All I really have to say is the two main women on the show, Emily Mortimer and Allison Pill, are really loud, incompetent, and in raving, emotional hysterics this entire episode, while their men regard them with patient stoicness. World of Sorkin.
Olivia Munn debuted in this episode so I'll let her Twitter break the news:
What, what! Thank u SO SO SO much for watching!! "@HBO: JUST IN: HBO renews The #Newsroom for a second season."
Originally posted by John OrquiolaAll I really have to say is the two main women on the show, Emily Mortimer and Allison Pill, are really loud, incompetent, and in raving, emotional hysterics this entire episode, while their men regard them with patient stoicness. World of Sorkin.
Jeremy, on Dana, from Sports Night: "The result is an irresistable combination of brilliance inside the office, and something a little less than brilliance anywhere outside of it." Yup, that's what Aaron Sorkin likes, or at least what he likes to write, when it comes to women.
A lot of this felt like repurposed bits and pieces of SN, with the disastrous immigration segment being The Cut Man 2.0. While that was rather ridiculous--of course there will be plenty of experts available on short notice, because both sides want their spin out there and there are always Congressmembers looking for airtime, and if all else fails the Heritage Foundation will have someone for you--it was enjoyable enough. I'm such a SN mark that I marked hard when Maggie said "good show".
Boxofficemojo.com has Condemned finishing the weekend at about $4M, which I believe is actually quite a bit under what was projected (the projections I am finding look to be between $6M and $8M). It looks too much like a poor man's The Running Man to me.