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The Newsroom 3 Seasons 2013

Set over the course of five days leading up to Election Day 2012, Season 2 of the acclaimed HBO series encompasses numerous flashbacks to earlier events as news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and the ACN team deal with a wrongful-termination lawsuit.

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Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer

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1. First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

Season Two Premiere. Will and the News Night staff are questioned by their lawyer about a story they've aired that's become a network crisis. An on-air remark from Will has him pulled from 9/11 anniversary coverage.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 14 July 2013 52 minutes
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2. The Genoa Tip

A tip on a story that will ultimately cripple the network starts to become more real. MacKenzie and Sloan continue to push Will on drones as Don urges Will to advocate for Troy Davis. Maggie is un-friended by her roommate. Neal gets arrested.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 21 July 2013 54 minutes
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3. Willie Pete

Will continues his mission to civilize by telling Nina Howard the truth. A new witness to the Genoa story emerges on Twitter, and in New Hampshire, Jim's efforts to have his questions answered continue to fall on deaf ears.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 28 July 2013 57 minutes
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4. Unintended Consequences

Maggie tries to convince Rebecca she's fine following her shattering trip to Africa with Gary. An Occupy Wall Street protester with a Black Op lead refuses to cooperate with Neal and Jerry after an on-air interview with Will goes poorly.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 4 August 2013 57 minutes
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5. News Night with Will McAvoy

Will is distracted during his telecast by a phone call and an unflattering twitter post. Charlie gets a visit from a longtime friend from the Office of Naval Intelligence, who has knowledge of Operation Genoa. Sloan deals with a revenge post.

AGES-18-AND-OVER 11 August 2013 57 minutes
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6. One Step Too Many

Mac and Charlie score a key witness in their attempt to corroborate Dantana's Operation Genoa story. Will follows Nina's lead to soften his image by making an appearance on a morning talk show. Jim gets unexpected company during his reunion with Hallie.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 18 August 2013 50 minutes
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7. Red Team III

Through depositions with the newsroom staff, Rebecca pieces together the events that led to ACN's fateful decision to go forward with Dantana's special report on Operation Genoa--as well as the post-air revelations that undermined its credibility.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 25 August 2013 57 minutes
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8. Election Night, Part I

News Night goes forward with its election-night coverage in what might be its last broadcast with Will and Mac; Jim considers retracting a story; the team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might impact a tight Senate race.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 September 2013 47 minutes
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9. Election Night, Part II

Season Two Finale. As Election Night 2012 winds down, Will and Charlie await a decision from Reese that may impact their future at ACN, and that of the entire senior staff. Sloan learns the identity of the anonymous winning bidder for her book.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 September 2013 58 minutes
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I need to lay my cards on the table: I think the Newsroom is currently the best thing on TV. I don't think it quite matches up to the West Wing, in terms of plot or characters, but Sorkin's writing of sumptuous dialogue, his lifting of the curtain on the values of news production, and his insights into the tensions between liberals and conservatives in America make this compelling viewing.

I enjoyed the first season a lot but I think this second one is even better. By the end of the first season I was a bit worn out by the love triangles. In this series it is the triangulation of three news events which binds the series together. The main one is an American black op called "Genoa". The other two are Jim's trail of the Romney campaign and Maggie's disastrous trip to Africa. Tarantino-style, Sorkin traverses time, cutting into these stories in a non-linear way to show their impact on each other, the effects on the characters, and the implications for the network broadcasting Will McAvoy's show. It simultaneously puts the viewer ahead and behind of the game, depending whether Sorkin wants us to guess what has happened or to see how the characters uncover what we already know has gone on.

The other main reason I prefer this season is that the first one was dominated by five characters- Will, MacKenzie, Don, Jim and Maggie. Because of the familiarity built with these characters first time out, while their stories remain important, there is much more space to develop others. Personally I was delighted Neil, Dev Patel's character, and Sloan were given some great story lines, as well as some top comedy moments.

This was a great second helping of the Newsroom- script, acting, story-telling, and production were all top notch. I can't wait for thirds.
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The first season of The Newsroom was a sublime and compelling adventure into the world of a fictitious US TV news desk - dealing with actual events and issues - with the benefit of hindsight. It was utterly brilliant (perhaps with the exception of the unfortunate, line toeing & gung-ho "we got him" Bin Laden episode - against the grain).

The second season does not disappoint - in fact it is probably even better. We go deeper into the character dramas, having our previous knowledge to build upon and deeper and more thoughtfully into the news issues. We meet some great new characters and Jane Fonda provides us with some more wonderful scenes.

We are left in no doubt as to Aaron Sorkin's political persuasions - which is fine by me as I consider him spot on (enjoyment of Bin Laden death excepted).

A superb series. Cannot wait until the third, fourth, fifth ....
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A great second season of this terrific slow-burn show by Aaron Sorkin. The dialogue is superb, and the way the episodes shift around chronological time to tell the stories is really very clever and effective. Looking forward to Season 3!
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The best thing to come out of US TV since the West Wing. Can't wait for the third season!
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I really think series 2 is better then series 1 (and I enjoyed series 1 a lot). It has more of a focus around one issue that comes to a head at the end of the series and I love the fact that the episodes slip back and forth in time to fold this in. Non linearity seems to be the new black but it works well here. It's also much less preachy then series 1.
The episode "Newsnight with Will MacAvoy" is one of the best bits of TV I have watched in a long time. I could easily go back and watch that time and again and get something else out of it.
Great dialogue, great pace and just really, really smart. My attention never wavered the whole time, and I have the attention span of a fly.
If I have a critique, it's that I think the characters are sometimes clever devices for the smartness of the dialogue, rather then completely rounded, although they have enough charm to get away with it.
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Amazingly written, perfectly acted. A show that leaves you wanting to watch the next episode and makes you think, what are the questions we should be asking our politicians.

With this show, I don't feel like I'm watching actors on a set act out their lines, I feel like I'm immersed in this world. Like above that's how well acted and written this is. It's not just Jeff Daniels, the whole cast is stellar and on form.
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Revel in the wit, slick pace and humanitarian fight to present real news by eliminating the soundbite dross which pervades the media. Brought to life through the brilliantly drawn characters of Aaron Sorkin (West Wing) and the career changing turns of new small screen 'stars' who have developed the initial promise shown in season 1 and flesh out their roles without losing any of the energy and charm of the first season.
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In terms of style, this series is very like the West Wing: lots of hard-hitting reality, some lovely comedic moments, and great insight into the world of television and news broadcasting. You can watch this series on whatever level you prefer - whether that be for pure entertainment or as commentary on society. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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