It’s been a month since the first season of The Newsroom ended and I still find a way to bring it up in conversation (almost) daily. So I figured it’s time to blog about it!
Here are just a few of the many reasons why I love The Newsroom.
Every episode is well-written and exciting. This should come as no surprise since it’s a product of Aaron Sorkin’s mind. Yes, the same Aaron Sorkin who created The West Wing and wrote the screenplays for The Social Network and Moneyball.
It has an all-star cast. The Newsroom is (a fictional) behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program and I find all the characters equally sharp, witty, and most importantly, likeable. Jeff Daniels is probably my favorite playing the role of head anchor, Will McAvoy. But Olivia Munn, Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel and Sam Waterson also play their parts effortlessly.
I can’t wait for next season. Some of my favorite episodes from the first season were related to how the cast handled the Casey Anthony trial and when Bin Laden was killed, among many other real news moments of 2011. Thoughts are running rampant on what Aaron will focus on next season...the presidential election? Penn State? Healthcare? Gun control, again? With such a big news year, the possibilities are endless and anticipation is high. Thank you, HBO, for commissioning a second season.
HBO GO. The Newsroom airs at 10 p.m. on Sunday nights. Which, after a hectic weekend, or even after a calm weekend, feels pretty late to me. Enter HBO GO! I frequently caught up on the latest episodes of the first season using the HBO GO app on my iPad and iPhone. It’s free with your HBO subscription and it’s a great way to get unlimited access to all your favorite HBO shows, movies, sports, comedy, etc. There’s little to no wait time for new episodes and they also have pretty cool bonus features and behind-the-scenes extras.