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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Series cast summary:
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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Brilliant television series, much imitated.
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The deadpan quasidocumentary feel of this series puts it solidly in an evolutionary chain from Canadian sketch comedy, perhaps most obvious among the SCTV and other Second City folk who've done so much that's been visible in the States, to such latter-day offerings as THE OFFICE, in its original UK form and US remake. The interplay of dialog is often as quick as anything I've seen in screwball or drawing room comedy in any medium, yet usually the build toward absurdity is held deftly in check till a rich payoff. The new season, offered to US television in 1995, may seem a bit familiar as a result of the first season's influence, and the first sequel project, MORE TEARS, was by intention somewhat more self-indulgent (parodically...and simultaneously not...Fellini-esquire), but all are well worth seeing, particularly this first season.


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