Aaron Sorkin is undeniably a brilliant writer, but this show seems a lot like his previous big show, The West Wing, only set in a TV newsroom. Often the dialogue is far too clever for its own good and draws you away from the story itself, like a David Mamet screen play. On the other hand, as a print journo, seeing broadcast journalism in action fascinated me. There were lots of “ahhh, so that’s what they mean” and “ohhh, so that’s how it works” moments from me. Jeff Daniels’ anchor man is a well-cast and superbly written character, but less so was Emily Mortimer’s semi-hysterical executive producer. As a man, I obviously can’t claim to be a feminist, but I found her histrionic outbursts frankly insulting to womankind.
- My Tweets
"Doctor... Who? Pah! I am the Captain! Sherbet lemon? Now step into my wardrobe. What? Yes, of course it's smaller on the inside you blithering idiot!"-The Captain!
"There's Ed, Op Ed, Op and then there's this blog..."
"Well done son, keep it up!"
-The Captain's Mum
"People will think you're a nerd."
-The Captain's Dad
"I hate this!"
"I don't care."
"Who the Hell is 'The Captain' anyway?"
-"He is not an adventurer, rock star and supervillain with a penchant for G&Ts, C7H10N4O2 and insanely loud music. His exploits do not usually involve arriving just in time to save the multiverse (or thoroughly bugger it up) in a Vimana shaped like a wardrobe. And, contrary to the wanted posters, he is certainly not a multi-tentacled cyborg from the 27th dimension."- Anonymous
"Finally an honest review…great!"
-Shayne T. Wright
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