July 12, 2012 1 Comment
I know I shouldn’t be wasting my time blogging about a mediocre television show, but damn is HBO’s Newsroom disappointing. Honestly, when HBO puts itself behind a drama you just expect higher quality than this. From the opening credits sequence, the whole show just screams “standard network TV fare.” Aaron Sorkin can sure as hell write dialog and that makes for an entertaining enough show, but I have found myself frequently cringing at plot developments and how characters act (and not in a cringing because it’s uncomfortably funny kind of way– just because it is awkward and bad). And for an admitted feminist, I’ve never been overly concerned by how female characters are portrayed, but damn does Sorkin do a horrible and one-note job with the female leads. Do they have to be so pathetic in their personal lives?
And last, I like me some good liberalism, but this is just pure liberal fantasy. Honestly, when I want fantasy I prefer it include orcs, elves, and magic swords.