Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
Anbody watch "The Newsroom" last night?
I didn't love it. I'll watch a few more episodes, but it needs to get a lot better.
The writing is snappy, but I hate the fact that they're covering real news stories as opposed to setting things in a fictional universe where they can at least preserve some of the drama as to how things turn out. Also, the show really does feel like "The West Wing Meets CNN" -- Daniels is Bartlett, Sam Waterston is Leo, the female producer is Toby, the kid she brings is Josh, and the girl is Donna. Hell, they even gave Daniels a smoking problem and showed signs that he's going to be suffering from Parkinsons.
And, really, Hollywood needs to stop writing 20-something young professional characters. They're terrible at doing it convincingly.