'The Newsroom' Recap: It Doesn't Get Better

There appears to be an interesting critical split emerging around "The Newsroom." Reviewers -- including myself -- have mostly weighed in with negative assessments, while viewers have tended to praise the show much more fulsomely.

The split has seemed so wide, in fact, that I worried that I'd been too cynical and too hard on the show. But the second episode, "Newsnight 2.0," did not do much to bolster my hopes for "The Newsroom." To be clear: For a series with so many problems, both episodes have mostly held my interest throughout, and as with the pilot, there are frustrating glimpses of a better show lurking within the hour. It's too bad that show hasn't fully emerged yet. Read More...



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