The Newsroom: Season 1, Episode 2

News Night 2.0 (1 Jul. 2012)

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The news team make their first stumble when their spotlight on Arizona's new immigration law turns into a pundit free-for-all debacle.

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Less than a week after their breakthrough report on the Gulf oil spill, McAvoy wants to lead with Arizona's new immigration law that Governor Brewer will sign that day. Jim preps Maggie for her call to Brewer's press aide in advance of McAvoy's interview of the governor, which will open the broadcast. Maggie neglects to give Jim a crucial bit of information - and the show doesn't go as planned. Will heads roll? Meanwhile, MacHale lays out her vision of the program to McAvoy - is he in or out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Will mentions someone who used to be on the staff named Mohammed al Mohammed el Mohammed bin Bazir. This was a cliche terrorist name used by Josh Lyman on The West Wing. Aaron Sorkin wrote both shows. See more »

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The show is set April 23, 2010, however the Sarah Palin clip used in the newscast was from June 15, 2010. See more »

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Jim Harper: First, you go into iNews and you look over the questions the segment producer put in the rundown. Identify yourself and your news agency, summarize the segment - the length, whether it's live or not, and who we're having on from the other side.
Maggie Jordan: I'm sorry, but don't I first open my eyes and notice it's a new day?
Jim Harper: What are we talking about here?
Maggie Jordan: I've done this before.
Jim Harper: Okay.
Maggie Jordan: What is this magic box in front of me?
Jim Harper: Have I done something to you?
Maggie Jordan: I swear I was just thinking the exact same thing. I ...
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Predictable storyline & contrived comedy
22 July 2012 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

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After watching the pilot, we really had high hopes for this series. It seemed smart, entertaining and interesting. But this episode was a big disappointment. We couldn't bear to even finish the episode..

The conversation is fast, which we generally appreciate. For this episode however, the acting and dialog was hysterical and in no way charming, or clever. Worst of all the comedic moments are predicable and feels contrived, and therefore in no way funny.

I'll watch the rest of this episode later, without the wife, and if it picks up I'll edit this review.

EDIT: So, I watched the rest alone and it did pick up, but the rating stays the same. There are too many annoyingly and silly moments in this episode; uninspired dialog and contrived comedy.


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