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Old January 13 2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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The Newsroom Renewed and Cancelled

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The HBO drama will end after three seasons. Really quite a shame as this is one of my favorite shows on television. Yes it's kind of ridiculous, but so what? New episodes begin in the fall.
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Old January 13 2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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It's one of my favourite shows, too. Well, I hope it'll end on a high note with an outstanding season, at least.
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Old January 13 2014, 11:43 PM   #3
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If this means more history-based Sorkin movie scripts, a la Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, and Moneyball, then hooray, I say! I still want to see his promised John Edwards movie, and am looking forward to his Jobs also.
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Old January 14 2014, 12:04 AM   #4
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Ah crap.. i've had such an awesome day and now these news.

Sad to see it go but that's life. At least we'll get another season to wrap things up.
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Old January 14 2014, 12:50 AM   #5
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Ah well, better to go out on a high I suppose. At least 3 seasons is better than Studio 60 managed. But I could never get into that one.
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Old January 14 2014, 12:58 AM   #6
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New Sorkin, more Sorkin, new Sorkin, more Sorkin more!

Golly.

HBO is hanging it's hopes on True detective?

Acting great, but the story seems dull and been there.

I saw two nude women stabbed on Deer antlers last year on Hannibal, which makes me wonder why should I Marvel at a third?
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Old January 14 2014, 01:24 AM   #7
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Ah well, better to go out on a high I suppose. At least 3 seasons is better than Studio 60 managed. But I could never get into that one.
not by much. Studio 60 had 22 episodes in its single season run. Newsroom is likely to clock 28-29 depending on if we get a 9-10 episode final run
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Old January 14 2014, 02:54 AM   #8
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Everyone seems shocked and outraged at HBO. However HBO for several months seemed to want more seasons and Sorkin is like "If I had time". So they agreed for one more season. No point in doing the show without Sorkin.
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Old January 14 2014, 02:56 AM   #9
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Honestly, I thought Season 2 was a dog. Nowhere near as interesting and engaging as the first season. It spent way too much time or secondary stuff, the Genoa storyline, not enough Will and nowhere near enough "Monday-Morning Quarterbacking" of the 2012 election. I mean that election season was full of material and they spent their season on this Genoa storyline which I didn't find interesting at all. Hell, they barely touched on the OWS stuff or any of the other things that went on in the past year.
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Old January 14 2014, 03:09 AM   #10
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Remember what they did with Patrick Troughton when he wanted to quit Doctor Who? He said that he would do one more story and then he was gone... The Wargames, his final adventure lasted 10 weeks.
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Old January 14 2014, 07:27 AM   #11
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Pity, but I can't say I'm surprised. I love the show and I will miss it. Can't wait for his next production, film or series.
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Old January 14 2014, 05:42 PM   #12
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Shame

Oh well, we'll see how this season goes. I hope for an outstanding one and a good ending.
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Old January 14 2014, 05:47 PM   #13
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Can't say I'm too disappointed. Despite moments of greatness, it never really came together in the way I wanted it to, with far too much reliance on the romantic antics of the cast. And I never felt the gimmick of having the show report news from the recent past worked, for an ostensibly positive show about a few idealists trying to inform the public and help improve the state of public discourse, anchoring it to real world events made the whole endeavour oddly futile.

But it sucks for those that enjoy the show, and I know many here do. At least it is getting a proper final season with Sorkin at the helm, which is more than can be said about any of his previous shows.
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Old January 14 2014, 05:55 PM   #14
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Season one was a mixed bag, but I thought season two was a marked improvement in all areas. Oh well. I'll watch season three, and Sorkin will probably go on to bigger and better things.
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Old January 14 2014, 09:07 PM   #15
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And I never felt the gimmick of having the show report news from the recent past worked, for an ostensibly positive show about a few idealists trying to inform the public and help improve the state of public discourse, anchoring it to real world events made the whole endeavour oddly futile.
That's kind of the point, though, isn't it? It's a show about people who set forth idealistically to improve public discourse and the state of commercial news who ultimately fail. The whole Don Quijote theme suggests they're quite aware of the futility of their endeavour.
It's possible that this was entirely unintentional but this tragic element of the show always appealed to me. It resonates with me on a personal level, as well, because it mirrors the futility I see in my own and my party's political involvement.
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