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The Newsroom 1.4: I'll Try to Fix You

Unaware of Leona's opposition to News Night 2.0, Will and Mac take on lying liars who lie. To spectacular effect, IMO. Meanwhile, Don waves shiny roommates in front of Jim, Will gets wet, and Neal tries to convince his co-workers that Bigfoot is real. When Gabrielle Giffords is shot, the team gets it right.


Jul. 17th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
For whatever reason, showing people doing politics well, and showing people doing the news well seems to work for him, but showing people doing comedy well did not.

I think it's because of the relative "seriousness" of politics and news compared with comedy. That sounds like a Duh thing, but I mean that he can use stronger images and words and situations about the former subjects, but when he tries to do that with comedy, it just looks and sounds ridiculous.
Jul. 18th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I agree---and it's not a "duh" thing. Comedy is harder than drama, I think. It's a shame that great comedic performances so often get overlooked at Oscar time.


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