G-Man wrote: garcia meant the actress who plays the journalist in the US version is Rooney Mara's sister.
Reed John wrote: I thought she looks really good.
I found that new-fangled blog farm that she worked for to be really nauseating. It looked exactly like a Simpsons parody of how a new-hip-social-media-driven political media place would look. Unfortunately, it's probably accurate. I'm a little concerned that the show is trying to tell us that this is somehow better for democracy than the boring old print Washington Post (which the fictitious Washington Herald is supposed to be) because women get called cunts at the Post, whereas women of color are in charge at the Blog Farm. I'm all for inclusive hiring and promotion, and the Post is not the end all be all, but real news operations with editors and standards and what not are still better than a bunch of snotty kids right out of college cranking out their snarky blogs on their iPhone while sitting in a coffee shop.
imp wrote: The UK original was so over-acted as to be unwatchable, and the repetition of "couldn't possibly comment" was like a flat comedy punchline.
The way politicians took up the catchphrase as a broad appeal in-joke suggested that there wasn't anything especially discomfiting for them in the series.
There are lots of implausibilities in the show, which is fine, because it is fiction. I found the website editor's instruction, "Don't show me your copy before posting", preposterous. If you hire someone with a profile working the political beat, you at least want to check that there are no possible legal issues.
Yes, that was wank, wasn't it? Unless the director's main aim was to get sued out of existence as quickly as possible.
I have one more episode to go. It's undeniably getting slightly silly now but I've enjoyed it overall.
Agree with Reed that the bloke playing the tortured skinhead congressman is exceptional. I'd never heard of him before.
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