I enjoyed the first season but for Sorkin to pretend Will Macavoy is a Republican is very unbelievable. No where does he criticize Obama, no where does he say where government should be cut. He just goes after the Tea Party.
I agree with a lot of what was said in this last RINO episode but if I was a Republican and Macavoy was real I'd agree with Jane Fonda and say it's fine to disagree with the teapartiers but don't make it the single driving force of your show.
Also this idea that the MSM ignored the Debt Ceiling issue is incorrect. I remember it being big news. I don't recall Casey Anthony and Anthony Weiner being the only thing discussed on the news while America's economy teetered on the edge.
So there's definitely hyperbole going on in this show, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaining.
Maggie berating the Sex in the City Tour was hilarious, probably the one time of the season her character was actually somewhat interesting and/or likable. If I was Don, I'd dump her for Olivia Munn's character and if I was Jim, I'd stick with Lisa, she's more attractive and not nearly as neurotic.
Mackenzie is another bizarre character that seems like parody of a real international news person. Are we supposed to compare her to Christiane Amanpour? She comes off as socially awkward and weird. I wasn't a big West Wing fan but I've read that this is common in Sorkin's work. He tends to make the women characters on his shows headcases.
Anyway don't get me wrong, I'll certainly watch season 2. It's definitely a worthwhile hour of Premium Cable TV and another reason TMN/HBO is worth the $20/month.
Edited by Boges, 28 August 2012 - 07:53 AM.