The Newsroom: Season 2, Episode 1

First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (14 Jul. 2013)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 722 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

A lawyer interviews Will McAvoy about an institutional failure at ACN related to a news story that has been proved inaccurate.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 10 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1113 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1192 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 1075 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 50 images
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (14 Jul 2013)

First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (14 Jul 2013) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Newsroom.
« Previous Episode | 11 of 25 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Cyrus West (as Ben Koldyke)
...
...
Edit

Storyline

A lawyer interviews Will McAvoy about an institutional failure at ACN related to a news story that has been proved inaccurate.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 July 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title of this episode is a quotation from 'William Shakespeare (I)' 's "Henry VI: Part II". See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Halliday: Fourteen months ago, you went on the air and called the Tea Party 'the American Taliban'.
Will McAvoy: I did.
Rebecca Halliday: And?
Will McAvoy: The Taliban resented it.
See more »

Soundtracks

Friday
(uncredited)
Written by Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson
Sung by Jeff Daniels
Will McAvoy sings to himself during a commercial break
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Still "Very Good"......not Great.
15 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My first disappointment and bewilderment, was the new arrangement of the theme song played during the opening credits. What possessed Sorkin to tweak perfectly good theme music we've all gotten used to and I personally enjoyed, to a an arrangement trying to keep the basic melody, but messed with to the point of almost ruining it.....who knows. It is probably one of the weirdest waste of a series' budget in Network history.

That aside, the show was still as creative as prior episodes, but deciding to use a fictional story to justify the crew being spanked by the network's lawyers, was a slight letdown for me. It really depends on what driving force draws you to watch this show.

My infatuation with the series was the fact that real news stories were used, and the fictional part of the show was the fluff surrounding the character's love lives. In the season opener we are shocked to see "Maggie" (Allison Pill) with a trashed haircut and screaming red hair. The excuse was, that something terrible happened to her on a trip to Africa, and she cut it off and colored it in frustrated depression.

However, the way it plays out on screen, it sounded more like a bad plot excuse for Miss Pill's new haircut she botched in the off season.

Personally, I am tired of "Flashbacks" in movies and TV shows. The way it appears from the 1st episode, the entire new season may be a flashback to justify the first scene in the first episode.......we'll see.

One other negative plot idea in my opinion is that Jim (Senior Producer) is all of a sudden "so in love with Maggie", that he tells his boss "Mac" to either send him out of town on Romney's campaign bus, or fire him. I think that was a dumb plot excuse to have him disappear for two weeks so another Senior Producer that takes his place, could take the blame for whatever they're all being spanked for.

Other than those little tweaks, it's business as usual for the Newsroom Series, that still entertains despite its bewildering aspects.


7 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Newsroom: Likes, Dislikes, and what you wanted more of sn939
One of the greatest lines ever written....: frankwhitek
The tie filip.cermak
Aaron Sorkin's anti-internet rage freakout... stewardia
Goof or a clue? frequentwind706
Campus Rape Episode Critics Missing the Point? r-g-mirabel

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?