TV Review: Newsroom Season 3
Jenn and I have never been shy about our love for Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom on HBO. Over the last couple of years when we've sat down and talked about our favorite TV shows, Newsroom has been a staple. When the show was renewed for its third season earlier this year, HBO also announced that it would be the shows last. Newsroom started with one of the most hooking scenes I've ever seen a show start with. Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels) goes off on a five minute monologue about why America isn't the greatest country in the world.
It's a scene that becomes the driving force for the three seasons of Newsroom. This past season has been probably the strongest of the three season run for Newsroom. Sorkin knowing that the show was coming to an end tightened up the writing quite a bit and made one of the most intense plots the show has seen. Where as before you would watch episode to episode without any major cliffhangers or carrots leading you to the next episode. Season 3 was all about wondering out they were ever going to wrap this all up.
The good news is that Aaron Sorkin did an phenomenal job. The last couple of episodes were powerful. They had some of the most moving monologues and scenes I've seen in a TV show all year. For me Newsroom is easily one of the best shows on TV right now. If you haven't watched it you owe it to yourself to invest in the three season run and see how the news should be done.