The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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Main Justice 

When the team attends the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Mac makes an unexpected acquaintance and Will gets a surprise.

Director:

Alan Poul

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer ... MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr. ... Jim Harper
Alison Pill ... Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski ... Don Keefer
Dev Patel ... Neal Sampat (credit only)
Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner
Marcia Gay Harden ... Rebecca Halliday
Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing
Mary McCormack ... Molly Levy
B.J. Novak ... Lucas Pruit
Clea DuVall ... Lilly Hart
Grace Gummer ... Hallie Shea
Jimmi Simpson ... Jack Spaniel
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Storyline

Reece and Leona need to raise some money to save ACN and stop Randy and Blair; Will gets a surprise while attending a dinner at the White House; Maggie's story is featured on "News Night"; Don and Sloan try to keep their relationship secret. Written by Sharon Navarre

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

HBO Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jane Fonda (Leona Lansing) & Sam Waterston (Charlie Skinner) also worked together on Grace and Frankie (2015) as Grace Hanson & Sol Bergstein respectively. See more »

Goofs

Barry Lasenthal said he played football at A&M, presumably Texas A&M, and they lost to Nebraska all four years. Texas A&M and Nebraska have never played four consecutive years. See more »

Quotes

Gary Cooper: [singing as he exits the elevator and walks down the halls to the news room, shocked to see it filled with FBI agents] In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now God knows, anything goes. Good authors too who once knew better words now only use four letter words, writing- What the fuck is going on?
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Take a Walk
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Performed by Passion Pit
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22 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Newsroom

Sorkin's admirable attempt to dramatize the news section with a gut wrenching anatomy on behind the scenes of this show business, is one of the biggest upset ever to come across the screen. And not because of its failure on various aspects, it still falls under mediocrity but the expectations that it brought with such caliber of cast and makers, it is surely a swing and a miss. Sorkin's signature writing patterns is clearly visible as it is brimmed with competitive arguments and too many verbal sparring that moves with ferocious pace, he always keeps his audience on the edge of their seat trying to keep up with the narration.

But as much political galore this vision is, the actual content, the core of the drama that it has to and does rely upon is the real culprit in here. The conversations are chalky and the connections of the plots to pass the storyline forward is poorly weaved out. It seems like the venue has changed but the usual love affairs and breaking and mending of equations, is still their, the seen-this-seen-that details are outdated and audience is much smarter than this. The execution too isn't appropriately handled along with the camera work that is more pretentious than it is productive.

The only responsible man that makes your time worth is Daniels, in his morally complex and socially challenged coat that he is in, which too may seem like your usual anti-hero, but has much to offer as the character ages on screen. Supporting parallel-y is Mortimer whose quirkiness is easily absorbing, than her drama is, to be fair she isn't given the range to factor on a larger scale. Other supporting cast like Pill, Patel, Munn, Sadoski and Gallagher Jr. are the weak links to the series. The Newsroom could have been much more than just news, and this time even Sorkin couldn't convince us to watch the news.

Season 03

Scoffing off the melodramatic antics, this season is probably the best among all for depicting the least of any type of drama explored previously, it pins down all to one big case that is thoroughly investigated and triumphed over, something for the makers to sigh about the closure they achieve in here.

Main Justice

To depict the crises at best, the writers makes them take unexpected bold decisions which leads to more chaos and to us towards the more husky bits, which is always welcome with arms open wide, just ad Daniels does in here.


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