I’ve done reaction posts throughout the series,
so check those out for endless picky detail :)
In general…well, it’s like how I watch Glee.
The characters have cores that I enjoy,
with frequent iffy inconsistent writing
that needs a lot of handwaves. There are moments
of comedy that’s real, and of triumph
that’s fun to watch (the news-desk parallel
to songs with dance and vocals that amaze).
And then I seek critiques online, and get
a visceral catharsis when I read
the issues torn apart with keen aplomb.
The series falls apart, and pretty often,
when looked at from a journalistic standpoint.
It isn’t “how we ought to do the news”.
The cast embodies flaws of current newsrooms
quite frequently, and other times invents
a whole new set. (“Hey, let’s put this kid’s face
and real name on TV, when he’s in
the middle of a war zone! Sounds legit.
Oh, wait, now he’s been kidnapped/held for ransom?
We’re crushed! How could we ever see that coming?
I guess that’s why it’s common to protect
a source’s true identity! Who knew?”)
So, yeah. That makes me mad. But I do love
the character of Sloan, and if I watch
the rest as if it’s Glee, it all works out.