The Newsroom (1996– )

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In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a ... See full summary »

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Ken Finkleman ...
 George Findlay (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Farrell ...
 Mark (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Audrey (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Jim Walcott (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jeremy Hotz ...
 Jeremy (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Karen (6 episodes, 1997)
Pamela Sinha ...
 Rani (6 episodes, 1996)
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In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a grungy trainee, and a couple of more down-to-earth producers. The cast is helped by famous guest stars each week who try not to get between George and his bran muffins. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Audrey: You still want a muffin?
George Findlay: Yes, dark bran.
Audrey: What if he only has cranberry left?
George Findlay: Oh God, this muffin thing again... Why whenever I ask for a bran, you always come back with cranberry?
Audrey: Because... he's usually out of bran by now and cranberry happens to be all he has left.
George Findlay: Oh, and you know why? I'll tell you why. Because he can't make five more bran muffins. So by eleven o'clock in the morning, there's something like thousand cranberry muffins, and... you know why they're sitting there...? Because ...
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EXCELLENT
16 June 2002 | by (Canberra Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the best thing to come out of Canada since Bachman-Turner Overdrive and that's not supposed to be damning it with faint praise - quite the reverse.

Other countries have produced similar types of shows - there was Frontline out of Australia (which was very good), "The Larry Sanders Show" which was quite serviceable and "Drop The Dead Donkey" out of England - which was woeful. The Newsroom, however, stands like a leviathan amongst these sardines.

The characterisation is first class and the dialogue incredibly witty.

This show was screened in Australia at about 11:30 on a Friday - nicely buried at an abysmal time slot like all things of excellence. I hope we see more of it or at lest repeats - but I fear we will not.

And Ken's comments about the muffin industry in North America can be equally applied to Australasia.




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