The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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Unintended Consequences 

October 3, 2011: When Will's interview with Shelly of OWS goes horribly wrong, the Genoa team are at risk of losing a potentially valuable lead. Recounting her trip in Uganda to Rebecca ... See full summary »

Director:

Carl Franklin

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 9 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer ... MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr. ... Jim Harper
Alison Pill ... Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski ... Don Keefer
Dev Patel ... Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner
Marcia Gay Harden ... Rebecca Halliday
David Harbour ... Elliot Hirsch
Hamish Linklater ... Jerry Dantana
Grace Gummer ... Hallie Shea
Aya Cash ... Shelly Wexler
Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper
Constance Zimmer ... Taylor Warren
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October 3, 2011: When Will's interview with Shelly of OWS goes horribly wrong, the Genoa team are at risk of losing a potentially valuable lead. Recounting her trip in Uganda to Rebecca Halliday, Maggie relives the experience. Jim's frustrations with the Romney campaign continue. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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HBO Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Quotes

Will McAvoy: I'm not smug; I'm having a crisis of confidence.
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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

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You Got It
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Written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty
Performed by Roy Orbison
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and it's slow..
22 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Newsroom

Sorkin's admirable attempt to dramatize the news section with a gut wrenching anatomy on behind the scenes of this show business, is one of the biggest upset ever to come across the screen. And not because of its failure on various aspects, it still falls under mediocrity but the expectations that it brought with such caliber of cast and makers, it is surely a swing and a miss. Sorkin's signature writing patterns is clearly visible as it is brimmed with competitive arguments and too many verbal sparring that moves with ferocious pace, he always keeps his audience on the edge of their seat trying to keep up with the narration.

But as much political galore this vision is, the actual content, the core of the drama that it has to and does rely upon is the real culprit in here. The conversations are chalky and the connections of the plots to pass the storyline forward is poorly weaved out. It seems like the venue has changed but the usual love affairs and breaking and mending of equations, is still their, the seen-this-seen-that details are outdated and audience is much smarter than this. The execution too isn't appropriately handled along with the camera work that is more pretentious than it is productive.

The only responsible man that makes your time worth is Daniels, in his morally complex and socially challenged coat that he is in, which too may seem like your usual anti-hero, but has much to offer as the character ages on screen. Supporting parallel-y is Mortimer whose quirkiness is easily absorbing, than her drama is, to be fair she isn't given the range to factor on a larger scale. Other supporting cast like Pill, Patel, Munn, Sadoski and Gallagher Jr. are the weak links to the series. The Newsroom could have been much more than just news, and this time even Sorkin couldn't convince us to watch the news.

Season 02

Attempting to overcome the limitations of the previous seasons, this exploration of a news channel is now more focused in the professional life than the personal one, but still it doesn't suggest that they are going to draw out a magic rabbit out of the hat, it still is a story we have all heard of.

Unintended Consequences

The ongoing trial seems promising and gripping rather than the real action, and also Pill fails to justify the content with her shallow performance. Besides that, only Mortimer gets to factor in effectively on a positive side.


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