the newsroom review

At Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, April 21, Aaron Sorkin apologized for trying to teach us a bunch of lessons on "The Newsroom." As the show moves into its third and final season on HBO, Sorkin admitted that he is only now beginning to figure out how to write it.
From a man who is, like, really not very good at apologies, this is a pretty good apology. Although, as Emily Nussbaum noted
As a wide-eyed intern, quickly promoted to associate producer as a result of her loyalty, it seemed "The Newsroom" would
As Sorkin and his fellow executive producers prepare for season two, I hope they take the feedback to heart and turn the show around.
Before I get to the bad, the good: over the last two episodes, the journalism side of the show has markedly improved. That's
Seeing Rambo II and The Newsroom in such close proximity got some neurons firing in my brain that helped me finally figure out what's going on with creator Aaron Sorkin's wildy divisive new HBO skein.
Everyone on this show seems pissed off all the time. They go on lengthy rants and sometimes take the entire episode to make their point.
Why not give him some credit for putting on screen a fictitious version of the real battle for the soul of TV news, lost to the mercenary motives of men in suits to whom "pander" is a sacred principle?
It's possible that the problem with The Newsroom is a mistaken ordering of its priorities. It's presented as, "Come for the political polemic, stay for the high-stakes workplace drama," rather than the other way around.
I sat down to watch The Newsroom, full of hopeful anticipation that this fictitious show would somehow artfully articulate the eight kinds of crazy we all witness everyday on the real cable news networks. And my hope was fulfilled.
"The Newsroom," for the most part, has been reamed by critics. So, naturally, I dug it. Don't get me wrong, there are some parts that are maddening and frustrating, for sure, but there's nothing like it on television and Sorkin's words have clearly been missed on the small screen.