Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Newsroom Premieres Tonight
HBO has a potential goldmine on it's hand with Aaron Sorkin's return to television, The Newsroom. I just got done binge watching all seven seasons of The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in anticipation of the show's premiere. Like The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 this new show chronicles the lives behind the camera at a cable news network like MSNBC, CNN or Fox News. Jeff Daniels leads an epic cast of actors, playing the on-air voice of the news, and after a major gaffe (god, I hate that word) he and his crew have to figure out a way to do the news and do it well. You can expect just as much walkandtalk rapid fire wit as West Wing and The Social Network, now with more swearing. I'm excited to see Dev Patel again, who was amazing in Slumdog Millionaire and Skins, and Jack McCoy himself Sam Waterson in his first post-Law and Order role. Now let's hope this can last longer than Luck.