I’ve just started to revisit an HBO TV series from years back and it has reminded me of just how good it was the first time I watched it. The Newsroom is one of the best written shows I’ve ever seen.
It might have something to do with my passion for finding the truth and telling the stories that matter, and it might have something to do with the current political climate in the US, but the show is resonating with me on new levels as I watch it this time.
I enjoyed the show tremendously the first time I watched it, but this time it’s even better. The character development and depth of the personalities of each are so well done. The wittiness, the snarky banter between characters, and the complicated relationships that exist in the show are so beautifully intertwined that it’s almost addictive. I find myself emotionally invested in some characters, and at the same time wishing some weren’t on the show at all, in ways that feel almost as if I’m as into it as watching some of my favorite sports teams.
The difficulties of the decisions that the newsroom staff members have to make are so much more than what you would think that journalists have to go through. It really shines a light on the importance in the media for the democracy that is the United States.
Unfortunately, Aaron Sorkin has already stated that there are no plans for a reboot. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching The Newsroom on HBO. There are three full seasons that originally aired back in 2012, so you can imagine some of the subject matters that captured our attention back then on the news.