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June 25, 2012

'The Newsroom' Is The Reason To Watch TV This Summer

Last night I tuned into HBO's newest original program, 'The Newsroom'. The show comes from the mind of Aaron Sorkin, and boasts an all star cast with the likes of Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Allison Pill, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel,  and Sam Waterson. I was vaguely interested in the show, but I didn't have it as a must see on my agenda. I figured I would catch up to it eventually on DVR or On Demand. But last night after 'True Blood' ended and 'The Newsroom' was set to begin, I decided to tune in and see how it would go on the first night. What a great decision!!!!! The show was fantastic... without a doubt it opened with one of the greatest opening scenes ever and just continued to steamroll as the show went on. I was engrossed with the characters, the acting was spectacular (especially from Daniels as the gruff news anchor & Pill as the bubbly young assistant), and the shows writing shined brightly. All of this splashed against the backdrop of the BP oil spill... wow, just wow. I loved everything about this show and I can't wait to see how this first season plays out. My one disappointment from the first show? Had to be the fact that my Asian pear Olivia Munn did not appear in the first episode... but she will be coming up a lot in the next few episodes and I can't wait. Given the fact that 'True Bood' has fallen off and I didn't have much on the docket for this summer when it comes to TV, I am glad that 'The Newsroom' has come along to fill the void. lets see how it all plays out!!!! Please enjoy the opening scene after the jump.... if this does not get you hooked in, I don't know what will.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed! I was glued to the set last night. I dig the general insight into how a news show like this works, behind the scenes & I can't wait to see what's coming up in future episodes!