The Newsroom (2012)

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Wow ...!Rating: 2 likes, 3 dislikes
I had downloaded the premier of this show, and ... well, I forgot that I had done so.

By the time I remembered that I had it on my hard drive, the show was on about the sixth or seventh episode ... so I watched that first episode.

At about the 30 minute mark, I started downloading the rest of the episodes, though I forced myself to limit myself to one a day.

Having been a fan of Aaron Sorkin's "West Wing" from a few years back, I had a pretty good idea of what I was going to be getting with this new show -- and thankfully, I was right: Drama, humor, tough situations, amazing ideas -- all the stuff Mr. Sorkin was famous for when he was the show runner on "West Wing."

I particularly liked the idea they came up with for the presidential debates. :o) That format definitely would weed out the bozos that shouldn't be there.

Yes, the dialog is fast (and I'm not ashamed to say that I had to do some rewinding when someone walked in at the wrong time), but as a "West Wing" watcher from back in the day, I was used to it.

Bottom line, if you liked "West Wing" (*BEFORE* Mr. Sorkin walked off the show), you'll be quite at home with "The Newsroom." At the risk of sounding cliché, "Two thumbs up."

Review posted on Thursday, September 20th 2012 at 5:42 am

Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Status: Ended
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 24, 2012
Ended: December 14, 2014
Episodes Order: 6
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