you’re saying that no one expected to move into that office once Urich died?
Most of the staff are confined to cubicles, but this new bright-eyed cutie swoops in and essentially takes over Ben Urich’s entire corner of the paper? There is absolutely no way that several less-senior reporters aren’t spending their coffee breaks sobbing in an office supply closet over this move, or threatening to pack up and move to another paper.
It’s insulting to Iris to half-ass her supposedly meaningful career, and insulting to actual journalists to pretend that this is how journalism works.
(Not that is alone in this, but truly, Iris’s “career” is one of the worst depictions of fictional journalism.) In a recent episode, Iris discovers that Barry has seen her death a few months in the future (conveniently timed to the season finale, naturally).
But to wedge this into a season when Iris has never even gone to work makes it just lip service. Skill: 2 Realism: 6 On the one hand, Karen is essentially adopted by Ben Urich and groomed to follow in his footsteps.
Iris’s career is this lumpy sad chair sitting awkwardly in the corner, being dragged out when needs something to rest a snippet of plot on. ) She’s been saddled with a crappy blog, a should-I-date-my-editor-boss mini-plot, and now a sudden surge in her passion for journalism—none of which the show has bothered to develop believably. And once he gives her some much needed training, Karen turns out to be great at the investigation part of journalism.
The next few weeks will be the toughest for the series.
See more » The opening sequence of the first season featured Kerry, Kate, Bridget and Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed from the latter's perspective), the camera panning down to the doormat with the show's title, and finally Rory taunting the date.
Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes). I think this talk about "John Ritter is gone, the show is going to die! There is still Katy Sagal who is a wonderful comic actress in her own right, as well as a now established acting family at the show.
It’s just a little essay about Hell’s Kitchen being home or something. Skill: 6 Realism: 3 The most aggravating thing about Christine Everhart is that she contributes to a bothersome fictional trope: journalists who sleep with their interview subjects.
(Sure, this is technically true of Lois Lane in the DCEU, but that happens she writes her piece on Clark, not while it’s ongoing.) Which is annoying because it’s unethical from a professional standpoint, and also because we very rarely observe men who commit this same faux pas in fiction.