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  • The finale is actually awesome. Finally.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep10 – The Greater Fool

    The finale is actually awesome. Finally.

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  • In case you're wondering, the 'cliffhanger' from last week is resolved within the first three minutes of this ep. We do however get to see part of a really good mock Republican debate, a lot of messed-up relationship happenings, and Will having trouble putting on his pants.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep9 – The Blackout Part 2: Mock Debate

    In case you're wondering, the 'cliffhanger' from last week is resolved within the first three minutes of this ep. We do however get to see part of a really good mock Republican debate, a lot of messed-up relationship happenings, and Will having trouble putting on his pants.

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  • News Night abandons its principles and covers Casey Anthony for the sake of ratings and the threat of network reprisal. Will hires Mack's ex to do a story about the show, because he's a jerk. Oh, and then the power goes out.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep 8 – The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn

    News Night abandons its principles and covers Casey Anthony for the sake of ratings and the threat of network reprisal. Will hires Mack's ex to do a story about the show, because he's a jerk. Oh, and then the power goes out.

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  • On the night of POTUS's announcement about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Will gets stoned, Lisa breaks up with Jim, Don almost gets kicked off a plane, and Sorkin still has more to say about the correct spelling of "Qaddafi".

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep7 – 5/1

    On the night of POTUS's announcement about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Will gets stoned, Lisa breaks up with Jim, Don almost gets kicked off a plane, and Sorkin still has more to say about the correct spelling of "Qaddafi".

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  • Will goes to therapy because he's losing sleep over being a bully. Sloan makes a big mistake on air, in Japanese. Maggie is indeed Donna 2.0 . And the solution to one of these issues may be bacon.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep6 – Bullies

    Will goes to therapy because he's losing sleep over being a bully. Sloan makes a big mistake on air, in Japanese. Maggie is indeed Donna 2.0 . And the solution to one of these issues may be bacon.

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  • This fantastic episode features excellent (though slightly over the top) physical comedy, the beginnings of the Arab Spring, a real storyline for Neal, and Valentine's Day shenanigans, Sorkin-style.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep5 – Amen

    This fantastic episode features excellent (though slightly over the top) physical comedy, the beginnings of the Arab Spring, a real storyline for Neal, and Valentine's Day shenanigans, Sorkin-style.

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  • Don wants to fix Jim up with Maggie's roommate. Sloan tries to fix Will up a few times, with disastrous results. But that's at least partly because Will is on a mission to fix everyone in the most condescending way possible. And then a national tragedy occurs, and I'm done using the word 'fix'.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep4 – I’ll Try To Fix You

    Don wants to fix Jim up with Maggie's roommate. Sloan tries to fix Will up a few times, with disastrous results. But that's at least partly because Will is on a mission to fix everyone in the most condescending way possible. And then a national tragedy occurs, and I'm done using the word 'fix'.

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  • You guys, Sorkin's still got it. This episode, wherein the network worries and makes threats about News Night's new direction and Will eviscerates the Tea Party, might just be worthy to be listed among Sorkin's best...

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep3 – The 112th Congress

    You guys, Sorkin's still got it. This episode, wherein the network worries and makes threats about News Night's new direction and Will eviscerates the Tea Party, might just be worthy to be listed among Sorkin's best...

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  • It's time to implement Mack's new vision for 'News Night' - but sometimes reality refuses to live up to ideals. And when that happens, it can lead to a really cringe-worthy news broadcast.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep2 – News Night 2.0

    It's time to implement Mack's new vision for 'News Night' - but sometimes reality refuses to live up to ideals. And when that happens, it can lead to a really cringe-worthy news broadcast.

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  • In the promising pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin's new show, we meet most of the main cast, and learn that news anchor Will McAvoy and his new executive producer Mackenzie McHale have a mysterious shared history. We also get to bask in the glow of Sorkin's witty dialogue, occasionally over-the-top idealism, and glorious rants.

    The Newsroom, S1 Ep1 – We Just Decided To

    In the promising pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin's new show, we meet most of the main cast, and learn that news anchor Will McAvoy and his new executive producer Mackenzie McHale have a mysterious shared history. We also get to bask in the glow of Sorkin's witty dialogue, occasionally over-the-top idealism, and glorious rants.

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