Episode two of The Newsroom featured the debut of Olivia Munn’s Sloan Sabbith. When I found out that our beloved Bolivia Bunn was playing a woman with a PhD from Duke, I laughed. When I learned that her character was also an adjunct professor at an Ivy League university, I snorted. Several days later, it still seems hilarious to me. I know this is acting and all, but this is just completely unbelievable. It reminds me of Denise Richards portraying a nuclear physicist in The World is Not Enough. Please don’t mistake this as me being sexist. There are lots of women that can play economic geniuses. Olivia Munn?!? Yeah… I’m not feeling it.
Of course I could be wrong. What do you think of Olivia Munn’s character on The Newsroom. Do you buy her as a woman with a PhD from Duke?