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The Newsroom Season 2 Recap

Everything Is Falling Apart

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

There were a bunch of good things and one very bad thing about the Genoa plot this week. The bad came entirely in the shape of Jerry Dantana.

Sorkin Tackles Sideboob, Coming Out & Loss

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

This is the second or third episode of this season so far where a lot happens in the plot, and yet it feels as though the show is spinning in place. There's an odd weightlessness, even as seemingly momentous things occur on screen.

What Happened To Maggie

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

"Let me start with a really tough question," the lawyer tells Maggie. Was I the only one who was thinking it would be, "WHAT'S WITH THE HAIR?"

Not This Again!

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.29.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

I'm beginning to doubt the wisdom of starting this season of "The Newsroom" having already given away that the Genoa stuff isn't real. It saps the hunt for the story of some crucial dramatic tension.


Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.22.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

Even though we know it's all going to fall apart, the story of the supposed American war crime in Pakistan continues to intrigue. It's somewhat encouraging that it is the framing around which the entire season appears to be based.

Here We Go Again

Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.15.2013 | TV
Jack Mirkinson

Most of "The Newsroom's" biggest problems are still big problems, but remains a show with an incredible cast, a creator who is capable of great things, and a premise that could still work. Let's keep our fingers crossed, shall we?