Examining The Newsroom with Film Crit Hulk

Will is joined once again by Film Crit Hulk of Badass Digest to discuss recent criticism of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom”, as well as discussing female characters on television in general and the values of geek culture.

Examining  the Newsroom with Film Crit Hulk (mp3 link)

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0:00 – 10:30 Gender and intelligence vs wisdom in Sorkin’s characters

10:30 – 20:40 The problem with hindsight and the “blogification” of Sorkin’s work

20:40 – 36:50 Comparing the Newsroom to Contagion, the trouble with the characters’ flaws and the kind of network the show is presenting

36:50 – 49:20 Sorkin’s other female characters, and assessing his defence

49:20 – 1:09:55 Storytelling in The Newsroom

1:09:55 – 1:20:00 – Strong female characters on TV

1:20:00 – 1:36:45 – Worth and criticism in geek culture

1:36:45 – We sound off with “Here is the News” by Electric Light Orchestra

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