Monday, August 13, 2012

Why I love, love, love HBO’s “The Newsroom”

I recently discovered HBO’s show “The Newsroom” starring Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, alongside many other amazing actors. I came late to the party, having the benefit to allow myself a little Newsroom-marathon with the first seven episodes over one weekend. And, boy, did I have a good time!

The critics have been rather sniffy about the show (unrealistic, manipulative, cheesy) – but it took me pretty much five minutes (or less – just as long as the “America is great”-rant takes) to fall in love with it. Head over heels.

Why? Very simple reason: I am hugely entertained. To me, it is a soap-opera with brains and a mission, sparkling screwball comedy-worthy dialogue, and likeable characters I can root for, sufficiently damaged and flawed  to be interesting.

Glad to hear that HBO is giving it a second season. But first – can’t wait to see how this one ends.