From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
Watch the complete first episode on YouTube.
Personally, I thought the premiere was absolutely fantastic. I’ve never been a fan of HBO programming, but this is golden. Literally the best television show I’ve seen in years, and Jeff Daniels is a compelling actor.
I don’t think I’ll subscribe to HBO on television, but I will buy this show online. Consider me hooked.