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  •  It's also interesting how... (5+ / 0-)

    the only female character who doesn't get attention from guys is Olivia Munn's character, who is portrayed as the only non-ditz/non-vindictive b*tch, and is, by most standards, the best looking one of the bunch.

    •  I Don't Know Which Is More Unbelievable..... (4+ / 0-)
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      ...That the character has two doctorates in Economics, which is an example of another Sorkin trope (i.e., establish a female character with a ridiculous resume & then show them to be off or goofy), or that someone who looks like Sloan/Olivia Munn would not have a date on New Year's Eve.

      •  In addition to her two PhDs... (3+ / 0-)
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        didn't she also mention some sort of postdoctoral fellowship or something in last night's episode?

        •  Which.... (3+ / 0-)
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          Unless she graduated college at 16, doesn't make any sense at all, given her age & the time it takes to complete a doctorate program (5-6 years), let alone complete two of them.

          Although, a lot of the background info for the characters on this show doesn't really jibe with reality.

          For example, I believe it's in the pilot where it's explained that Emily Mortimer's MacKenzie McHale is the daughter of a UK ambassador, who is an American citizen because she was born in the United States.

          The only problem with that is Birthright Citizenship does NOT extend to the children of foreign diplomats born on United States soil (Slaughter-House Cases, 83 U.S. 36).

          •  Well... (3+ / 0-)
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            A lot of the foreground info for the characters on this show doesn't really jibe with reality either.

            ;-)

          •  To be fair (1+ / 0-)
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            lots of the course work could easily overlap and it is possible it would only take an additional 2 years to get the second.  A a fellowship can be for one year.

            The show is fixable, lets hope he knows what to do and makes the second series better.  I spend too much time calling the characters names of characters from SportsNight and West Wing, give them their own identities, and please give Alison Pill something good to do our just kill her off, it is painful to watch more than anything else in the show.  

            What would Bulworth do?

            by Progrocks on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 05:48:53 AM PDT

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    •  heh, oh really? (3+ / 0-)
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      non-ditz etc...what's the werd...L sumpin,  anyway...

      From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!...Langston Hughes

      by KenBee on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 10:25:12 PM PDT

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