It may be that Sam Waterson inhabits the character of Charlie Skinner the way Jerry Orbach took possession of Detective Lennie Briscoe of the original Law & Order and made it his own. I really enjoy the different sides of Charlie and I'm willing to bet that Waterson is having an absolutely terrific time playing him. The shame is that we have to wait until June to watch him again.
Just got up this AM and rewatched The Best of Charlie Skinner, just for fun ... and found the attached in the related videos. It's a different side of Charlie Skinner, a part of him that is as necessary as the amiable drunk. Indeed, I think it's the part that makes the amiable drunk work BETTER, never mind that it at least partially rounds out what is a wonderful character.
Well, if I didn't rewrite it more aimed at Francis I, it's because I don't know much about him, though there is some new dirt coming out more recently. It may be that when I learn more about ol' Jorge that I will be inspired to put something down which is more steered toward him, but for now, I think I'd like to leave my "Habemus Papem" piece as it is.
If you come up with something of your own about Francis, do let me know.
Found a video based on the words of Sam Harris and posted it here. I thought it was pretty profound, but I'm hardly getting any views on it ... and I wasn't sure you had seen it so ... have a look, please!
I've got three really good clips for you of The Newsroom, Joan:
We Meet Will McAvoy - Will McAvoy is the anchor for a CNN-like cable news network. He's been letting things slide for the sake of ratings lately, but the reappearance of an old associate/friend/??? at a roundtable discussion at a college stirs the pot ... more than a little!
McAvoy Lays It Out - With a new and young staff, Will McAvoy lays out for his audience that there's been a change in how things are done at their network.
We Interrupt This Program - It's an average day in the newsroom when something out of the everyday happens, and the newsroom goes to work on a breaking news story. It's worth noting, that the primary set for The Newsroom is FULLY FUNCTIONAL
Joan, if you like the West Wing (obviously), and you dig Aaron Sorkin's work (and you have HBO!), you should check out his new series, The Newsroom. It's excellent stuff. If you DON'T have HBO, I can steer you to some YouTube videos to give you a taste.