, the blonde. She looks like Lauren Ambrose.
I was also thinking "Is that Lauren Ambrose?"

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
Alison Pill aka the drummer in Scott Pilgrim
Oh yeah, I just saw her the other day in Goon.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I've been looking forward to this. I'm a fan of Sorkin's style so hopefully it won't disappoint.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I've never been a big fan of Sorkin so I'm keeping my expectations extremely low for this one.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

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Who's the girl on the far left?
Freida Pinto
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

I'll give anything Sorkin a shot.
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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
How many dicks did Olivia Munn have to suck to get this role?
So true. I wonder if Sorkin just had to have her.
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Re: The Newsroom -- New HBO Drama -- "We Just Decided To" -- 6/24/12

Brilliant. Loved it.

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