"There’s no way he could be saying those lines seriously, so this must all be a joke and Maggie didn’t go out and have a worldly life-changing experience and probably just got her hair stuck in the garbage disposal while also trying to see if the garbage disposal would work as blender and mix up a batch of Kool-Aid."
This was the only part of Newsroom I saw last night, and I’m really glad.
Exploitation Theatre (The Newsroom)
There are truly so many things we love to hate about Aaron Sorkin’s horribly smug drama, but when he exploited Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’s violent shooting in order to give Will and the gang an uplifting moment (at the expense of NPR, no less), our mouths hit the floor. On the bright side, it prepared us for the ridiculously self-righteous material that follow in every episode thereafter.
6. Alison Pill (The Newsroom)
We’ve seen her in solid roles in good movies, so it pains us to watch her as the bumbling and idiotic Maggie on this show. Sure, starring in an Aaron Sorkin show on HBO sounded good on paper, but she’d be better off cutting her losses before people forget why she was ever appealing.
Naughty: MacKenzie (Newsroom)
She is utterly incompetent at her job, knows nothing about technology or finances and bullies Will in order to get anything at all done. And she hired Maggie, who is not all that much better. She’s terrible and gives women (not to mention executive producers) everywhere a bad name.