One U.S. Supreme Court justice referred to Netflix as ‘Netflick.’ Another seemed not to know that HBO is a cable channel. A third appeared to think most software coding could be tossed off in a mere weekend.
We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on ‘The Daily Show,’ we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO.
The Newsroom has a new opening credits sequence. Gone is the soupy paean to venerable television newsmen of yesteryear, replaced by images of New York City, of workroom frenzy, coffee cups spilling on newspaper, the sometimes errant bustle of getting things done. Thomas Newman’s swooning music still plays over all this, but without the invocations of Cronkite and Murrow, the tune feels sprightlier, more darting and witty than heavy-handed. From the get-go, the second season of Aaron Sorkin’s much-derided (and rightfully so) HBO drama, which premieres this Sunday night, is advertising its new sleekness. Having shed the weight of all its grand intentions, Sorkin’s show is suddenly freed; it’s livelier and looser and, I daresay, likable.
Yes it’s true, Sarah Palin left FOX News this week. But don’t worry about Sarah. She’s like a cat, she always lands on her feet. … And she’s easily distracted by a laser pointer. … And she shits in a box in the kitchen.
You a– f—ed my best friend in the heart.
They’re becoming more Netflix-like.