I’m a liberal and even I admit Hollywood has a liberal bias. Sorkin is its poster child. His talents as a writer and ability to frame arguments in a way which make liberals smile must upset conservatives.
Sorkin brings his liberal slant to The Newsroom. The series is fiction, but bolstered by fact. The first episode takes place the day of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf.
I’m being too positive. It sounds like I unconditionally enjoyed the show. That’s not how I was while watching. The Newsroom developed slowly, relied on tired hooks and predictable interactions. There are too many characters you’ve seen before.
What I did like is the excitement of a newsroom at airtime. It’s not always that way. I’ve seen too many producers pass on breaking stories and in fact that mindset is a large part of Sorkin’s morality play.
If I had to grade the show it would get a C. I will be back because there’s lot’s of potential… and Sorkin.