If you love ‘smart’ dramas that makes you think and not only filled with romance or nonsensical comedic acts; if you love Aaron Sorkin; if you love intense story plot and message-driven shows… this is for YOU!
I love watching/listening to intelligent people (that is why I love Sherlock from BBC too, it is damn brilliant!) and I am one of the suckers who love message-driven shows, because it makes me think about what we are doing or getting involved in. Some critics said this is a show that is full of itself, like a self-assuming facts-know-it-all. True or not, it depends on how the audience wants to believe in. Just like whatever you have seen on the news, in articles, in social media, are you really sure those are true facts? Are you sure that those ain’t propaganda? Are you sure those are words that do not manipulate your brain?
The answer is no. You can never be sure of ANYTHING in this world. Words are always there to influence or worse, manipulate emotions and thinking, believe it or not. The fact that human-beings usage of interaction and communication is never really THAT objective. You know how people says reporters and journalists have to be objective and all to ensure all facts while keeping a neutral stand? Nah, I don’t really believe that. How do we determine whether it is objective or not? It is just a matter of how we phrase the sentence, isn’t it? Ultimately, the articles and the reports are not going to be 100% objective.
Just because you see someone talking (rubbish) on television programmes, it doesn’t mean they are speaking the truth or making any sense.
I love this series to bits, very intellectual show that shows different viewpoints on world issues yet so funny at times.
If this is a manipulative show, I am more than happy to be manipulated by The Newsroom.
A U.S. TV series that is created based on the news events/happenings since 2009 till 2011. Cover from the General Election to homosexuality; killing Osama Bin Laden to the sorrows of the families who lost their loved ones in 9/11 incident. Even if you didn’t care anything about what’s happening around the world, I am very very veryyyyyyy sure that the issues covered in The Newsroom touched on the topics of world news that you heard of and thought of.
Will McAvoy, anchor of ACN, the main character and the “heart” of The Newsroom.
Stubborn, childish, complicated but smart and compassionate.
Hear his speech about why America is not the greatest country (oh, imho, no country is the greatest/perfect so don’t freak out yet).
I love his confused and complicated interaction with his love interest, MacKenzie, even though I can’t really relate to Mac. :/
He is so broken and hurt by her betrayal, in turn, he does a lot of crazy things (that is really funny sometimes, lol).
MacKenzie, the Executive Producer of The Newsroom.
An idealist and extremely compassionate/emotional. Love seeing her screaming at Will. It tickles me. Haha.
MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE CHARACTER – Jim Harper <3
Boyish, smart, geeky, considerate, encouraging. Basically, my cup of tea but… uh… well yeah. lol. He and Neal are the best combo of geeks in this show. :D
Neal’s Big Foot speech always cracks me up. But his smarts and ability to resource… woah. Just amazing.
Sloan, I LOVE YOU TOO! lol. My girl crush of the show. Smart, awkward, beautiful and adorably funny.
She’s so capable of so many things, I can’t help but to admire her.
Alright, funny scenes aside. This is a show driven by intellects, professionalism and sometimes… the acts of compassion. It might seems a little too emotional for reporters/anchors to be compassionate as news are supposedly “objective“. But who cares, it is a drama anyway. It is good to watch the stories behind each piece of news behind the scenes, how they verify each source of confirmation; how their resources and relations could help in getting the truth, so on and so forth.
Truthfully, I don’t like to watch news in general. I am cynical of how true they are sometimes, so many people are quoting each other and yet… do they really have the proof to support their statements? Would the audience like us research thoroughly before believing each piece of news?
Moreover, they are too full of negativity most of the times and it drains me out but I know how some articles could make me feel like we could do something on our part to make this a better world. The Newsroom makes me feel this way too, we all have a part to contribute to what kind of news we are reading and how we shaped our world. It is just like what the series have been trying to emphasize that we should be more civilized and less focused on celebrities’ personal lives (gossips). If we were to be concerned of the life of someone else, be sure the someone is worth the time… someone like your leaders of the country because those are the ones who will determine the rise and fall of our country by their morals and principles and actions!
Could we wake our senses up already?
When will we be truly civilized?