I wrote this thread literally a couple of hours ago and my Internet went out so I went to bed instead.
The first couple of episodes are great, and for anyone who has ever worked in any type of newsroom it’s very accurate save for a detail here and there. Aaron Sorkin must have spent some time absorbing an actual newsroom to get so many things right. But of course this show goes full Sorkin. It’s full of bullshit love trysts, heavy-handed messages being pounded into you, unbelievable characters, and emotionally manipulative monologues/dialogues. Last night’s episode really did me in with that shit.
The whole lovers’ quarrel at the end was really dumb and took me out of the other drama between McKenzie and TMI. McAvoy has to be one smart fucking journalists to know all that shit because journalists are known for knowing a little about everything but master of nothing. The way they replay one of the Koch brothers pretending not to know what Citizens United is very bias and makes me feel like the show is talking down to me.
I still watch so whatever.