The Newsroom Season 2

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  1. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Who else is watching? Besides iamlowsound and myself? :p

  2. I just finished watching the first episode, gotta watch it again to catch everything.

  3. theory028

    theory028 Really Loud Hamburger.

    Jul 4, 2007
    Cedar Falls, IA
    I had forgotten to check when it was coming back on and was pleasantly surprised. It was a good show and with all of the crazy news stories that happened between the end of season one and now, there is a lot of potential for great writing.

    It'll be interesting to see where they take this Genoa plot because it looks like it has caused some serious mayhem.

    Unrelated to The Newsroom (but you fellas being from Canada reminded me), I just found out that Less Than Kind has finished airing its final season. I was anxiously waiting for that for a long time. It felt like it was never going to start. Now I find out that it ended last week and I haven't even started watching it yet. I need to keep track of these things better.
  4. JFOC


    Oct 23, 2010
    new hampShire
    the Don/Maggie/Jim love triangle got really old last season, glad they are not dragging it out anymore.

    I'm afraid for whats going to happen to Maggie, I suspect she will end up like the reporter in Egypt...

    Good start to the season, although not as powerful as the series opener
  5. jp58


    Dec 9, 2009
    The series opener was one of my favorite TV moments. Ever.
  6. theory028

    theory028 Really Loud Hamburger.

    Jul 4, 2007
    Cedar Falls, IA
    The last episode was pretty good. I'm starting to like Don a lot more than I did in the first season. The Troy Davis storyline was gripping. Despite knowing how it all played out, it had me hoping for an alternative ending of sorts.

    I'm not a huge fan of the Occupy Wall Street subplot at this point. I can imagine it turning in to an annoying theme in every week's episode that never really amounts to anything. I guess we'll see, though. The police misconduct would be an interesting angle to take so maybe it will play out in an entertaining way.
  7. BassMom88


    Oct 17, 2011
    Really enjoy this show. I hope it continues for a while. They'll never run out of material for ideas!
    Maggie's a wreck, but I hope they don't have anything terrible happen to her.
    I like the actor who is filling in for Jim while he's in NH. He was on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It will be interesting to see what they do with him and if he sticks around.

    Also...if you have Netflix, check out "Orange is the New Black". It's about a women's prison. There's a primary character, but the back stories about the other inmates are really interesting too. It's very well done.
  8. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Imo. they are overplaying the maggielovy angle a bit but other than that it's very good so far.

    I finished the first season of Orange, I really liked it. Hopefully it won't turn to poo after a few seasons like Weeds did.
  9. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    I have an odd feeling there won't be a season 3.
  10. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I'm not so sure. The show is absolutely well written, and the cast is very good. HBO has a history of sticking with a series and letting it develop. Much more so than the regular broadcast networks over the past few years. I think that given how much time they've given some other series to develop, they're likely to renew The Newsroom for at least another season.

    There are definitely aspects of the show that are mellowdramatic. The love stories being among them. However, being in "the business", I know that sort of thing does happen. And it seems to be directly related to the fact that a lot of people on the editorial side of a newscast live to work in those jobs. The hours are long and hard, and people with traditional jobs tend to not be understanding about that. As a result it's tough for a lot of people in the news business to maintain relationships with partners outside of the business. And the statistics have shown that the divorce and substance abuse rates for people in TV news are significantly higher in the industry. That's something that I think Sorkin has nailed.

    I haven't seen this past sunday's episode yet. I attribute it to rough TV news hours. But HBO on demand and DVR's are a nice way of dealing with that.
  11. I am really digging this season. The story arc of Sloan is a great secondary story line.