Sunday, July 8, 2012

TV: The Newsroom

When I work, I need something to keep me awake. Coffee is absolutely a must, but since I'm breastfeeding our li'l boy, I am limited to only 2 cups a day. (Sad, I know!) What keeps me up is watching a tv series on my other monitor. Since NCIS, NCIS: LA, Hawaii 5-0, Person of Interest and Body of Proof on a break till Fall, I needed to look for other TV Series to accompany me during my work hours. Enter HBO's newest series, The Newsroom
Photo from Huffington Post
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. - HBO
Firstly, the mere mention of Jeff Daniel's (IMDB) name is music to my ears. I absolutely love this guy! He is such a versatile and effective actor. 
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy

Secondly, HBO is really known for producing quality tv series and mini-series. (Hello, Sex and the City and Entourage?) So when I saw it online, I knew I just had to watch it. I initially saw only 2 episodes as the series just started airing about three weeks ago, June 24th to be exact, and it definitely did not disappoint. The acting is superb, the characters are just fab, and the storyline is fascinating!

And remember the guy who played the lead in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire"? He is part of this show as well. 
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat

If you are looking for more reasons why you should watch this series, here's another one: the show has earned decent ratings that HBO already renewed it for Season 2, shortly after the 2nd episode has been aired. 

The Newsroom Season 1 Trailer

The Newsroom airs every Sunday, 10pm ET on HBO (US). The series has not been picked up yet by HBO Asia, but I am sure it will be soon. For now, you can try watching it online. :)


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