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The Newroom season 2 episode 2 review: The Genoa Tip

Review Mark Harrison 23 Jul 2013 - 06:50

Was The Newsroom always this dull? Mark isn't captivated by this week's episode, The Genoa Tip...

This review contains spoilers.

2.2 The Genoa Tip

'Do you ever think Will might just be a douchebag?'

This week's quote is a pretty loaded question, and one that may have met with giggles from The Newsroom's less favourable critics. After opening the season on a foreboding note, the framing device of the deposition room gives way to a more sprawling narrative in this second episode.

Considering that we already know that the titular Genoa tip is going to play a big part in the season arc, it seems to play in the background of a very busy episode. But despite some very nice character development in this week's instalment, we also find the show falling back into some bad habits.

At the top of the episode,

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