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    • "Nike 4"" Woven Shorts " / Sports Clothing / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      24.05.2016 16:48

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      If you got them flaunt them

      I have great legs. Not even Bettyboo 47 has my pins. Hell, not even fashion model Kissme2070 (Peacocks and Matalan casual range) can live with my sculptured thighs and fetlocks. This means I look great in shorts and women ogle me up and down. Hey, what can I say? And its not genetics. I had to work hard for these babies! I ran long distance at a very tender age (youngest ever to complete the Northampton Marathon at 16-years and 340 days!) and that gave me enough stamina to play other sports quite well so excellent hybrid footballer thighs. Let’s just say my trophy cabinet is packed like my trunks! Ok, that’s stray seaweed in my trunks. Alas the top half has lapsed a bit over the year so no photos of the pec’s girls. And as those girls with great legs will tell you - they can wear any length clothing and the legs still look amazing to flatter the body and bottom. Ok, I have nice bottom to. Only those Mexican ‘cholo’ length shorts (the ones that only show your ankle gang tats) don’t look cool on me. I’m a little old to wear really short shorts now and would feel like one of those old rockers from the sixties that die their hair and still wear the same jeans, mullet and cowboy shirt they did in 1974. I’m not saying I have a gut or anything but at some point you have to say I’m too old for that look. Jeans and leather jacket is my thing.

      I like the cargo shorts that come down to the kneecaps as they have lots of pockets for your phone and wallet and stuff. But the material is thicker so best for cooler days. On the hotter days I go for shorts like the Nike ones here that are a much thinner cotton mix but sacrifices pockets so to stay airey. This pair has two deepish pockets at the front and one Velcro one at the back. Sadly Eastern European mass migration has bought the return of the dipper/pickpocket to our big cities and so you need pockets that seal up or tight so you can feel any intrusion. I had to give a guy an elbow the other day going for my phone. I know how I will be voting on June 23rd. Alas the thinner material mix causes more sweating and chaffing around the upper inside thigh and so soreness. Always best to rotate your shorts guys and girls.

      ===Shorts etiquette===

      10-21 degrees - cargo shorts
      22-27 degrees - cotton shorts
      28-38 degrees – 1990 football speedo length shorts

      Now I have been accused of waffling on here on one or two of my reviews but there is a reason. A lot of us are put off reviewing certain products as we don’t feel there is enough to be said about them to justify the review. We feel guilty about it. And if we do write the 250 words that are perfectly reasonable we will get voted down with lower grades. Let’s be honest guys a pair of shorts is a 300 word review at best. I really do feel guilty about writing less than 700 words. Can’t help it. I want to earn my corn so it has meaning writing it.

      Like I said these are a nice thin and cooling material and fit just right. I am a 33 waist but a 32 flexi waste won’t be a problem. These are not button or zip up. The length is just above the knee. It’s not too baggy around the groin and feels tailored. I don’t like too much flapage on my shorts. You are getting into old man territory there when they get too baggy and flarey. There are no belt loops on this Nike pair I have. There is also no visible Nike swoosh on this pair although I prefer that as I hate branding. Nike has lots of variants of shorts of course. They maybe knocks offs though. They do feel like the authentic product though. Stitching is good and no threading wear yet after one years use. No wear on the gusset or the backside. As we all know the wearer of the shorts is the last to know there is a small hole in the backside, where most of you think I talk out of. Over to you Bentley…;-)

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    • Apple iPhone 6 16 GB / Smartphone / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      24.05.2016 14:41
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      • "Large screen"
      • "Easy to use "
      • "Very responsive "

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      • "Not very compatible "

      A good phone if you can get over the lack of compatibility with non Apple

      I bought the iPhone 6 as my main personal phone and have used it for around a year. I must confess to being a serial iPhone user (much to my husband's disgust!) having had the iPhone 3, 3S and 4 before the 6.

      The iPhone 6 is a good phone and is a significant step up from previous iPhones. It has a slim, ergonomic design with curved corners and very little wasted space. The screen is a very usable size yet the phone is not so large as to not fit in your pocket.

      One of my favourite things about the iPhone is its responsiveness. I have yet to see or use an android device that feels as responsive when swiping or scrolling. I am not particularly tech savvy and I find that iPhone very intuitive to use. The large colourful icons and logical organisation make it easy to navigate. It is also very simple to import several email accounts and online calendars meaning that all of your email correspondence can be within a single 'Mail' app. I don't use the iPhone for gaming a great deal but mainly for browsing the Internet and keeping in touch. For these tasks, it works really well.

      When I do use the device for music and other media however, it frustrates me. The lack of Apple compatibility means that trying to move music between a desktop PC and the iPhone for example is not easy. It can be done but requires a lot of messing about with iTunes. Comparing that to an android phone which can simply be plugged in and used like a USB stick, the iPhone does not come out favourably.

      I do like the iPhone and have been very happy with it but I must confess to getting a bit tired of the compatibility issues.

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      24.05.2016 10:51
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      • Comfortable
      • "Open shape for older baby"
      • Safe

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      • "Very upright "
      • "Difficult to clean"

      A good buy for an older baby


      I bought the Maxi Cosi Pearl as a second car seat following the use of the Maxi Cosi Pebble. My daughter turned out to be huge (referred to by my husband as 'sumo baby') so grew out of the Pebble and into the Pearl at six months. Luckily by that stage, she was already sitting up confidently and could support her own back and neck. Although the Pearl does offer neck support, the seating position is much more upright than the Pebble so the baby needs to be able to sit up to use it. Because of the upright position, I've found that when my LO goes to sleep, instead of resting her head on the sides, it lolls forwards with her chin on her chest. Although that looks horribly uncomfortable to me, she doesn't seem bothered by it. She is at least still able to sleep in the car which is good!

      The shape of the Pearl lends itself much more to the routine of having an older baby. Although it can be clipped in and out, the design of this car seat lends itself to being left in the car. Because the shape is more open than the Pebble, the baby can be lifted in and out fairly easily. The curved shape makes it quite comfortable including on the lower legs which hang over the front. Unfortunately some of the fabric sections cannot be removed to be washed so often require a bit of sponge cleaning.

      I am pleased with this car seat and would buy it again. It has a good safety rating which is why we bought it.

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      24.05.2016 10:27
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      • "Clicks in and out"
      • "Cocoon shape"
      • Compact

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      • "Not as suitable as the baby gets bigger"

      Great for newborns


      Expecting my first baby and knowing very little about having a child, Maxi Cosi was a brand that I'd heard of. A huge number of people seemed to have Maxi Cosi car seats so to be perfectly honest I didn't really consider any other product. Having said that, after using it for eight months, I don't think I'd buy anything different given the opportunity.

      The Maxi Cosi pebble is a compact car seat designed for newborns. When bought in combination with the ISOfix base or the Two Way Fix base, it can be clipped in and out of the car using the push of a button. Because I frequently wanted to lift the seat out of the car with the baby in it, I found this an excellent feature. The cocoon shape of the car seat offers plenty of support with an additional shoulder height cushion for extra padding. I confess that I didn't read the manual properly and this was not mentioned when we purchased it: the handle is designed to act as a roll cage in the event of an accident so must be locked in the outward position when travelling - something that we only found out about a month in. The fabric in the car seat is not removable so I found that we did a lot of sponging out baby spit up, especially in the early days.

      In theory, this car seat can be used until the baby weighs 13kg and whilst their head remains below the back height of the seat. Because our baby turned out to be huge and very heavy (!) she grew out of the Maxi Cosi pebble at around 6 months. She had not quite reached the height and weight limits but I found that because of the cocoon shape, it was getting very difficult and putting a lot of strain on my back to lift her in and out. Also, when she began to want to move her arms and legs around more, I don't think she liked the constricted shape of the newborn car seat style. Of course, the primary consideration was safety and she had also reached the recommended size for the next stage car seat.

      I would highly recommend the Maxi Cosi pebble as a newborn car seat but it does have its limitations as the baby grows towards the upper end of the height and weight range.

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      24.05.2016 09:58
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      • "Easy to read"
      • Accurate

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      • "Tips over easily "

      Reassuring quick temperature guide for a baby's room

      The GroEgg was one of those products that was recommended to my husband and I by other new parents. Having done the NCT classes and been told we needed to monitor the temperature of the baby's room, we decided to go ahead and get one.

      The GroEgg is designed to sit on top of a bedside table or similar, somewhere that you can see it from a distance. As other reviewers have said, it is a little unstable so I do find that I knock it over a lot.

      The real advantage of the GroEgg is the way that you can instantly tell whether the room is the right temperature from a distance. The egg glows different colours depending on the temperature, for example yellow shows that the temperature is between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius (recommended temperature for babies). Although the colours for 'hot' and 'very hot' (red and orange) are a little similar, the other colours are all very distinct.

      When we first set the egg up, I thought that the temperature readings were inaccurate (I was surprised by how warm it said the room was). I borrowed a traditional thermometer and set the two up alongside each other and the GroEgg was spot on every time I checked.

      This product is a great way to quickly check the temperature of a baby's room particularly when you are bleary eyed during those 4am feeds. I found that it informed me when I needed to dress baby in an extra layer or crack the window open to let the room cool down. Very helpful for a first time mum!

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      24.05.2016 07:42
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      • "Very sensitive to movement "
      • "Easy to use"
      • "Gives peace of mind"

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      • "Cable is too short"

      A brilliant product to give parents peace of mind

      My husband and I made the decision to buy the Angelcare AC300 Movement Monitor when I became pregnant with our first child. I know that mattress monitors existed because my parents had bought one when I was a baby, although back then they were much harder to come by and much more pricey. This Angelcare device came highly rated as a mattress sensor. (Please note that this is not a sound or video monitor so you'll need to buy one of those separately.)

      The product consists of one sensor pad which is connected to a controller by a cable. The controller then plugs into the wall. When setting up the pad, you place it under the mattress at the base of the cot. It needs to sit on a solid surface so if your cot has a slatted base you will need to buy a piece of hardboard around 30 x 30 cm to rest underneath. The controller needs to be put on a surface (e.g. Bedside table) theoretically 1.5m away. When we set ours up we found that the cable is not really long enough to make this possible once you have accounted for going under the cot and around the surrounding furniture. Ours is set up around a metre away and seems to work fine.

      When you put the baby into the cot you switch on the device and the controller flashes red once then starts to flash green sensing movement. If it doesn't sense movement for 15 seconds the red light flashes once as a warning then repeatedly as a beeping sound starts. I have found that I often forget to turn it off for those dreaded night time feeds (eight months and still not sleeping through!) and the warning beep gives just enough time for me to get to the controller to switch it off before the alarm goes and completely freaks the LO out.

      The pad is very very sensitive. We have ours under a full thickness mattress and the Sleepyhead mattress on top of that and we have never had a problem with it not sensing baby's breathing. Because of the Sleepyhead, my LO cannot roll off the pad easily but I imagine that if we only had the cot mattress, that might be a problem.

      To be honest when we bought the Angelcare Movement Monitor, I assumed that the controller would be wireless and I could carry it around with me. Because it's not, you do need a sound monitor as well to be sure of hearing it.

      This product does work consistently and definitely gives peace of mind.

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      23.05.2016 23:42
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      • "Leaves hair smooth"
      • "Lovely smell"

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      • "Very expensive"
      • "Greasy conditioner if not careful"

      Decent products but not worth the money

      The Joico K Pak Colour Therapy products were recommended to me following a cut and colour at my local salon. My hair dresser explained that the K Pak Colour Therapy shampoo and conditioner can help to keep a colour vibrant for longer as well as improve the condition of the hair so I decided to give them a go. Both the shampoo and conditioner had been used at the salon during my appointment and I then purchased a twin pack of the shampoo and conditioner for £24.50 to continue the benefits at home.

      I enjoyed using both the shampoo and conditioner which definitely feel luxurious, mainly because you get the smell of the salon every time you wash your hair. To be perfectly honest though, I'm not sure that the effects were massively different to when I use my normal products (Aussie Colour Mate). The conditioner did leave my hair feeling soft but I don't think the level of softness was significant enough to warrant the difference in cost. You also have to be very careful when applying the K Pak conditioner not to put it on the roots as it can easily leave the hair feeling quite greasy. I purchased the K Pak Colour Therapy products as a bit of a treat but if they'd been hugely superior to my normal shampoo and conditioner, I could have been persuaded to keep splashing out on them. As it is, I don't think that I'll be buying them again even on the recommendation of the hairdresser

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    • TCP Antiseptic Liquid / First Aid / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      23.05.2016 22:02
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      very good product to keep any cuts clean.

      Call me a bit strange but I like the smell.I have always kept this in my first aid kit as I personally think it does a better job than a simple antiseptic wipe.I often keep some in my car given the nature of my job its very handy to have.I have also noticed that this can work for sore throats by inhalation but thats perhaps a personal remedy.

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    • GHD Mk4 Straighteners / Hair Care / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      23.05.2016 15:36
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      • Light
      • "Suitable for curling"
      • "Heat quickly"
      • "Excellent for thick hair"

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      • "Pricey "

      A fantastic pair of straighteners for both straightening and curling!

      I am an absolute GHD convert having been using various versions of these straighteners for over ten years. My hair is fine but there is a lot of it so can take a long time to style. The MK4 GHDs make both straightening and curling incredibly easy. The high level of heat they produce means that when straightening hair hair section by section, you only need to go over it once or twice, speeding up the process. For me styling lasts a whole day, although hair needs to be restyled the following day.

      The GHD MK4 straighteners have a few different features that make them easy to use. The red light shows that the power is on then flashes to tell you that the straighteners have heated up and are ready to use. They heat up in seconds meaning that there is no waiting around for them to be ready. The straighteners are fairly light and are ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. I'm left handed and find these straighteners no problem to use at all.

      Curling using straighteners does take a bit of practice to get right. The GHD MK4s are the easiest to use when curling that I have tried. Because the plates extend right to the edge, curls come out smooth, free of any ridges. I no longer use a curling iron at all, only these straighteners.

      I know that the GHDs are fairly high up in the price range but they are well worth the money. I would most definitely but another pair.


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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      23.05.2016 14:12
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      • "Quality - Pc well built."
      • "Communication as to state ofthe order was fantastic"
      • "Easy interface"

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      Top notch. Highly recommended.

      Highly recommended. The interface ofthe website was easy to navigate and understand. I can have no qualms with the quality of the build. Everything was in place and was how you would expect, and the cables were tidily kept in the case.

      During the build process I was kept well informed both on my account on the site and also through e-mail updates, so I was never left wondering what was going on.

      The website in general was fantastic for the range of choice and compatability checks, ensuring that you get exactly what you want with as little hassle as is possible.

      The site also gives you details ad to which member of staff has dealt with which aspect of the build, which is fantastic. If there are any issues you know who is accountable (There were no issues whatsoever with mine!)

      The packaging of the PC was also fantastic, with safety precautions taken at every turn. Packed in tightly, along with extra foam inside of the pc to ensure that the individual parts don't get bumped and jolted along the way. Having had my pc for a week now, and it being in use almost constantly, I have had no issues whatsoever. Performance is as you would expect from the specs, there have been no overheating issues, no failures.

      The price was extremely competitive here too. Considering the time and testing that goes into it I was extremely impressed with the price. I could barely have done it cheaper myself even with the man hours.

      In short. 5 stars. Highly recommended. Great work.

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    • The Newsroom - Season 1 (DVD) / TV Series / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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      23.05.2016 12:54

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      • "Bit lefty"

      The West Wing is back...well almost.

      Star – Jeff Daniels
      Genre – Drama/Comedy
      Run Time – 12 x 55 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – USA
      Golden Globes – 2 nominations
      Emmys – 1 Win and 3 nominations
      Awards – 9 Wins & 29 nominations
      Amazon – £14.99DVD (Blue Ray £15.99)
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      To me The West Wing is the greatest TV boxset ever made. It was the first time I realized that I may be smarter than I had ever hoped. Ok, good TV and film makers like to make the audience feel smarter than they are as it makes them buy into the product more by massaging their ego but Aaron Sorkin’s political drama about a Democrat Whitehouse was something very different that really gripped me and my politics back then. I got The West Wing. It was clever, made you use your brain to fill in the gaps and sexy and smart and didn’t stop to let you catch up. It also tired you out racing around those corridors and trying to keep up with the snappy quipping dialogue. When I watched the last episodes of season six I was genuinely sad it was all over.

      Liberal to the core Sorkin refused huge offers to do a Republican Whitehouse version as he would rather spit on his grandmother’s grave than give the right a voice. No TV show ever really gives a right wing opinion as it’s considered unpalatable to advertisers and our morals. Sorkin never quite found his voice and stage after that. He made this really good show called ‘Studio 60 on Sunset’ about a Saturday Night Live style production but the Network cut that after one just series. If you get a chance to rent it on Sky or something do it as it’s good. He also did a show called Sportsnight before the West Wing, which The Newsroom is an obvious hybrid of. But in his heart The West Wing is still there and so he decided to combine the two with The Newsroom, behind the scenes drama at a 24 hour rolling news cable station that’s even more liberal than President Bartlett’s Whitehouse. That takes some doing.

      Sorkin first came to my attention with The American President, a surprisingly smart and sexy romance between Michael Douglas and Annette Benning in the same Whitehouse, a film and premise succeeding because of the writing and screenplay. He also wrote A Few Good Men with Tom Cruise, Charlie Wilsons War with Tom Hanks and Moneyball, the revered American institutions at the heart of most of his work. He also wrote and won his only Oscar for the rather tedious Social Network.

      The Newsroom takes a big swipe at commercial rolling news and why America has become so cynical with the news and stopped telling people the truth. But as he already told us – ‘we can’t handle the truth’. Donald Trump is the result of that cynicism allowed to fester. The real appeal of this one is it used real news stories around the time it was being made and dissected the truth of them on screen, like the death of Bin Laden and the shooting of congresswomen Gabriel Gifford. It’s a great idea for a TV show.



      ===Cast===

      Jeff Daniels ... Will McAvoy (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Emily Mortimer ... MacKenzie McHale (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      John Gallagher Jr. ...Jim Harper (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Alison Pill ... Maggie Jordan (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Thomas Sadoski ... Don Keefer (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Dev Patel ... Neal Sampat (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Margaret Judson ... Tess Westin (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Adina Porter ... Kendra James (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
      John F. Carpenter ... Herb Wilson (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Thomas Matthews ... Martin Stallworth (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Trieu Tran ... Joey Phan (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Charlie Weirauch ... Jake Watson (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Wynn Everett ... Tamara Hart (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Riley Voelkel ... Jenna Johnson / ... (15 episodes, 2012-2014)
      Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing (14 episodes, 2012-2014)


      ===Plot===

      Popular primetime news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) of the fictional New York cable news channel CAN has an epiphany on stage during a Q&A event and tells it as it is, earning him a two week forced break from his boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) for being ‘tired and emotional’, his outburst of ‘the truth’ put down to medication he is taking for a shoulder injury. Back at the news station it sparks an idea that as they are a news station why they don’t actually report the news, instead of what they had been doing, manipulating the news and information dumbing it down to draw a bigger audience so to please the advertisers and bottom line.

      Will is pulling the station in big bucks doing what he is doing but prepared to risk it all to tell the news how it used to be…with integrity and facts, and not to please your political party affiliates and corporations you are tethered to. Charlie likes the idea and skillfully builds a new news team for Will to work with, including his sexy ex girlfriend Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) as his producer, which he isn’t aware of yet. As the manager of the project McAvoy will have to sign off on that and he is not best pleased.

      As the team is pulled together one or two are reticent to be involved, like thirtysomething producer Don Keefer (Thomas Sadoski), who moves to 10 O’clock to protect his career. Cute intern Maggie (Alison Pill) is dating him but she soon develops crush on new younger producer successor, Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) as the show gets underway.

      The ratings quickly drop 15% of their new show Newsweek as the audience are used to celebrity title tattle stories and more cynical biased news and so switch over for that. But some stories do hit home as they set about attacking the Tea party and defending Obama. The Republicans are simply not going to give Obama a chance. Not because he is a Democrat but because he is black. Will is a Republican but not a card carrying one and gets into the rhythm of telling the truth for once and extremely empowering for all the news team. But when Charlie is called up to the top floor to explain the drop in ratings to his boss Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) and her son and number two Reese Lansing (Chris Messina) their jobs are on the line. Reese is very much a ratings chasing executive and wants them to say what’s needed to get the numbers back up but Leona more about keeping the numbers high enough so the station can simply function. She wants McAvoy to back off the GOP party (The Republicans) because their friends are slowly cutting business with the station, the Koch Brothers their biggest sponsors. For Will and his team they have to find a balance or he will be fired and Newsweek dead in the water.


      ===Results===

      It’s not the West Wing and vomitly left wing but still a good and intelligent watch. Series two will be my next Christmas present I will be asking for. Yes there is rather too much inter office romance going on and pro Democrat stuff but it’s smart and sexy and gripping enough to go with. The concept here of exploiting real news stories with a fictional narrative in the show works really well and executed well. Although the Newsweek show is supposed to be politically neutral and come across that way it’s very much more of Sorkin and his writing team crusading and attacking the GOP. In politics the right make the unpopular decisions that have to be made and so lose votes and the left pick up those votes by contesting those decisions, whether they agree with them or not. You see that in the migrant crisis here with Labor poking the Tories over their inability to stop the flow but Labor know the only way to stop the flow is an uncouth right wing approach of a rifle but to the ear by a Turkish Navy sailor, reducing the flow to Lesbos to almost zero.

      The relationshippy stuff is there to draw a female audience so young professional couples can sit down together to watch the show eating their allergen free food although that demographic just as likely to watch Jersey Shore, something Sorkin doesn’t want to explore. Irreverent TV shows are popular because lots of demographics enjoy that irreverence to relax. Good points are made on the way American news is delivered and that people watch the version of news they want to believe in that matches their political views, why they have so many cable stations in the US, why thye have Fox. Their news is far more subjective than hours. Donald Trump could not get the traction he does without that commercial set up. Trump doesn’t believe the guff he is spouting and simply reads out the piece of paper his advisors pass him as he and those advisors understand the market. Trump getting lots of rednecks to wave American flags in support isn’t much use come voting day as they tend not to vote, or legally allowed to. He will soften those controversial comments and move to the center as we near the August conventions and the November election. Poor old Hillary Clinton has a bigger problem as she has to get men to vote for her and those women that won’t vote for her because she having to behave like the strong woman she needs to be to get any votes at all.

      The series is smart, sexy, funny and involving. The familiar to-and-throw Sorkin dialogue is there –and annoyingly so at times – and sometimes it does get a little too patriotic and sickly but if you can reassure yourself by keeping the sickbag near you will enjoy this. Some of the characters look familiar and you could easily match them up with his previous work and The West Wing. He gives all the audience a favorite. Jeff Daniels is extremely charismatic and smart in the lead and England’s Emily Mortimer fabulous as the sexy but smart and funny authoritive female lead and presence. There are some token ethnic American characters washing around the newsroom, including our very own Dev Patel (Asians never seem to get any big roles in Hollywood or American TV) but it seems to work. Olivia Munn as the female newscaster us an extremely sexy women on screen. Would Sorkin be brave enough to cast a black newsreader in the lead role, and is he surrendering to the right wing attitudes and politics he is railing against in the show by casting the very white Daniels id another question not asked. But, ultimately, the problem with US TV is the right wing version of this, or, indeed, any other political drama would simply not be made and that is the true hypocrisy here.


      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 8.6/10.0 (72,467votes)
      Rottentomatos.com –46% critic’s approval

      ===Trailer===


      ===Special Features===

      -Audio Commentaries –

      Various on each of the four discs


      -Mission Control: Behind the set-

      A look at the impressive set of the newsroom


      -Round Table: A look back-

      The writing team and cast look back at the show and discuss the ups and downs and what they were trying to do.

      - Inside the Episodes -

      Each disc has a little extra on what the episodes were about.


      ===Critics===

      USA Today –‘But it's a wonderful, witty, erudite territory and I, for one, love visiting. When it doesn't drive me crazy’.

      Quickflix –‘ Speechifying, crusading characters and high drama are acceptable when the future of the free world is at risk; less so when it's the future of an 11pm cable news show’..

      The NY Post –‘ We'll grade Newsroom on the curve, because the promise is still there’.

      We Got This Covered –‘Frustration is the overwhelming feeling coming out of watching the entire first season of The Newsroom’.

      The Mail –‘.Ultimately, no one appears more deluded than Sorkin. His Will McAvoy is an insufferable blowhard, but the show spends most of its energy trying to convince us he's a saint’.

      San Francisco Chronicle –‘ The format still has to work as a credible human drama. The fact that it doesn't entirely do that keeps Sorkin's message from being as effectively delivered as it could have been’.

      NY Times –‘Newsroom is both entertaining and irritating. The info is important and good, but the quipping banter with which it's delivered, isn't’.

      LA Times –‘That transcendent mixture of confidence and fear, of humility and clear-eyed self-assessment, evident in so much of Sorkin's other work, is what turns a sermon into a work of art. And that is precisely what is missing here’

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      23.05.2016 12:32
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      • " easy to spec as we wanted"
      • "Great PC"

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      • None

      Great product, exemplary customer service!

      Really easy to use website, I could spec my pc as I wanted very easily.

      Brilliant communication from order to delivery with regular updates.

      Will definitely use this company again.

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    • Warren Evans / Highstreet Shopping / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      23.05.2016 09:53
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      • Friendly
      • Efficient
      • Helpful
      • "Prompt Delivery"

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      Great product, great price and outstanding delivery from Warren Evans.

      Have just had a great shopping experience from Warren Evans,from choosing my bed, to arranging delivery and to actual delivery, Warren Evans were outstanding. I can not recommend them highly enough!
      My bed has just been delivered and all thanks to Gary & Balazs from Team H who have ensured that my bed was delivered exactly on time and who have just installed it in the bedroom. What a pleasure to deal with such helpful, efficient and courteous people.
      Once again thank you Warren Evans, I now know where I will be getting my next bed from!

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      23.05.2016 09:44
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      • "friendly customer service"
      • "great performance"
      • "great price"
      • "Fast delivery"

      Disadvantages

      • "would be great if there were benchmarks"

      A+++++++ can't recommend enough, you will get the laptop of your dreams.

      Laptop came within 7 days exactly as described. Great value for money with fantastic performance for the price. As I opted for the second hard drive bay rather than the disc drive I had to disassemble the laptop in order to insert my own SSD - at first I was a bit tentative since it was brand new and wasn't just a matter of popping open a hatch, so I went on the website and talked to one of the customer service team who were supposed to be solely for pre-sales. Ashley was extremely helpful and tried to guide me through the process, but when I got stuck he sent me the user manual for the laptop and it was easy as can be.

      I've already started recommending the site to friends, with a budget of £800 I looked around for months for the right laptop, and after stumbling across PC Specialist it became apparent that you simply can't beat them for price and performance. I was unsure whether the laptop would deliver, but it can play Fallout 4 no problem at all which is a pleasant surprise. People have mentioned the laptops finish attracting a lot of finger marks, which I guess is true, but I personally am a massive fan of the matte finish, and the finger print scanner (which I never thought I'd use) is great - quite a novel way to log in, and it worked very well. Yet to discover any faults so far, but feel like I'm not going to any time soon.

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      23.05.2016 03:22
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      • "Have a more supportive insole "
      • "Keep structure better"
      • Warm
      • Comfortable
      • "Better than UGGs"

      Disadvantages

      • "Not great for walking too far in"

      Warm shoes which are better than others in the market

      What are they?

      Emus are widely regarded as the main alternative to UGG boots and they area very similar style and shape. They have a similar (though softer) faux fur lining and they are designed for the colder weather, but not for rain or anything else that is going to be too taxing on the suede that they are made out of.

      What do I think?

      I got these shoes a couple of years after I got UGG boots and immediately thought that they were a better shoe than UGGs were. For a start whilst both of them are comfortable initially EMU boots stay comfy for so much longer - in fact I would say mine have yet to not be comfortable - and the quality of the lining remains in tact much longer which helps keep that soft and gentle feeling. They are very warm shoes, probably just as warm as UGG boots, and they keep your feet cosy without the need for big thick socks. They keep their structure a lot better than UGG boots do - they do not collapse over the side of the souls. I think this could be because they have a more structured and supportive insole, which makes them more comfortable from the get go and helps them to keep up their appearances and function, even after a lot of wear. The only problem with them really is that they are also not hugely suitable for lots of use in one go, and you shouldn't walk too far in them, because the flatness of the soles will cause you feet problems.

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