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So. I enjoyed that episode!

Not because it found a way to redeem the flaws of previous episodes, mind you. Or even because it avoided them. Rather, because it took them so comedically OTT that it was like the entire episode was airlifted in from a completely different show. The few times it tried to give Serious Speeches About News, you couldn't even take it seriously, because the rest of the action was such unadulterated crack.

And it was funny crack, too! Like, if you were pitching a comedy about the backstage antics of a screwed-up but plucky and irrepressible team of newspeople, this is basically the script you would sell it with. It was like 30 Rock for journalism. Like a series about backstage on The Daily Show, but taking place in TDS' fictional continuity, so everything is just as ridiculous backstage as it is on-screen.

I am aware that this is not at all how Sorkin was expecting viewers to feel, and episode 8 will probably take things back to normal, but it was definitely fun while it lasted.

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