When was the last time you watched something on your television that made you sit up and focus all your attention on the screen, and when it was over, you and everyone else in the room broke into applause? That’s just what happened to me tonight with HBO’s new series The Newsroom. — Script by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jeff Daniels in his best role ever, theme music by Thomas Newman, with Sam Waterston and a genuinely wonderful cast that made this show something a bit beyond great.
“A must see” is far too little praise for what the show says about us, our nation and the dysfunctional way we currently learn about what’s happening in our world.
I recommend, endorse and implore you to find a way to watch the Pilot episode. It’s already had 3 episodes on the air. You MUST see the pilot to understand what is going on. But it is well worth your time. We’ve become unwilling victims of the corporate infotainment machine. We should be demanding more.
This is not a paid endorsement – it’s a loud hurrah for something finally worth watching.