‘The Newsroom’ Season 2: Aaron “Sorkinism” Supercut Gets a Sequel
A few weeks ago, a profile of 'The Newsroom' and 'West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin emerged that portrayed the writer's complicated writing habits, which had actually cost the HBO drama an episode from its second season order due to costly reshoots. And while many 'Newsroom' detractors have previously pointed to a "Sorkinism" supercut that illustrated the writer's frequently recycled dialogue, the sequel version has us looking more forward to 'The Newsroom' season 2 than ever.
The latest rendition of the "Sorkinism" supercut actually includes examples from 'The Newsroom''s first season, while the original supercut had been popularized as a parody response to the writer's unique sense of dialogue. Among 'The Newsroom' additions to the video, supercut creator Kevin T. Porter includes footage of Sorkin himself delivering the 2012 commencement address to Syracuse University, borrowing a few of his own words in the process.
Porter specified that he created the video not to attack Sorkin's writing habits, but rather as a loveletter, one which Sorkin himself has come to appreciate:
Aaron’s been incredibly kind and gracious in my correspondence with him and so I owe it to him to do the same here (as if he needed my positive affirmation). Take it as criticism, don’t take it as criticism, it’s entirely up to you. My mindset is that it’s fun, it’s playful, and at worst it’s the gentle ribbing a little brother would give the big brother he looks up to and wants to be like.
Meanwhile, debuting on Jul. 14, the second season of 'Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' features appearances by ‘Justified‘ star Patton Oswalt as the fictional networks new vice president of human resources, Marcia Gay Harden as litigator Rebecca Halliday and Meryl Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer, as a reporter embedded within the Mitt Romney campaign. We know that much of season 2 will focus on the 2012 elections, but Sorkin added events such as Trayvon Martin, the Affordable Care Act, drones, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Muammar Gaddafi.
In the meantime, check out the incredible "Sorkinism" sequel above, and give your own thoughts on Sorkin's work in the comments!