Jack Mirkinson: Here We Go Again
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Note: Do not read on if you have not seen the Season 2 premiere of HBO's "The Newsroom," titled "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers."
The first season of "The Newsroom" was not very good. Even cast members have described it as a "first draft" of the show.
So, apparently, the second season promises a big reinvention. I will say at the outset that, for the first episode at least, that deep cleanse is not much in evidence. Most of the show's biggest problems are still big problems. It is, however, a mild improvement on the depths the first season could sink to.
Let us dive, then, into the Season 2 premiere, "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers." (Lest you think all of Sorkin's grandeur has been curbed, that's a line from Shakespeare.)
We get the "change" message right at the top, as brand new titles replace the Edward Murrow-heavy ones of the first season. Now, we see more restrained images of teleprompters and people reading newspapers and spill
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