HBO's great show HBO The Newsroom has came to an end and culminating in a powerful finale that not only satisfies on an emotional level, but also ties up loose ends in an equally satisfying manner.
The Newsroom Season 1 follows the production of a new breed of news programming, News Night. As the lead anchor for the show, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), has an epiphany about the current state of politics, he decides that a new, “No Bullshit” approach is needed for his news show.
The Newsroom dvd 1 with romantic elements, while a touch cheesy -- especially the contrived but admittedly hilarious scene with Maggie scolding and shouting at a bus of Sex and the City fans -- also reached an important pivotal point. Many, including Rainn Wilson, have compared the Don-Maggie-Jim love triangle to the Jim-Pam-Roy subplot from the early days of The Office.
I wasn’t sure from the first episode in Newsroom dvd 1 but the show is formatted in a way that it skips through time to cover significant events in recent news history. The news stories are real and we get a behind the scenes look at how the stories and various segments are assembled for broadcast.
The show has speeches, or at least dialogue in which one person does the bulk of the talking, but it hasn’t been overwhelming. When it has been in there it has been good. This is Sorkin’s greatest strength, and with Jeff Daniels as the lead, things are delivered quite well. Most of the complaints here had to do with some of the scenes in the pilot where Will was more condescending to weaker targets.
The Newsroom has been an absolute delight to watch this season. Newsroom TV Reviews here can display you a complicated story.