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Emily Mortimer

'The Newsroom' Season 3 premiere recap, 'Boston'

'The Newsroom' Season 3 premiere recap, 'Boston'

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?

Well, yes.

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.