The Newsroom S02E09 – Election Night Part II

  And just like that Season 2 comes to a close. Sigh. Clocking in with 9 episodes this season, the season finale of Aaron Sorkin’s fantastic show, comes to a close by really telling relationship stories this time around as the jobs of everyone at News Night hangs in the balance. As November 8, 2012…

The Newsroom S02E08 – Election Night Part I

  HBO’s brilliant Aaron Sorkin drama roared back to the screen this past Sunday after a one week absence (believe me I noticed) and brought the pot to a steady and feverish boil as we follow the ACN News Night team through election night of November 8, 2012, amidst all the problems the blown story…

The Newsroom S02E07 – Red Team III

  Wow. This week we watch ACN’s News Night come apart as the Genoa story completely unravels, with witnesses recanting, doctored evidence, unknown factors that completely affect the story from different sources… Holy crap. Everything goes sideways right after they go to air, when the general (Stephen Root)¬†Jerry (Hamish Linklater)¬†interviewed and then ‘fixed’ the interview…

The Newsroom S02E05 – News Night with Will McAvoy

This week’s episode is bottled to run the length of one broadcast of News Night, something I’ve wanted to see from the beginning of the series. And while, everything seems to be going smoothly on air, viewers are only seeing part of the story, there is so much going on around and in the news…

The Newsroom S02E04 – Unintended Consequences

  The episode’s title is completely apt this week, as we see unwanted and unexpected consequences plague the ACN team. We finally get to see what happened to Maggie (Alison Pill) in Uganda, causing her to be called back from Africa to be debriefed and under review, and it’s a little terrifying. We follow Maggie…

The Newsroom S01 E09 – The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama picks up right where least week’s ep left us hanging… in the dark. Literally. A power outage causes an interruption in the entire building, and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) asks Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) what their contingency plan is. On the fly, Emily gets the entire newsroom motivated to do a…

The Newsroom S01 E08 – The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn

It’s May 2011 this time on Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant HBO drama The Newsroom, and while other new programs are covering the trial of Casey Anthony, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team are taking the high road, and not pandering with what they consider info-tainment. And you know what, they are right to. The entire…

The Newsroom S01 E05 – Amen

This week’s ep runs from February 10th to the 14thof 2011 and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team take on a number of issues both on-air and off. On-air, their own Elliot Hirsch (David Harbour) is broadcasting from Cairo about the apparent revolution going on there. But he can’t get out onto the streets,…

The Newsroom S01 E03 – The 112th Congress

This week we follow New Night over the course of a number of their episodes, running from May 4, 2010 to November 2, 2010 when the 112th Congress goes into effect. We see it all as it happens, but we learn fairly quickly, that we are being told this through Charlie (Sam Waterston) as he…

The Newsroom S01 E02 – News Night 2.0

After a fantastic newscast last week (for us), Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team, are on a high, and ready to reinvigorate their program, News Night, with some new ideas. They want the best sources, to view the stories objectively, and supply information that will make decisions in the voting booth. They want to…