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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2012 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   jerry ray   (Member)

"Criminal" and "What Doesn't Kill You" are both terrific scores by Alex Wurman.

Sadly...no release for What Doesn't Kill You.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Finally caught up with the second season; new variation on the opening theme!

Still enjoying this show on so many levels.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The original opening reminds me of something... Oh yes, Enterprise.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Brad Dorfman   (Member)

Really been loving the scores this season.

Johnny Klimek has really brought a great sensibility and sense of pathos to the season.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Really been loving the scores this season.

Johnny Klimek has really brought a great sensibility and sense of pathos to the season.


Didn't know he was brought on board for this season, love his film scores with Reinhold Heil of course. I hope a release will happen at some point!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

The original opening reminds me of something... Oh yes, Enterprise.

ENTERPRISE?????????
You must not be referring to STAR TREK:ENTERPRISE. I don't see any relation between that god-awful vocal (the worst Star Trek music in the history of the franchise) and the lovely instrumental opening of THE NEWSROOM. You must be referring to another ENTERPRISE. (unless you are referring to the visuals...in which case yes, the first 3 seconds of both shows feature a shot of Earth from space..otherwise, completely different.)

BTW, I don't like the second season version of NEWSROOM theme. It's definitely inferior to the original. Why try to fix something that's not broken?
I wish the scores were up to the quality of the theme anyway. Nothing has made an impression on me so far.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

BTW, I don't like the second season version of NEWSROOM theme. It's definitely inferior to the original. Why try to fix something that's not broken?

Clearly, HBO wanted something less mellow, more energetic and promising tension. The first season did not have the impact they'd hoped, and they were all over this season, to the point that they jettisoned much of the first four episodes already shot for it, at great expense.

That said, I agree, the first season version was superior in my opinion.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 12:03 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

BTW, I don't like the second season version of NEWSROOM theme. It's definitely inferior to the original. Why try to fix something that's not broken?

Clearly, HBO wanted something less mellow, more energetic and promising tension. The first season did not have the impact they'd hoped, and they were all over this season, to the point that they jettisoned much of the first four episodes already shot for it, at great expense.

That said, I agree, the first season version was superior in my opinion.


Oh, boy - they did? I liked the first season very much (a bit too soapy at times, but still great dialogue).

I definitely would be interested in a score release.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 12:24 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

BTW, I don't like the second season version of NEWSROOM theme. It's definitely inferior to the original. Why try to fix something that's not broken?

Clearly, HBO wanted something less mellow, more energetic and promising tension. The first season did not have the impact they'd hoped, and they were all over this season, to the point that they jettisoned much of the first four episodes already shot for it, at great expense.

That said, I agree, the first season version was superior in my opinion.


I liked it better as well. If the first season did not have the impact HBO had hoped for, it may have been that the dippy romance subplots detracted from the riveting newsroom segments, the interplay between staff and management, and the stellar performances (Waterston and Fonda not the least of that). The ensemble cast is one of the best ever, IMO. The souped-up new theme communicates nothing at all to me, whereas the original theme told me that something serious and worth paying attention to was about to take place -- which by and large was what happened. Too bad for that (the new theme, that is). The show is still pretty great, though.

 
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