‘The Newsroom’ to End – Sad to See it Go? [POLL/VIDEO]
Fresh on the heals of the announcement that “Boardwalk Empire” will be ending its run with this season comes word that another highly acclaimed HBO series will fade into TV oblivion.
Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” will end its run after the upcoming season which will debut sometime in the fall.
“The Newsroom” was one of those shows you made an appointment to watch, even if you had a DVR.
In fact, it helped if you recorded the show while you watched it because of the speed of the dialog.
I’d find myself more than once rewinding to a point in the show’s rapid fire exchanges to listen again to something I may have missed.
And even if you couldn’t get past the obvious political overtones of the show – it was riveting nonetheless. It was the type of show that challenged you to think – the “anti-Honey Boo Boo!”
The series — which centers around fictional cable newsman Will McAvoy as his group of of producers and correspondents work to put together a broadcast every day– was created by Oscar-winnner Aaron Sorkin, the man behind “The West Wing.”
“‘The Newsroom’ is classic Aaron Sorkin — smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”
Jeff Daniels will be returning to the role of McAvoy. The 58-year-old actor won his first Primetime Emmy award in September for his portrayal of the newsman.
The series has received a mixed response from critics since its debut in 2012. Some have praised the characters’ quick-witted dialogue, while others have criticized the show’s use of recent real-life headlines within episode plots.
I never found that to be a problem. It only added to the authenticity of the show.
In fact, you wonder if the show’s final scenes will be able to match the drama of the opener where Jeff Daniels’ character launches into a diatribe on why America is not the greatest country on earth anymore.