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Asnow89 Asnow89 6 November 2014

Season 3 Premiere Party Menu

The third and FINAL season of The Newsroom is almost here...there will only be six episodes this season, so enjoy every moment. For the premiere this Sunday, invite a few friends over and cook up this menu inspired by the show. Enjoy!

Bake some MAC and cheese for your friends (eh, get it?). We think that Mac would wholeheartedly approve. Add a pinch of cayenne for a little spice (because we know that our beloved Mac is anything but bland).

The first episode of Season 3 will revolve around the tragic Boston Marathon incident. Make a signature Boston dish in honor of the first episode.

We really can't get enough of Charlie Skinner's bow ties. What's cuter than these iced bow tie cookies? Cut the cookies into shapes and have your friends ice them …

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XD1 XD1 4 September 2013

Season 3 is a go

All I can say is - WOOHOO!!

Deservedly so, The Newsroom is one of the best new shows I've seen emerge in a long time! I'm always asking people in conversation if they've seen it, and too often the answer is "no." My response is "wake up!" - you're missing a brilliant under(rated)-the-radar gem, one that deserves your attention!

Thank goodness the execs at HBO have made the right call in this case, now I can finish this season out with the peace of mind that this is not the end. :)

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Catcogdill Catcogdill 17 August 2013

Season 2, Ep 5

Season 2, episode 5, I think.  This was an incredilble episode.  It was emotionally rich and complicated.  It had a lot of layers and subtleties.  At first, I thought yeah the guy got what he desrved and then I thought what if the roles had been reversed?  Would I have cheered for a guy who kicked and punched a girl in the face because she posted nude pictures of him online?  I don't think so.

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 15 July 2013

Episode 1 Reactions

The first episode of Newsroom's Second Season aired last night and it was, for the most part, met with relative acclaim. Many critics applauded Sorkin for apparently addressing people's complaints regarding the first season and many felt the first episode was a good sign that this season is on track to be at least a bit better than the first. We've gathered a sample of the response here.

  • 1 AV Club
  • 2 Paste Magazine
  • 3 LA Times
  • 4 Variety
  • 5 Vulture

Throughout the second season première of The Newsroom, it’s evident that Aaron Sorkin is desperate to get this one right. To his credit, he seems to have listened to many of the criticisms of season one, and he’s attempting to fix them. B-

And that’s the delight of watching [Sorkin's]] work. He takes very real w…

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XD1 XD1 15 July 2013

New opening sequence

Aaaaaand.... WE'RE BACK!!! Loving it so far, all except for one thing.

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 9 July 2013

Season 2 Predictions

With the second season of The Newsroom only days away, we thought we'd take this time to speculate about what we expect the Will McAvoy and the rest of the News Night team to report on throughout the season. While Aaron Sorkin has confirmed in interviews that certain topics will be definitely be addressed, such as the general election, Trayvon Martin, and drones, the majority of the next season's real-world political fodder has yet to be revealed. The next season is set to take place August 23rd, 2011 through Election Day, 2012.

Here's what we think they'll touch on next season:

  • 1 Occupy Wall Street
  • 2 Trayvon Martin
  • 3 The Presidential Election
  • 4 Eurozone Economic Crisis
  • 5 Drones

The class-based protests that took the nation by storm by illuminating what…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 18 June 2013

The Newsroom Starter's Guide

With the second season of Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's media-centered political drama, scheduled to premiere on July 14th, we thought it would be a good time to provide something of Starter's Guide/Cheat Sheet for the series. Whether you're completely new to Newsroom and looking for something to help ease you into the show's complicated interpersonal cobweb, or a fan of the first season seeking a quick refresh, this guide will bring you up to speed before the premiere.

After nearly compromising his career by making a series of off-the-cuff remarks about the dismal condition of the United States and its people (much in the vein of Network, which show creator has often cited as an inspiration) during a televised roundtable discussion, acclaimed n…

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Blinkn Blinkn 2 June 2013

How I felt watching the show

Anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels): really nothing about casting a middle aged white man to portray character in a field dominated by men; seven out of ten of the highest paid are white men and of the three women only one is black. So all told what else could he be but a middle aged white man and be anything but unrealistic. Will McAvoy is the white savior. Will is the fantastically intelligent, superbly educated, eminently capable, religiously ambiguous and perfectly flawed white savior. He is an act of self-gratification for Sorkin, and pat on the back to every dye-in-the-wool guilt ridden white elitist liberal who attempts to pacify their conscience by bashing his evil twin, while at the same time having his ego fondled. Will McAvoy is a…

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Opark 77 Opark 77 4 July 2012

News Night 2.0 review

"News Night 2.0" aired this week. What did everyone make of the second episode?

I am thoroughly enjoying the series and found the second episode to be really funny. There was some nice slapstick with Mac knocking over her easel while introducing her new concept for the show. I also thought the staff's failure to recognize which of her three "I"s she was referring to during that meeting was hilarious. Also good was her freak out about sending out the accidental group e-mail and the destruction of poor Gary Cooper's phone.

I liked the subtlety of the interactions between Will and the network suit Reese Lansing leading up to Will's hasty decision to include a Sarah Palin segment. It was also good to see Chris Messina in another decent role afte…

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