Sorkin Brings The Best Dialogue On Television
This is also known as 20 Reasons we love Aaron Sorkin.
The first part of The Newsroom Season 2 finale, "Election Night, Part 1" was brilliant. Since the entire world already knows how election night will end, let's focus on something else: The amazing dialogue. Take a look at our favorite interactions from the episode. (And, yes, the first several interactions take place within the first two minutes of the show.)
"You aired a bad story."
"We aired a doctored tape in support of a fake report. The guy who doctored the tape is suing us. The woman who has always wanted to fire us won't let us resign. The unhappiest guy in the building is in charge of morale. We have gone to the zoo!"
"Reese is having a viewing party upstairs?"
(Will lights a cigarette.)
"Talk to me, too, sister!"
"Didn't you used to take showers with his chief of staff?"
"No news producer in America has had sleep."
"Come on! Six hours of live election coverage. For you and me that's like an orgy at a spa where there are college football games on TV and from the trees hang Christian Louboutins. All in your size, all different kinds. Heels like light sabers. Boots! Boots hanging from the trees."
"Listen up! We found these pictures today. This is China. People have their picture taken pretending to vote. In India, they're waving flags and having viewing parties to watch the coverage. In South Korea, they're watching an election map, a mock ballot box in Senegal. And that's our ambassador in Hungary having a pizza party. Our elections are the envy of the world."
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