“First step in solving any problem, is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore. Enough?”
Eight minutes in, and I’m already hooked.
Aaron Sorkin’s (The Social Network, The West Wing, Moneyball) “The Newroom” debuted this past Sunday, June 24th at 10pm on HBO.
After losing his patience during a college appearance, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), anchor and managing editor of News Night, has to deal with losing his staff due to his co-anchor landing a new show and taking the staff with him. The president of the Atlantis Cable News (ACN), Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterson) hires Will a new executive producer, MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) who turns out to be his ex-girlfriend. The staff is faced with new challenges when there is breaking news about an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The first episode is available, free of charge on Youtube, iTunes and HBO.com.
It was watched by 2.1 million viewers it’s premier night and it scored a 57/100 on Metacritic.
Watch it here: The Newsroom and catch it every Sunday night at 10p.m.
My thought after watching this show? “I want to become an actress who plays a journalist.”
Honestly though, I’m just excited that there’s a show that has something to do with my field of study. I’m tired of doctor and lawyer shows.