Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Newsroom (Serial)

Season 1

Aaron Sorkin clearly wrote this, and if you are a fan of West Wing, you will be a fan of this show. Jeff Daniels plays the conservative, republican news anchor of a cable news show during 2010-2012. This is during the development of the Tea Party and cable news increasingly affecting politics. Daniels is on a "mission to civilize" where his news show will actually inform people about facts and educate them, not just tell them what to believe based on rhetoric and preconceived bias/fear based reporting. The entire show is (watching in 2017) a big soapbox that seems to have been quite prescient. Of course there are lots of office politics and romance and tension to go along with the political posturing and elitism, but that is what Sorkin is good at.
4 stars (out of 5)

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