The Newsroom: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review
13 June 2013
Summary: Aaron Sorkin is a man on a mission. And, no, not a political mission, even though The Newsroom is one of the most politically assertive, perhaps even aggressive television series since, well, The West Wing , yet another sharply penned, fiercely acted, confidently produced show from the mind of Sorkin.
Summary: Season 2 debuts July 14. The Newsroom already has frequent flashes of brilliance, but I’m curious to see how interested Sorkin is in shoring up some of the show’s flaws. HBO has put out another handsome set with this Blu-ray release; it may not blow your mind visually, but fans should eat up the bonus material. (Especially the commentary tracks.
Excerpt: Although he has six highly-regarded, high-profile screenplays to his name, including the Oscar-winning and nominee , Aaron Sorkin seems most at home on television. Episodic programming provides the necessary time for the sharp, wordy dialogue that made him famous and excuses the expectation for anything more action-packed or cinematic than that. HBO feels like a good fit for Sorkin.
Conclusion: A master class in great acting and writing, television series don't get much better than 'The Newsroom.' Each one of this first season's episodes prove to be highly rewatchable and a whole lot of fun. Even if you don't agree with the show's politics, you'll find yourself engulfed in its quick wit and engaging storylines. I have no hesitation in giving this set my highest recommendation.
Conclusion: If your politics are of the conservative persuasion, you should probably just skip this one, as you're not going to enjoy being told how your party is basically the cause of most of the world's problems. For everyone else, this is a very entertaining and thoughtful series that will deliver a look inside the world of journalism as you wish it would be, though the earnest preaching may rub some the wrong way.
Excerpt: The Newsroom är något så unikt (?) som en TV-serie som handlar om arbetet med en nyhetskanal och framförallt deras flaggskepp Newsnight som är deras huvudnyheter med allra flest tittare. Vi får bland annat följa hur arbetet såg ut när stora nyheter rapporterades som till exempel oroligheterna i Egypten för något år sedan och när Osama Bin Laden hittades och dödades. Det bjuds på mycket variation i avsnitten och många av dem är uppbyggda precis som en nyhetsartikel.