The Newsroom

Season 2 Episode 7

Red Team III

12
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 25, 2013 on HBO
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

9.1
out of 10
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54 votes
  • "Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them

    9.0
    Did anyone picked up the resemblance at the episode 'The Christmas show from the late 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip'?



    I wish I could have more time to expand on this but it wraps up in the same style.



    Either way it is fantastic writing.
  • Good episode, great final scene

    8.0
    I've really liked this season of Newsroom, which fixed what to me was the fundamental flaw of the first season; it claimed to be about a news show, but was actually about an opinion show. In one of those rare moments when a show changes course exactly as I want it to (even though I'm the only person I've ever read complaining about this particular issue), this season has been all about the messy process of getting the news, and particularly about how one big story went horribly wrong.



    The entire season has been prelude to a disaster, and even thought we knew what the disaster would be, the way this episode showed the story unravel thread by thread was fascinating, even though one particular thread was melodramatic and highly unlikely, and the story contained the sort of smoking gun that the real story that inspired it, Operation Tailwind, did not, making for something less complex than real life. But dramatically it all worked great.



    But what made me feel the need to write a review of this particular episode was the last five minutes, where Jane Fonda comes in and gives a funny, breezy, passionate performance that makes me really want her to become more than an occasional guest star on this show. Go Jane!
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