: Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) went on a rain-soaked rant to a "Sex And the City" tour group at the end of Season 1 about her unrequited love for Jim Harper (John Gallagher, Jr.), only to find that Jim is on the bus too. In the Season 2 premiere, Maggie wakes up in the middle of the night to find her boyfriend, Don Keefer (Thomas Sadoski), packing his things. Turns out some tourists caught Maggie's rant on video and it went viral.
Why this didn't work
: The idea that Maggie goes on a rant to a busload of tourists, and Jim happens to be on the bus, and chases her through the rain was just slightly over the top. Piling on later with the video going viral, and Maggie's bitter cousin sending it to Don, and that being the final straw in this dysfunctional relationship felt so contrived and far-fetched it could easily go down as "The Newsroom's" jumping the shark moment.
-- Molly Chance, Zap2it