‘The Newsroom’ Breaks Out The Big Guns

Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Jeff Daniels, Greg Mottola, a voice cameo by Jesse Eisenberg? What more could HBO viewers ask for? Witness The Newsroom, which debuted on Sunday with decent premium channel ratings of 2.1 million viewers.

The show, made by the man (Sorkin) who wrote Moneyball and The Social Network and created The West Wing, follows a team of dysfunctional journalists and staff members who work for a well-known CNN-esque program called “News Night.”

I watched it yesterday and enjoyed it despite long-winded, unedited moments of dialogue. Fortunately it is good dialogue with an Emmy-ready cast worthy of delivering those witty lines that often relate to relevant stories of the past, like the BP oil spill of 2010.  Continue reading “‘The Newsroom’ Breaks Out The Big Guns”