Sorkin's 'The Newsroom': What's the verdict?
June 25th, 2012
03:06 PM ET

Sorkin's 'The Newsroom': What's the verdict?

HBO’s new series from Aaron Sorkin, “The Newsroom,” sets us up to believe that TV news anchors establish the tone for national debate - good vs. evil and substance vs. fluff.

“Newsroom,” which premiered on HBO Sunday, revolves around the fictional TV network ACN, with Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) as the anchor of the primetime newscast “News Night.”

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HBO's 'Girls': Awkward, but honest
April 16th, 2012
09:34 AM ET

HBO's 'Girls': Awkward, but honest

When we first meet Hannah in Sunday’s pilot of HBO’s new series, “Girls,” she seems just as young as the title implies, shoveling food into her mouth at a fancy restaurant with her parents.

Two years post-college, Hannah’s still struggling to navigate the divide between kid and adult, and she gets a rude awakening at dinner when her mother bluntly announces they’re cutting her off financially. (“We can’t keep bankrolling your groovy lifestyle!”)

Her parents, both professors, are visiting her in New York City, but after their announcement she tells them she’ll be too busy to see them again before they leave - busy “trying to become who I am.”

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