Midway through the first episode of the third season of "The Newsroom," Mac McHale makes reference to Euripides and traditional three-act story structure. Going with that reference, the second season of the show felt very much like the end of Act Three, as the season finale played very much like a series finale. Because of that, the show really doesn't have much story left to tell, right?
I'm more forgiving of the show's fatal flaws than most are, probably because I enjoy dialog-heavy television more than zombie-slaying. But even the typical razor-sharp banter here wasn't enough for me to shake the feeling that I was watching a lame-duck show.