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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George Findlay: Okay, so they got a picture of this woman with Jim -- what, sitting on Jim's lap or something? I sat on Santa Claus's lap, I have a picture of that. Was I sleeping with Santa Claus?
Mark: I don't know, were you?
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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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