The Newsroom S01 E10 – The Greater Fool

How are we possibly at the end of the first season of this amazing show already? I was hooked from the get go, and not once, did Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant HBO drama steer me wrong, and it got me thinking and questioning. Even when it comes to some of my own posts. So I thank…

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 E06 – Bullies

This week, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and company face the very real threat of a death threat against Will’s life on Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama The Newsroom. This week’s episode takes place in a 48-hour period from April 11 to the 12 of 2011. After reading some of their website’s comments online, Will is infuriated,…

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…

The Newsroom S01 E01- We Just Decided To

Integrity. Honesty. Accountability. Objectivity. Not words that one tends to associate with the news, and journalists who are restricted to presenting the ‘facts’ as their corporate sponsors want nowadays. That’s not to say that there aren’t hardworking investigative journalists out there anymore. I know there are. It’s just too bad, they are being shoved aside…