The Newsroom Shows A Lot Of Talking, Not Enough Walking



The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's newest series, his first on HBO, is a show about people working on a national news program, their political beliefs and personal problems causing constant conflict. This follows Studio 60, a show about people working on a national comedy program, their political beliefs and personal problems causing constant conflict; which came after The West Wing, a show about people working in the White House, their political beliefs and personal problems causing constant conflict. This all succeeded Sports Night, a show about people working on a national sports program, their sports beliefs and personal problems causing constant conflict.

To anyone who might think that this isn't geeky enough to post, anyone who is as obsessed about American politics, and any characters that can rattle off statistics like Jeff Daniels does in this trailer, is most certainly a geek.

I actually enjoy Sorkin's writing quite a bit; he reminds me of Elmore Leonard, in that he has a very specific voice, and lends it to every character he creates. His characters are also always the smartest people in the room, which appeals to me: I like smart people.

And now that he's on HBO, he can cuse. Imagine West Wing if Toby had been able to drop the f-bomb every once and a while.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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