Olivia Munn’s Dual-Wielding PhDs

Olivia Munn had more lines than ever on the last episode of The Newsroom. Previously, I was floored that her character, Sloan Sabbith, has a PhD from Duke and is an adjunct professor at Columbia. That’s pretty unbelievable. This week it was revealed that her character has two PhDs. Wow. I know she’s acting and I realize this is fiction, but this has crossed the line from “pretty unbelievable” to “are you frickin’ kidding me?!?”. Believing a woman portrayed by Olivia Munn has two PhDs is akin to actually believing you can get super powers from radioactive spiders.

On the slightly more serious side, the Sloan Sabbith character actually developed this week. She’s supposed to be “the smartest person on the show”, but she lacks social skills and understanding. Normally, I would find this irresistibly charming, but the characterization underscores what a poor choice Munn was for this role. While there are many things wrong with Olivia Munn, she’s certainly charming and gregarious. She just doesn’t work as a socially awkward economics nerd, don’t you agree?

Author: RPadTV


23 thoughts on “Olivia Munn’s Dual-Wielding PhDs”

  1. Yeah i totally agree. I tend to change the channel when i see her on the screen. Im loving everyone else on the show, especially kim pine…. I mean allison pill.

    1. I keep thinking of her as Kim Pine too. I'm pretty sure that's who she'll be in my head forever…kind of like how I always call Bill Pullman "Lonestar" and Lou Diamond Phillips "La Bamba".

  2. I love this show.

    Her character must have some larger role later on. So far she seems out of place. I don't mind her on the show so far. It would be nice if she got naked…since it's HBO…but so far she hasn't had so much screen time that it makes you cringe. Yet.

    1. I agree with this.

      My issues with her on AoTS was that she was way too hammy and I never thought she was CRAZY hot. Now, I never met her or anything, so I strictly have the viewpoint from an observer.

      As for her role, she seems to be a pundit. Like, the channel's goto economics person. Sort of like a less annoying Jim Cramer.

    1. I thought everyone was topless in that movie. That being said, Anne Hathaway was topless in Brokeback Mountain, and that wasn't enough to get me to watch it either.

  3. I need to watch this show.

    (and by "this show" I mean "that picture you have posted")


  4. Wow, I guess I don’t get it. I love her character on the show. I like the uniqueness.

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