Two New Shows We’ll Watch

…until we realize that they aren’t giving us anything they promised.

Stick with us on this. It’s the only way you won’t be disappointed.

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Aaron Sorkin Puffs Up Aaron Sorkin

…but it’s okay because he’s teaching us something, see?

How to Write an Aaron Sorkin Script, by Aaron Sorkin

by AARON SORKIN

A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing— when words won’t do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern. In the pilot of The Newsroom, a new series for HBO, TV news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) emotionally checked out years ago, and now he’s sitting on a college panel, hearing the same shouting match between right and left he’s been hearing forever, and the arguments have become noise. A student asks what makes America the world’s greatest country, and Will dodges the question with glib answers. But the moderator keeps needling him until…snap.

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COMMUNITY Scores; Creator not Invited to the Joy

Community Critics Choice TV Awards

Dan Harmon & Steve Levitan React To ‘Community’s Critics Choice Win

By NELLIE ANDREEVA

Community creator and recently ousted showrunner Dan Harmon took to Twitter to react to the show’s surprise best comedy series win at last night Critics Choice TV Awards and indicated that he was not invited to the ceremony. “Congrats,Community, and thank you, critics,” he wrote. “Sorry I was unable to have been invited!” Harmon was acknowledged onstage by Community star Joel McHale, who accepted the series’ first major award. “I want to thank Dan Harmon, who created the greatest show on television,” McHale said. read article

Raise Your Hand if You Love BREAKING BAD

…And tell us why.

by Larry Brody

 Today’s Big BREAKING BAD News is that the show won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards yesterday. Bryan Cranston won the “Best Actor in a Drama Series award” and Giancarlo Esposito won “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.” read article

LB Watches LONGMIRE

by Larry Brody

The Good:

  • Well written, also well-produced and well-directed
  • Well acted, especially by Bailey Chase and Katee Sackhoff
  • Nice looking blonde deputy of the female variety
  • It’s set in a locale we don’t see very often – Wyoming

The Not-So-Good: read article