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Old July 17 2013, 08:06 PM   #46
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

I agree, the episode was good, but nothing to really comment on.

The relationship crap needs to end, I'm sick of people with no chemistry trying to force some.
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Old July 17 2013, 08:35 PM   #47
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

I thought it was great. I preferred the bombastic theme from last season but maybe that's just a question of getting used to the new one.

The way the episode and by extension pretty much the whole season is structured is quite ambitious. It isn't easy to tell a story well with flashes from the past. It also requires some patience from the audience and isn't as accessible to new viewers.

Will's talk with the lawywers was hilarious and made me laugh out loud a couple of times. I can imagine what happened to Maggie but I'm still eager to find out. Loved Mac's thoughtful comments at the end. I also want to know how Jim will fare on the Romney campaign trail. And of course, what Genoa is. Come to think of it, this episode was really full of content. Can't wait for next week.
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Old July 17 2013, 09:04 PM   #48
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The relationship crap needs to end, I'm sick of people with no chemistry trying to force some.
Yep, my least favoured part of the show.
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Old July 17 2013, 09:46 PM   #49
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Sorkin said it's a romantic comedy (I like to think of it as a romantic dramedy) so the relationship stuff is kind of integral to the show in his mind, and he's writing it. I don't see it vanishung anytime soon, if ever.
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Old July 17 2013, 09:57 PM   #50
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The new producer guy was Matthew on the new adventures of Christine who had one of the best lines from a sitcom in the last 5 years.. A ridiculously attractive and controlling blond woman was his new flatmate: "Hey! You can't tell me what to do unless you're going to sleep with me... Are you going to sleep with me? No? Well, then you can't tell me what to do!"

The lad has unexpected depth.
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Old July 17 2013, 10:35 PM   #51
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Sorkin said it's a romantic comedy (I like to think of it as a romantic dramedy) so the relationship stuff is kind of integral to the show in his mind, and he's writing it. I don't see it vanishung anytime soon, if ever.

Let me rephrase.

I hate the relationship between crazy new hair woman and the guy who left to work the Romney trail. They have no chemistry, they should never be together.

The other characters I don't mind the flirting, more so because it feels a little more cut back.
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Old July 17 2013, 11:15 PM   #52
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Allison always looks like she came back from a sleepover where someone shaved her eyebrows off.
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Old July 18 2013, 12:53 AM   #53
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The show was still great - but am I the only person who hates that new intro? I mean, ok, maybe the visuals in the first season into didn't quite match up with the tone of the show, but the music was beautiful. Now we've got some kind of piano tapping cover version? Ew.
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Old July 18 2013, 01:28 AM   #54
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The show was still great - but am I the only person who hates that new intro? I mean, ok, maybe the visuals in the first season into didn't quite match up with the tone of the show, but the music was beautiful. Now we've got some kind of piano tapping cover version? Ew.
I thought I was crazy, but yes I miss the old music.
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Old July 18 2013, 04:22 AM   #55
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Same. I don't care for the new intro at all.
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Old July 18 2013, 04:24 AM   #56
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The season premiere was just okay. It didn't suck, but it didn't really grab me either. Hopefully it'll get better.

List me as another who thought the new intro music was flat and unmoving.
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Old July 18 2013, 05:16 AM   #57
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The new intro leaves me cold.
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Old July 18 2013, 05:55 AM   #58
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Because the music was written to be important sounding, and the new sequence is people reading things, hitting buttons on switchboards, spilling coffee, texting, etc. The old sequence reveled in its pomp and circumstance and this feels almost timid in comparison. If it were cut down to 20 seconds it could work, but for a minute+ it just doesn't have any 'umph'.
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Old July 18 2013, 06:23 AM   #59
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We don't need no stinking intro.
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Old July 18 2013, 09:18 AM   #60
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HBO does proper opening credits. I quite like them in most cases. Unfortunately, in this particular instance we had something better to compare them with.
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