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The Newsroom (U.S. TV series) | Introductory Reviews

The Newsroom is an Television Political Drama which was originally aired in USA on HBO from June 24, 2012 to December 14, 2014. The entire series was spread in 3 seasons and total 25 episodes were there.

The TV serial tried exploring behind-the-scenes happenings in a TV Channel (especially the news channel). The canvas of the TV series is fictional TV channel ACN (Atlantis Cable News) – ringing any bells by the channel names!!!?

TV Serial : The Newsroom
Created by :
Executive Producer : , , ,
Cinematography :
Theme Music :
Music By :
# of Seasons : 2
(Seasons 3 is running)
# of Episodes : 19
(Not including episodes of Season 3)
Genre : Political Drama
Production Companies : Fox Television Studios, Jeff Eastin and Warrior George Productions
Actors : (William Duncan “Will” McAvoy:), (MacKenzie Morgan “Mac” McHale), (James “Jim” Harper), (Margaret “Maggie” Jordan), (Don Keefer), (Neelamani “Neal” Sampat), (Sloan Sabbith), (Charlie Skinne), (Leona Lansing), (Reese Lansing), (Kendra James), (Elliot Hirsch), (Nina Howard), (Tess Westin), (Gary Cooper), (Martin Stallworth), (Tamara Hart), (Wade Campbell), (Lonny Church), (Lisa Lambert), (Dr. Jacob Habib), (Brian Brenner), (Jennifer Johnson), (Rebecca Halliday), (Jerry Dantana), (Hallie Shea), (Taylor Warren), (Herb Wilson), (Joey Phan), and others…
Purchase Link(s) : Purchase The Newsroom – The Complete First Season from Amazon.in
Purchase The Newsroom : The Complete Second Season from Amazon.in
Purchase The Newsroom: Season 1 from Amazon.com
Purchase The Newsroom: Season 2 from Amazon.com
Buy The Newsroom: The Complete First Season from Flipkart.com
Buy The Newsroom: The Complete Second Season from Flipkart.com

The TV channel got very popular when it was aired for the first season itself.

The similar content was tried exploring by Hindi Film Rann by Ram Gopal Verma before few years. Of course the canvas of the TV serial is very detailed and widespread.

To add to the authenticity of the content of the TV Series, Aaron Sorkin, the writer (of the TV Series) have attended MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann as an off-camera guest. Reportedly he have paid time watching various other famous Channels and its programme, including but not limited of CNN, Fox News Channel, etc.

It is also worth to note that till the serial was got the name “The Newsroom”, it was “More as This Story Develops”. There is a Canadian TV series with the same name was popular as well.

Season 1
Title Director Written By Aired on (in USA)
We Just Decided To
Greg Mottola
June 24, 2012
News Night 2.0
Alex Graves
July 1, 2012
The 112th Congress
Greg Mottola
July 8, 2012
I’ll Try to Fix You
Alan Poul
July 15, 2012
Amen
Daniel Minahan
July 22, 2012
Bullies
Jeremy Podeswa
July 29, 2012
5/1
Joshua Marston
August 5, 2012
The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn
Lesli Linka Glatter
August 12, 2012
The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate
Alan Paul
August 19, 2012
The Greater Fool
Greg Mottola
August 26, 2012

Of course we will provide our views for each episode separately but as a summary we can say that the first season revolves around a major news event from the recent past, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or the killing of Osama Bin Laden etc.

Season 2
Title Director Written By Aired on (in USA)
First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers
Alan Poul
Story By: and
Teleplay By:
July 14, 2013
The Genoa Tip
Jeremy Podeswa
Story By: , and
Teleplay By:
July 21, 2013
Willie Pete
Lesli Linka Glatter
Story By: , and
Teleplay By:
July 28, 2013
Unintended Consequences
Carl Franklin
August 4, 2013
News Night with Will McAvoy
Alan Poul
August 11, 2013
One Step Too Many
Julian Farino
August 18, 2013
Red Team III
Anthony Hemingway
August 25, 2013
Election Night, Part I
Jason Ensler
Sep 08, 2013
Election Night, Part II
Alan Poul
Sep 15, 2013

The second season revolves around a story which the channel was forced to cook. The only thing we can reveal (to keep your interest and amusement intact) is, it is about US Marine Corps, Afghanistan and sarin gas. If you remember, there was a similar scandal about TIME and CNN came out in 1998 (which was related to the Vietnam war).

Season 3
Title Director Written By Aired on (in USA)
Boston
Anthony Hemingway
November 9, 2014
Run
Greg Mottola
November 16, 2014
Main Justice
Alan Poul
Story By: &
Teleplay By:
November 23, 2014
Contempt
Anthony Hemingway
Story By:
Teleplay By:
November 30, 2014
Oh Shenandoah
Paul Lieberstein
December 7, 2014
What Kind of Day Has It Been
Alan Poul
December 14, 2014

We hadn’t seen the third season yet, so we cannot comment more about the same.

Overall, it is intersting to explore the behind-the-scenes stuff being happened in the TV channels; and this serial gives us a chance for the same. Nowadays there are a few News Channels are famous in almost every country and people are a lot aware about them then the early days.

There are always two sides of the coin, and there happens to be honest news and the thing otherwise. But, we think it would be an intersting experience for us to explore this arena through this TV series.

The list of the episodes will keep updated with the links to Episode wise reviews, so don’t forget to bookmark this page.

Poster curtsey: WikiPedia

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