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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Would really like to see a score release for this series, the opening theme is by Thomas Newman and his style sets the tone for the rest of the show which is quite outstanding! I'm up to episode 5 of season one (great Rudy tribute in that by the way) and already there's enough great music to fill an album.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

The opening theme and title sequence is the worst thing to happen to television in years, second only to The Newsroom itself. The score to the series in general is probably a close third.

Not even sure I'm being hyperbolic.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   voiced   (Member)

The opening theme and title sequence is the worst thing to happen to television in years, second only to The Newsroom itself. The score to the series in general is probably a close third.

Not even sure I'm being hyperbolic.


As much as i'd like to "deal with it" (as per your profile statement) that comment is about as useful as a kick in the balls!

So you don't like Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Newman, or is it simply because you don't appreciate well written and acted TV? Other than the excellently scored episodes, the use of Coldplay at the end of the 4th Episode was superbly placed and is one of the best moments of dramatic television in recent years.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   Hoffs-Drawlar   (Member)

I'll try and clear that up for you. You are being hyperbolic.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

The opening theme and title sequence is the worst thing to happen to television in years, second only to The Newsroom itself. The score to the series in general is probably a close third.

Not even sure I'm being hyperbolic.


Yes, I can see how a drama series centered around broadcasting and news coverage from the last two years is worse than say Jersey Shore and The Bachelor wink

I was actually surprised this show had such an elaborate opening credit sequence, as I forgot tv shows used to have those!

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

The opening theme and title sequence is the worst thing to happen to television in years, second only to The Newsroom itself. The score to the series in general is probably a close third.

Not even sure I'm being hyperbolic.


As much as i'd like to "deal with it" (as per your profile statement) that comment is about as useful as a kick in the balls!

So you don't like Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Newman, or is it simply because you don't appreciate well written and acted TV? Other than the excellently scored episodes, the use of Coldplay at the end of the 4th Episode was superbly placed and is one of the best moments of dramatic television in recent years.


I wish that it were well-written. It is well-acted in parts, but that matters little when the actors are made to act out some of the worst and most insultingly didactic and self-congratulatory dialogue in recent memory. Which is made worse by underscoring it with some of the schmaltziest music this side of an after school special. That's not to mention the appalling treatment and depiction of the female characters on the show.

The only superb placement of a Coldplay song would be somewhere at the bottom of the ocean.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

The opening theme and title sequence is the worst thing to happen to television in years, second only to The Newsroom itself. The score to the series in general is probably a close third.

Not even sure I'm being hyperbolic.


As much as i'd like to "deal with it" (as per your profile statement) that comment is about as useful as a kick in the balls!

So you don't like Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Newman, or is it simply because you don't appreciate well written and acted TV? Other than the excellently scored episodes, the use of Coldplay at the end of the 4th Episode was superbly placed and is one of the best moments of dramatic television in recent years.


I wish that it were well-written. It is well-acted in parts, but that matters little when the actors are made to act out some of the worst and most insultingly didactic and self-congratulatory dialogue in recent memory. Which is made worse by underscoring it with some of the schmaltziest music this side of an after school special. That's not to mention the appalling treatment and depiction of the female characters on the show.

The only superb placement of a Coldplay song would be somewhere at the bottom of the ocean.


Oh well, back to Fox News with you then...

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I do happen to really like Newman's main title for the show. Wurman does a fine job with the score for each episode week to week, in Newman's style, but most of the cues are so short I am not sure they would work well as a stand-alone listening experience. Of course, that's what my ex-wife always said about Thomas Newman's albums! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Rubyglass   (Member)

Oh well, back to Fox News with you then...

Because disliking the work of a centrist (at best) and incredibly sexist white man who seems to think that the world would be better off going back to the 1940s makes me a conservative? I don't think so.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I do happen to really like Newman's main title for the show. Wurman does a fine job with the score for each episode week to week, in Newman's style, but most of the cues are so short I am not sure they would work well as a stand-alone listening experience. Of course, that's what my ex-wife always said about Thomas Newman's albums! smile

That was seemingly the problem with the wonderful music from a previous Aaron Sorkin series, "The West Wing" (which I'm sure Rubyglass also hated). I'm not sure if the opportunities for longer cues are minimized by the pace of the dialogue or what, but while the music was terrific there just never seemed to be enough of it in any one place to make an album work. Snuffy did put together a brief suite (about 3 minutes) of some of the themes, which was included in the DVD set.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Oh well, back to Fox News with you then...

Because disliking the work of a centrist (at best) and incredibly sexist white man who seems to think that the world would be better off going back to the 1940s makes me a conservative? I don't think so.


Yeah, okay. Whatever. I'll grant you didactic at times, but the characters voicing the one-sided opinions usually get a dose of comeuppance in one form or another as things develop.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

'The Newsroom' is trying to be about 4 shows all at once, and Newman's theme is scoring the least of them. His theme is lovely, but credits (pictures and music) don't quite fit the show I'm watching, in my opinion.

I preferred this show when it was called 'Sports Night'. A modest show with modest goals, goals I feel were better met.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The only superb placement of a Coldplay song would be somewhere at the bottom of the ocean.

She's entitled to her opinions, but I'm extremely glad Rubyglass is on my ignore list. (Even if I do happen to agree with her on this point.)

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Some decent cues in episode 9 focusing on the mock debate, its outcome & Mackenzie. Good stuff!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

I like the series, but I don't like the theme, or the titles. They both seem like they're from a different show.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

The only superb placement of a Coldplay song would be somewhere at the bottom of the ocean.

HAHAHA! Well said, well said....

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

Oh well, back to Fox News with you then...

So if someone doesn't like this show, it must be because they watch Fox News? What a nice false dichotomy!

The political spectrum is a lot more broad than just liberal or conservative ideologies, nor are those two views necessarily mutually exclusive in all regards. Not that the media would ever present such a notion of course, much less allow for any political views that step out of what it deems permissible, i.e., only "left" or "right" opinions, to ever be given "serious" considerations or coverage.

Getting back to the topic -- did Thomas Newman just do the theme, or is he scoring the show as well?

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Brad Dorfman   (Member)

Oh well, back to Fox News with you then...

So if someone doesn't like this show, it must be because they watch Fox News? What a nice false dichotomy!

The political spectrum is a lot more broad than just liberal or conservative ideologies, nor are those two views necessarily mutually exclusive in all regards. Not that the media would ever present such a notion of course, much less allow for any political views that step out of what it deems permissible, i.e., only "left" or "right" opinions, to ever be given "serious" considerations or coverage.

Getting back to the topic -- did Thomas Newman just do the theme, or is he scoring the show as well?


He was credited with the main title theme and with scoring the pilot episode if I'm not mistaken.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

He was credited with the main title theme and with scoring the pilot episode if I'm not mistaken.

It sounds then like a similar set-up with SIX FEET UNDER (a show I've watched and love); he scored the theme and set the tone for the series. I can't remember though if he did the pilot for that one.

Is his music on this show his "typical" sound?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Alex's dad, Hans Wurman, made a great - classic music played on the moog - disc in 1970, "The Moog Strikes Bach", it was a real favorite, so if you're reading this Alex, any chance you can get RCA to release it on CD. Ta.

 
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