A solid show with an even more solid blu-ray release.
6 June 2013
Excerpt: The Newsroom is a really interesting, smart written show by the constantly impressive Aaron Sorkin. I'm not the best at writing reviews, so honestly, I'd really just recommend watching the opening scene on youtube, you'll either know you want to watch it or not. HOWEVER, on the release side of things: The Newsroom is yet another amazing blu-ray release by HBO. The show is sharp, the blacks are solid and crushed, the colour is vibrant and beautiful.
Summary: I'm not one to bother with reviewing things but I make an exception on well
written and skilfully produced television and movie productions. For those
unfamiliar Aaron Sorkin, he is an absolute expert at writing for TV and movies
in such a way as to capture sometimes complex issues and yet deliver them to the
audience in such a way that even if you don't understand the full complexity of
the issues, you always get the drama associated to it – and it is that drama
Summary: When Sky TV launched their SoHo Channel The Newsroom was one of their lead
offerings. Written by Aaron Sorkin (of West Wing fame) it gained a following in
I enjoyed the series; the two lead actors are excellent and the production
values are high.
This said I only give it 3 1/2 stars. At times the script is so wordy it
borders on tedium, also some of the characters slip into a stereotype mould and
become unbelievable. Also on odd occasions the editing is ragged.