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thoughts on the newsroom: i’ll try to fix you

Previously on The Newsroom: The 112th Congress

  • Will rubs some women the wrong way–literally and figuratively–during a New Year’s Party and some individual dates. The tabloids and the New York Post(?!) find out about this and run stories about him.
  • Don hooks Maggie’s roommate, Lisa, up with Jim. Clearly against Maggie’s wishes.
  • Bigfoot is real…
  • Maggie is upset with Jim for not telling him about he and Lisa’s second date.
  • Charlie tells Will, Mac, and Don about his meeting with Leona.

I think people that willfully, purposefully, and gleefully lie to the American people in order to damage someone’s reputation should, like a registered sex offender, be required, by law, to come with that warning label for the rest of their lives.” –Will 

Will v Wade: I like Mackenzie and all but all this whole “Bringing her new boyfriend (Wade) to the workplace while she is working with the guy (Will) who still has feelings for you (Mackenzie) and is still bitter that you cheated on him” thing has to stop. Will obviously doesn’t have the temperament to deal with such a situation now–or ever for that matter. I know we don’t get enough of screen time with Wade so I can’t weigh out the pros and cons with he and Will at the moment but Mac seems happy with her new beau and Will seems dedicated to making her show that she is jealous of his new…uh…conquests?! Usually I’m all for couples making up and giving it another chance but something tells me that these two work better when they are at each other’s throats…without the tongue, ya pervs!

Devious Don: It was only a matter of time before Don caught on to Jim and Maggie’s awkwardly arousing attractions but the way he’s going about it is only going to push Maggie away–that gem is free, Don. I didn’t like Don from the onset and now he’s only driving that wedge so much deeper. Unlike Mac and Will, Maggie and Jim seem like a really great match which is exactly why I don’t plan on seeing them together for some time. The long tease makes the reaping of…rewards(?) that much better–at least that’s what they’re teaching these days…

Listen to Neal! I don’t know if it’s ever going to be explained–and I think I’d like it more if it isn’t–but why is Neal so good with the ladies? And why is he not sharing his secrets with Will? Because he is clearly in dire need of assistance since Sloan is currently 0 for 2 when it comes to Will’s women. Also, he speaks the truth about Bigfoot. How can you not trust this man?!

Battling the Boss: I’m eager to see how the newsroom responds as a whole now that everyone knows about Leona Lansing’s threat/promise to Will. Will doesn’t strike me as the type that shies away from a confrontation but being off the air for three years is a solid enough reason for anyone in his position to fly straight–or slightly to the right in this case. Mac already feels like she’s the reason Will is in the situation since he reworked his contract because of her arrival. I expect to see Mac trying to keep Will in line more so as this storyline progresses. We can tell she wants to look out for Will even though she seems to be moving on in her life but Will doesn’t take the safest routes to get to his destinations which should lead to some awesome headbutts going forward. Yay drama!

Quotes

…I’m a registered Republican. I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage.” -Will

Someone’s had a few cocktails.” –Maggie
Men have cocktails. Carrie Bradshaw has drinks.” -Don
I think you got that mixed up.” –Maggie

Will is a (not so) recovering TV and movie addict and TVDM only helps in feeding his vices. TVDM is the best outlet for him to spread his disease -without the use of airborne pathogens...

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thoughts on the newsroom: news night 2.0

Previously on The Newsroom: We Just Decided To

  • Will is worried about the show ratings after his incident at Northwestern.
  • Maggie ruins a huge potential interview hours before the news goes live.
  • Mackenzie employs a new strategy that the newsroom is to abide by.
  • Will tries to “carry” a makeshift interview and then attempts to revise a Republican’s quote to keep his ratings up in that demographic.
  • Mackenzie urges Will to follow suit with her plans and to become the “leader” she knows he can be.

“Will’s not an ass” A noble rally cry from a woman that isn’t afraid of the truth. Thanks to newly recruited Sloan (Olivia Munn) Mackenzie is aware that people think Will’s infidelity was the demise of their relationship when it was the other way around. After a good old fashioned blow-up in front of all the newsroom employees and an inadvertently public email, I think it’s safe to assume that the road to rekindling isn’t going to end here. This is only the beginning of “Willkenzie”! (Patent Pending)

Ratings Whore: I guess,  in a distant Utopian galaxy it would be commonplace to think that accurately processing and delivering the news would drive ratings. But this is America, dammit! Land of bias and perspective. I understand Charlie sticking up for Will and his ability to remain the “good guy” when it comes to network politics but I don’t understand Will’s approach. Going out of the way to try and translate another, all too common, Sarah Palin gaffe and make yourself sound foolish in the long run. And for what? To make sure that you don’t upset the Republican apple cart for one day? If anything, Will should have left it out of the broadcast in general. You can’t follow up that train wreck of an interview with another catastrophe. From this point  forward listen to Mackenzie when she repeatedly screams “Dump it!”.

Maggie, the Cowardly Co-Ed (cont.): Really, Maggie?! Who stays under the bed?! You have to get up during the sexing and slap someone on the a$$! At least? But anyway, at this point I’m not afraid to admit that Maggie is my favorite member of ACN. She is smart, witty, and opinionated but she has been thrown into a completely pressurized situation and is obviously overwhelmed. I’m usually indifferent when it comes to the “underdog” story but I’m all out rooting for Maggie in this one. As long as she gets free of Don before Jim grows weary from his failed efforts.

Quotes

Be the leader, Will. Be the moral leader of this show. Be the integrity.” -Mackenzie

Fox hired someone with three “Mohammeds” in his  name?!” -Will

Next time on The Newsroom: The 112th Congress

Will is a (not so) recovering TV and movie addict and TVDM only helps in feeding his vices. TVDM is the best outlet for him to spread his disease -without the use of airborne pathogens...

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the newsroom: we just decided to

Meet the Press

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) – The surly news anchor that just realized sitting on the fence isn’t as safe as he once thought. He has come under fire from the media and his network after a fiery tirade during a political debate at Northwestern University. After a brief sabbatical, Will comes back to work to find that the majority of his crew is being moved to another show. Most importantly his executive producer…

Don (Thomas Sadoski) – The “young hotshot executive producer”. He’s only been working with Will for a few months–and that seems to be more than enough time working for someone with Will’s harsh exterior–but he seems to have a firm grasp on his crew…even if it is only for the next two weeks.

Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) – The President of ACN. After Will’s salvo at Northwestern he was forced to do damage control by changing the staff. Although Will was upset that Charlie did all this behind his back–to some extent–they both have a mutual understanding that it was the best decision going forward. With the exception of Charlie hiring a former employee to replace Don…

Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer) –  A former employee and executive producer with ACN, For the last two years she was on-site covering the war in the middle east. Mackenzie is eager to come back to ACN and make the necessary changes to make sure that Will becomes more vocal on his opinions on-air. The two share a romantic past but it seems to have crashed and burned–which only makes things that much better for us. She is the only person to directly challenge Will so far and I expect that to be a recurring trend as the season goes on.

Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) – Mackenzie’s second in command. He was with her during her time in the middle east. He’s young but he knows how to handle the pressure of his job. He clashed with Don after just a few minutes in the newsroom but that didn’t stop him from going up the ladder with his information. He seems to be just as diligent as Mackenzie when it comes to his profession, maybe not so much personally though. But I guess we’re going to have to wait to see what if anything materializes with himself and…

Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) – A former intern with the shortest stint as an assistant in the history. She is anxious about Will’s return to work and if her quality of work will be to his pleasing. She is also trying to maintain a relationship with Don even though he seems to not be taking it as serious as she is. After Mackenzie figures all this out,in less than 10 minutes, she promotes Maggie to Associate Producer and tells her how to handle Don and his lack of commitment. But being thrust into a position she has no business in Maggie is undoubtedly going to step on some toes–including her own.

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