An allegory for cable news outlets which jump the gun in reporting news that can turn out to be terribly wrong, Aaron Sorkin holds his fictional network up as an unrealistic role model.
Will McAvoy of ‘The Newsroom’ tried to throw money at ACN’s problems, while his staffers literally threw their bodies into their work.
While ‘News Night’ is rebooting in order to emphasize substance over nonsense, how about having ‘The Newsroom’ follow suit?
The pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ embodies TV news the way Sorkin wishes it would be, journalism’s version of ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’
HBO has released a trailer for the first episode of ‘Newsroom.’ It looks interesting enough, but considerably different from the pilot script I read last year.
Eleven years ago today, we saw the last episode of “Sports Night” on ABC. (Sob.) Join me, won’t you, in celebrating why Aaron Sorkin’s show that was not really about sports is still worth talking about eleven years later…
’30 Rock’ came out with its second great episode in a row this week, which featured the return of Devon Banks, complete with totally awesome ‘Star Wars’ reference.