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 26 CEOIII, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 10:34:47 PM from Franklin, PA Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C
Just put "Big Bad: The Koch Brothers" and let the chips fall where they may.
I'm Charlie Owens, good night and good luck.
Put 'em in, I suppose, but I think they are just a motivational tool pushing Fonda's character to be the Big Bad. She is orchestrating the media smear campaign of her own news anchor. Pretty evil stuff.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 28 CEOIII, Tue, 24th Jul '12 5:21:02 AM from Franklin, PA Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C
Someone finish the analogy for me with this show:

Will:Keith Olbermann::Fonda's Character:?
I'm Charlie Owens, good night and good luck.
Books?
Yeah, I agree with Eddie. Leona is the Big Bad of the show, the Koch Brothers are the Big Bad of Real Life. I've been saying that for years, not that I'd ever list it on the site. From a storytelling perspective, knowing as much as I do about their politics and backroom dealings, the Koch Brothers are the closest thing Real Life has to a Big Bad right now. They terrify me.

~Duk
SPACE? LASERS? ROBOTS?
 30 Rose And Heather, Tue, 24th Jul '12 10:33:58 AM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
I'm with Eddie too. As much as I hate the Koch brothers (and oh boy, do I ever) they're not, from a storytelling perspective, the Big Bad of the show. (Just of American politics.) I agree, Leona seems to be the one shaping up to be that, although I do like that she's not an outright Card-Carrying Villain. Selfish, yes, but she's not doing it out of pure spite, and that makes her more believable IMO.

Also, can I just say that out of nowhere I burst into noisy glubbering sobs during the last ten minutes of "I'll Try To Fix You"? I thought the treatment of the Tucson shootings was some of the best work Sorkin's ever done. Just... wow. Intense and tearjerking and completely respectful of the woman herself. Amazing.

Mystical Monkey Master
The Koch Brothers are the Lex Luthor of the real world.
 32 gregyo, Tue, 31st Jul '12 12:36:37 AM from Austin, Texas
gregyo
Oh man. I love this show. My friends are now officially getting tired of me Gushing About Shows You Like.

Mystical Monkey Master
Fun fact: Olivia needed no training for the scenes where she spoke Japanese, she spent part of her childhood in japan and was a model for one of the groups in japan (another reason to love her).
The Undefeated
Is this show biased? I'm interested in this show but I don't want to watch a political soapbox.

edited 1st Aug '12 3:39:54 PM by Stevron

Sony fan here.
Not for you, then.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 36 Crimson Zephyr, Wed, 1st Aug '12 7:32:30 PM from New England Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The North Remembers
It's a show penned by Aaron Sorkin. Of course it's biased.[lol]
Talos guide you.
 37 Rose And Heather, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 9:30:43 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
If you don't want to watch a political soapbox, don't watch a Sorkin show. It's that simple.

So, has Sorkin figured out that the old news media isn't as important as he thinks it is yet? Considering the fact that the show is two years late (and of course preachy hindsight is 20/20) I guess he'll figure it out in 2014.

Well, the characters are employed by old media. Of course they will think it is more Serious Business than it probably is. I do think the idea that TV news is becoming more and more like a parody of itself is being addressed.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 40 Nicknacks, Sat, 4th Aug '12 9:12:16 AM from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
Considering the fact that the show is two years late

One year and counting. Counting down, that is. You've seen past the second episode, yes?
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I was using two years as a ballpark figure. I know that it's not at a constant present day-2 timeframe.

 42 vanthebaron, Sun, 5th Aug '12 9:52:44 PM from Carlyle, Il
Mystical Monkey Master
It's set a year and a half ago at the beginning so he doesn't run over the air date. I thought this was obvious.

edited 5th Aug '12 9:53:16 PM by vanthebaron

 43 vanthebaron, Mon, 6th Aug '12 2:13:56 PM from Carlyle, Il
Mystical Monkey Master
Oh Zod the B-Story, THE FUCKING B-STORY.
Mystical Monkey Master
Oh my fucking Zod. This episode.
 45 Nicknacks, Mon, 13th Aug '12 10:53:56 AM from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
I loved this shit out of this episode.

The last five seconds were basically a combo of two Brick Jokes hitting each other in midflight. (The earlier God rant coupled with the heat wave stuff).
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Mystical Monkey Master
NEAL YOU BRILLENT BASTARD, I LOVE YOU!
 47 Rose And Heather, Wed, 22nd Aug '12 7:17:34 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
SLOAN YOU SAUCY GENIUS, I LOVE YOU!!!

Seriously, I have fallen so hard in love with Sloan, Mac, Will, Don, and Neal it is ridiculous. And I also like Lisa. (Sadly, I could not care less right now about Jim and Maggie. Here's hoping Sorkin changes my mind.)

 48 Crimson Zephyr, Sun, 26th Aug '12 10:05:34 PM from New England Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The North Remembers
Good god, Jim and Maggie need to just fuck already. The Will They or Won't They? B-Plot just needs to get resolved. It's been sort of awkward.

OTOH, the way Reese gets owned was brilliant.
Talos guide you.
Loved this last episode. Completely agreed with the Taliban-Tea Party comparison. Also loved the hopeful note it ended on, with sorority girl's return and even Nina Howard possibly getting some character development and seeing the error of her ways. Now all we need is real news shows to follow the example.

 50 Rose And Heather, Mon, 27th Aug '12 8:00:59 AM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
My only coherent thoughts are "SLOAN AND DON OMG!!!" Which... yeah, not eloquent. But an accurate summation of my feelings on the matter.

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