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Old August 13 2013, 02:27 PM   #136
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The cropped hair didn't happen until after the Genoa incident, it didn't happen after she came back from Africa.
That's the weird thing - they've already gotten back. Jim asked the other guy how he handled Africa and he said "I wasn't carrying the kid", and Maggie now apparently stinks of alcohol on a regular basis to cope with the trauma. The hair thing doesn't seem to have happened yet, though, and as someone else said, the after-action legal review seems to have been held after all these other events in the season. Way too much going on here...
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Old August 13 2013, 04:57 PM   #137
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The legal stuff is a giant framing device the season is being told within. It gives them an excuse to tell things out of order.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:05 PM   #138
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137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
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The cropped hair didn't happen until after the Genoa incident, it didn't happen after she came back from Africa.
That's the weird thing - they've already gotten back. Jim asked the other guy how he handled Africa and he said "I wasn't carrying the kid", and Maggie now apparently stinks of alcohol on a regular basis to cope with the trauma. The hair thing doesn't seem to have happened yet, though, and as someone else said, the after-action legal review seems to have been held after all these other events in the season. Way too much going on here...

This newest episode took place six months since Maggie went to Africa. Plenty of time for her hair to grow back out.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:36 PM   #139
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Ah - yes it is. I must have missed that line of dialog. Not surprising - due to the number of story threads woven through this particular ep, I wager I missed a great deal of critical dialog like that. It got very blurry after a while.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:52 PM   #140
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We saw Maggie clipping her hair in a flashback during her session in front of the company lawyers so it's unclear when it'll happen. There might be another personal crisis in store for her before we get to the point in time where she has to talk to the lawyers. In this episode the Genoa story hasn't yet been broadcast although, judging from the episode titles, this will happen in one of the next two episodes.
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Old August 13 2013, 10:18 PM   #141
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I really didn't enjoy this episode. the last few have been quite tightly woven together... this one just felt out of place and "odd". dunno how else to describe it
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Old August 14 2013, 12:12 PM   #142
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Odd, I think the exact opposite.

Not rubbishing you or anything, just shows how this show brings something different to everyone.
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Old August 14 2013, 02:39 PM   #143
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The blood on her knuckles was hot.
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Old August 20 2013, 03:14 AM   #144
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Decent episode, though it seemed to be the "fast-forward" episode where they skipped over much of the nonsense and fun in primaries and now is into the main part of the 2012 election. (Similar episode was done last season.)

We also see more of the crux of where the wheels started to fall of on the Genoa story with Producer What's His Name doctoring the tape with Stephen Root. More awkwardness in the Jim/Maggie/Whoever love quadrangle this time with a Paul-tard thrown in for good humor. Though I liked the use of the now former Romney campaign gal during the double date.

Olivia Munn continues to impress. But now a love connection between Mac and Don?!

And, again, I say that this season seem to have been seriously lacking in the use of Will. It honestly feels like to me he's been a secondary character this season.
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Old August 20 2013, 04:36 AM   #145
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I actually watched the first three episodes but i found the show boring. The characters are so bland.
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Old August 20 2013, 04:51 AM   #146
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Are you sure Emoborg?

I really saw how Mac and Don could have fallen into a mistake during that conversation because they weren't paying attention to the words they were using, but neither of them actually noticed what almost happened.

There was a TV show or Movie, I for get, but a minor female character says to the hero who is hopelessly and unrequitedly in love with a different woman... "You're not in love with me, and you don't have the balls to tell Karen that you love her, so until that changes, and you and I arn't doing anything better, why don't you just consider me. No strings, no expectations, but just consider me."

(Which was a lie, because minor female character was in love the hero and was pissed off at him ignoring her every time she threw herself at him.)
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Old August 21 2013, 04:02 PM   #147
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I don't like what they're doing with Jerry Dantana. He seems to exist purely to be the bad journalist that causes the team to report the Genoa story rather than letting the team screw up on their own accord. I guess Maggie might have screwed up a little, maybe, it doesn't totally seem like she has so far.

I didn't like the Will bit on the morning show, it made him seem like an ass who's incapable of having fun.

Mac is now apparently such a klutz that she can't even drive properly. She's lucky that wasn't a kid she hit.

I did chuckle at the reindeer bit.
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Old August 21 2013, 04:57 PM   #148
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Ah...I see it now...

A crazed, evil white boy, who has proven that he will do absolutely anything at all costs to bring down the President, based on a "real life" story (Tailwind) going back to Viet Nam in 1970 that "broke" at CNN almost 3 decades later in 1997. Going so far as intentionally cooking all footage, raw and rendered, and losing his shit accusing everyone else in the room of liking the President too much... Oy vey! Talk about over-the-top unbelievable stupidity.

Sloan is still the top character in my book. She seems to be the only one that has survived Sorkin's brand of character deconstruction with poise and dignity (Fukishima accident non-gaffe, dating issues and naughty pix). The rest of the newsroom bunch from Charlie all the way down now appear as a bunch of clueless fuckwits. Sad how it's come to this...

Did Sports Night degenerate into this? I never saw it so I don't know...
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Old August 21 2013, 06:43 PM   #149
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Sports Night was a comedy, so when the characters did stupid things it somewhat fit in because they had a lot on their mind. Donna was an idiot at times but it made sense and she still did her job really well... most of the time. It worked better, it was only 22 minutes.

However the second season was very very odd, people started fighting just to shake the show up. It wasn't horrible because events happened and everyone was fighting the network for their jobs, but it was handled a lot better than The Newsroom. I suggest watching it. Plus when the characters screwed up they owned to it and were dealt with.
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Old August 21 2013, 07:12 PM   #150
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Hmmm...sounds promising. Maybe I'll give it a try soon...

I miss the West Wing so much - I was hoping for something new in its pedigree, but Newsroom to me is really approaching irredeemable disappointment levels. The rampant partisan fatigue is really killing it for me. It's like one big, long moan...
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