I am concerned the show tries a little too hard to be The Newsroom, which people liked but was actually a pretty terrible show. When it's not trying too hard to be Sorkin rapid-fire nonsense, I like the show so far. Of course, it's also great to see these three actors together on a show like this.Yes, this is correct.
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Also I just watched the first episode and I enjoyed it a lot. I pretty much love anything with Reese Witherspoon though.
The Newsroom is on my list of top 10 shows of all time. It could be bewildering, had to use the pause button a lot to get time to analyze what was said before something else happened. Very intense. It was concerned with events, ideas and presented them in new ways. It was also very people oriented both in the very strong and contrasting newsroom personalities, and in the interviewees. Will they show? What will they say? Are they lying? It gave me a much greater understanding of how difficult it is to find and present the truth. I put it in the same category as "The Post" and "All the Presidents Men".I am concerned the show tries a little too hard to be The Newsroom, which people liked but was actually a pretty terrible show.
I think it’s more to illustrate the contrast between the vanilla goody-two-shoes image of people in morning/daytime/family programming, and who they really are behind the scenes.I believe the rampant and needless cursing is thrown in to try and hide the fact the show doesn't have much substance that drawers the viewer in and makes them care about the characters.
My main concern is that history hasn’t been kind to this show idea. Neither in comedy nor drama form. There was Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Cancelled after one season. There was Great News, cancelled after 2 seasons. Sports Show, ran for 3 season I think. The Newsroom, also 3 seasons. The exception would be 30 Rock which lasted 7 seasons, but the rest of them were gutterballs. Writers appear to think that TV behind the scenes intrigue is infinitely more thrilling than the audience does.I want to see Apple succeed. However, this show and some of the others they made are any early indication of the quality the viewer can expect down the line, the new service is in trouble.