Synopsis: A newsroom anchor decides to fight convention and report the news as it used to be reported. A satire on the news and media today.
What Season: 1
Review: I can’t say that I was a fan or not a fan of Aaron Sorkin. I loved the Social Network, hated Moneyball and didn’t see The West Wing. So I came into this show pretty blind and.. I hated it. Now I didn’t hate everything. I thought they did a lot of stuff right, especially the news stuff. The problem is the rest of the stuff. Sorkin spends too much time on the relationships of the characters and setting up love triangles in what would be considered old in sitcoms. Olivia Munn is the worst offender, the whole season she is portrayed as a smart independent free-thinking reporter but by the last episode she is also trying to chase a guy. In the end the theme becomes “news is important but not as important as love.” Which I’m not sure he was going for that. I would much rather have all that take a back seat to what it takes to run a news show in a world where all news is at your fingertips at any time. A lot of times it feels like we are pausing the show to focus on the relationship and it comes off forced. The performances are all top notch especially Alison Pill because even though she is given the worst story line she manages to pull through and not be completely terrible. Terry Crews shows up for a few episodes to be awesome as well.
Favorite Episode: 5/1 This episode focuses on the death of Osama bin Laden and how it effected everyone from pilots to police. It lets the relationship stuff come as a part of the story instead of throwing it in there. Everything flows well and this is how the show should have been.
Trivia: Sorking has fired almost all his writing staff so there is room for season 2.