Thursday, September 19, 2013

tv

For someone who doesn't watch tv, I have been watching a lot since I got back to 'Murica.  But it has been good stuff.  I got hooked on House of Cards and just watched the whole first season in a few days.  It was brilliant.  Total Shakespeare.  Kevin Spacey is a perfect Iago on Capitol Hill- a Caesar in DC.  It is dark, morbid and phenomenal.

Meanwhile, I just started watching The Newsroom.  Also brilliant.  It is by Aaron Sorkin, who did West Wing, and has the same frenetic pace and dialogue style.  It does to the Fourth Estate what Sorkin did to the Executive Office.  It offers a reverence to an institution as it could and should be.  If West Wing was liberal porn, this is journalist porn.


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