HBO’s new series from Aaron Sorkin, “The Newsroom,” is not a bad show. The pilot was solid. Sure it was a bit chatty. But, so were old movies and old TV dramas in the 40’s and 50’s. You can always tell when writers and directors are true fans of cinema and television. They get that TV and Film is art. Aaron Sorkin gets it. He is constantly challenging you with clever dialogue and storylines. My only complaint is some of the scenes ran a bit long. Cut it down Sorkin. Do you need me to come work for you? Because I will. It would be my pleasure.
The show starts off with Will McAvoy returning from a forced vacation to find out his ex girlfriend was hired to be his new Executive Producer. He is livid. There is lots of yelling and talking. Is this show like the best show on TV? No. But is it a solid show that will engage you? Yes. I enjoyed the stellar acting and writing from beginning to end. I see critics are saying, the show is not for stupid Americans. Yea it is. Not all Americans prefer dumbed down television. Some of us like to be challenged and impressed. Thank you Aaron Sorkin. Thank you for understanding some of us want our brains stimulated at night and not put on ice. Check out Mr. Sorkin’s show here .
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